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Fladgate replaced by Signature Litigation in third lawyer swap on £4bn RBS shareholder row

3-Aug-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Fladgate has been replaced by Signature Litigation on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its shareholders.

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Farrers launches firmwide three-year strategy for growth

3-Aug-2015 0:03 am | By Rachel Moloney

Farrer & Co has unveiled its three-year strategy, as the independent firm plans to expand its offering with the introduction of a child protection unit and provisions to help new foreign clients.

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LSE reappoints Pinsents as sole legal provider

3-Aug-2015 0:01 am

The London School of Economics (LSE) has appointed Pinsent Masons as its sole legal provider for the third time.

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KWM’s Fuller: “No more mergers for now, our focus is on integration”

31-Jul-2015 0:05 am | By Yun Kriegler

With the international legal community still abounding with scepticism around the concept of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller finds part of his job is to deliver “proof of concept” both internally and externally.

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Bristows to battle Olswang in Supreme Court over London Google lawsuit

31-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Bristows client Google has won permission to appeal a recent Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that said British users can sue the technology giant in the UK.

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London

Freshfields finance partner Steele departs for Kirkland

30-Jul-2015 6:00 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Michael Steele, a month after high-yield partner Ward McKimm made the opposite move.

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Weil and DLA Piper advise on PAI Partners' £1.8bn exit from cargo group Swissport

31-Jul-2015 2:19 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have won top roles on the £1.8bn sale of baggage handling company Swissport from private equity firm PAI Partners to China’s HNA Group. 

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BLM beats predictions as turnover breaks £100m

31-Jul-2015 11:43 am | By Jonathon Manning

BLM has seen turnover increase 17 per cent from £89m to £104.1m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Burges Salmon boosts net profit by 10.6 per cent to £28.1m in fourth record-breaking year

31-Jul-2015 10:12 am | By Natasha Bernal

Revenue at Burges Salmon grew by 5.6 per cent in 2014/15 from £76.5m to £80.8m for the fourth consecutive year, while net profit increased by 10.6 per cent from £25.4m to £28.1m during the period.

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Herbert Smith Freehills keeps 92 per cent of qualifiers in strong retention round

31-Jul-2015 10:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has revealed a 92 per cent retention rate for its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees, with 34 of 37 trainees staying on at the firm.

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Gordons quartet leave to start private client boutique

31-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

A team of private client lawyers from Leeds based firm Gordons has split away from the firm to set up a private law boutique.

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Three in four lawyers burnt out

31-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nearly three in every four lawyers are suffering from burnout or worried about the condition, a survey of 1,000 lawyers has revealed.

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Clifford Chance client Nadine Dorries MP bats off "harrassment" election petition

30-Jul-2015 4:45 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance client Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has successfully batted off an election petition that threatened to trigger a by-election in her constituency.

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BLP advises Highways England on launch of £1.5bn smart motorway programme

30-Jul-2015 3:59 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Highways England as it awarded £1.55bn worth of contracts for its smart motorways programme. 

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Clifford Chance to defend High Court election petition claim for Nadine Dorries MP

30-Jul-2015 12:05 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has instructed Clifford Chance to defend a petition lodged with the High Court accusing her of smearing the applicant’s “personal character and conduct”.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Wragges’ Canadian adventure

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is only a year old but in January it will merge again, with Canada’s Gowlings. While the combined firm is aiming for global growth, it has ruled out expanding into the US - preferring to set its sights on regions such as Asia.

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Meet the Best in Class: The Lawyer Awards video

24-Jul-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

What would you ask judges from The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, if you had the chance? At the first Best in Class networking and best practice event, this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel were given the chance to get a glimpse into the judging room. 

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Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Sam Eastwood, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

The seven years since Norton Rose Fulbright’s Sam Eastwood featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 have seen the disputes market – and Eastwood’s career – change rapidly.

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Industry Leaders

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Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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KWM’s Fuller: “No more mergers for now, our focus is on integration”

31-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

With the international legal community still abounding with scepticism around the concept of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller finds part of his job is to deliver “proof of concept” both internally and externally.

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The Lawyer Eats

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Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

There is, I am told an unspoken rivalry between local supporters of Trinity, Clapham and Chez Bruce, Wandsworth and there are very definitely two camps. 

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After the storm: professional indemnity and cross-border protection plans

3-Aug-2015

Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.

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The Bar Top 30: small sets, big ambition

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

While much of the commercial bar is in growth mode despite a challenging market, it is the smaller sets where most activity is happening. Big shots beware

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London

Farrers launches firmwide three-year strategy for growth

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Farrer & Co has unveiled its three-year strategy, as the independent firm plans to expand its offering with the introduction of a child protection unit and provisions to help new foreign clients.

money

BLM beats predictions as turnover breaks £100m

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

BLM has seen turnover increase 17 per cent from £89m to £104.1m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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In-house interview: Kristin Campbell, Hilton Worldwide

3-Aug-2015 | By Katy Dowell

As legal boss of Hilton Worldwide, Kristin Campbell has guided the $10bn hospitality giant through an IPO, honed a 350-strong set of external advisers to 35 and is now putting the finishing touches to an expansion plan

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In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

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The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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KWM’s Fuller: “No more mergers for now, our focus is on integration”

With the international legal community still abounding with scepticism around the concept of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller finds part of his job is to deliver “proof of concept” both internally and externally.

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London

Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Top 10 stories: 24-31 July 2015

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Our online analysis pieces were a hit with readers last week, as a look at moves to and from US firms topped the most-read stories list.

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