Stewarts

Stewarts Law settles legal battle but fate of lawyer duo hangs in the balance

22-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Investment banker Geoffrey Logue has settled his legal battle against Stewarts Law, in a case that resulted in two of its solicitors being struck off following a private prosecution last year.

Chancery Lane

39 Essex Street to move out of the Temple and into Chancery Lane

23-Jul-2014 1:13 pm | By Kate Beioley

London set 39 Essex Street Chambers is to leave the comfort of the Inns of Court to take up residence in Chancery Lane after adding a 25-strong barrister team from 4 -5 Gray’s Inn Square in 2012.

Linklaters

Linklaters first of the magic circle to post NQ retention for autumn 2014

23-Jul-2014 3:23 pm | By Amy Carlse

Linklaters has revealed that it will retain 93 per cent of its final-seat trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions this autumn, becoming the first magic circle firm to announce retention figures this year.

Construction

Lend Lease promotes senior legal counsel Packer to EMEA GC

23-Jul-2014 3:13 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Australian-headquartered construction giant Lend Lease has promoted senior legal counsel Mark Packer to the role of general counsel (GC) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

cyprus

Cypriot firm launches legal action against EU over 'bail-in'

23-Jul-2014 12:38 pm | By Joanne Harris

Cypriot firm Dr K Chrysotomides & Co has filed a lawsuit against the EU on behalf of 51 claimants seeking compensation for losses suffered when Cyprus agreed to a ‘bail-in’ on two Cypriot banks.

Money

Shakespeares' staff share £700k bonus pot after firm hits £50m target

23-Jul-2014 10:30 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has divided a £700,000 bonus pool between 661 staff after hitting a £50m revenue target set by chief executive Paul Wilson.

Hong Kong

Slaughters adds to Hong Kong partnership to bring total to 13

23-Jul-2014 10:13 am | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has made up a new partner in Hong Kong, with the promotion taking effect from 1 August 2014.

Kennedys

Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

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Linked In

LinkedIn hires former Yahoo legal chief as its new general counsel

22-Jul-2014 1:27 pm | By Natalie Stanton

LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.

dubai

Clifford Chance launches Dubai-based training contract

22-Jul-2014 1:03 pm | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance has launched a Middle East graduate scheme that will see trainees split their time between London and Dubai.

court

Gray's Inn Tax Chambers suffers fifth exit in three months after Devereux raid

22-Jul-2014 12:47 pm | By Kate Beioley

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (GITC) has seen three silks walk out in the last three months, with Devereux becoming the latest to add a member from the set.

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The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

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Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective

21-Jul-2014

Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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Money

Shakespeares' staff share £700k bonus pot after firm hits £50m target

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has divided a £700,000 bonus pool between 661 staff after hitting a £50m revenue target set by chief executive Paul Wilson.

money

2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

City Gherkin

The power behind Jones Day’s mid-market M&A knock-out

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It’s no wonder that Jones Day’s London office has been on a corporate associate shopping spree over the past year, hand-picking eight new associates to handle its increased workload.

jigsaw

Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet

17-Jul-2014

What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell?

roses

Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

Cayman

Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Money

Shakespeares' staff share £700k bonus pot after firm hits £50m target

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has divided a £700,000 bonus pool between 661 staff after hitting a £50m revenue target set by chief executive Paul Wilson.

Kennedys

Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

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Webb

In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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Brown

PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

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Europe

European moves: 24 July 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Chancery Lane

39 Essex Street to move out of the Temple and into Chancery Lane

London set 39 Essex Street Chambers is to leave the comfort of the Inns of Court to take up residence in Chancery Lane after adding a 25-strong barrister team from 4 -5 Gray’s Inn Square in 2012.

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Luxembourg

Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

Luminita Popa

Special report: Romania – In a good place

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

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