1 February 2010
Farrer & Co has beefed up its commercial property arm with the appointment of Richard Peskin as a consultant.
Human rights barrister Tim Otty QC has left 20 Essex Street to join civil rights set Doughty Street Chambers.
When Allen & Overy (A&O) announced it would allow part-time equity partners (The Lawyer.com, 21 January) City firms cried that this was nothing new.
Ashurst corporate partner David Kershaw will leave the firm after 28 years to go back to university.
Ashurst has scooped a lead role on a deal that will see the development of a new $100m (£61.8m) theme park in Florida.
Former British Gas general counsel Adrian Morris has been appointed associate general counsel for BP’s global refining and marketing division.
Castrén & Snellman, Finland’s oldest law firm at 122 years, likes to think of itself as a firm of principles.
A group of City law firms has helped fund a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) scheme to support the South West London Law Centre (SWLLC).
Claimant media lawyers are threatening to bring judicial review proceedings against the Government after it unveiled proposals to introduce a 10 per cent cap on conditional fee arrangements in defamation cases.
New exec partner and female group pursue likeminded business development aims
All staff at Denton Wilde Sapte are to be given training in stress management in a bid to reduce the cost of ill-health to the firm.
Dewey & LeBoeuf has landed lead roles on two major acquisitions by longstanding client Bank Audi.
Known more for flatlands than its peaks and troughs, you must look west to find all the real energy in Canada’s business landscape.
ACWA Power International, a Saudi company specialising in major Middle East power and water deals, has hired Juraj Strasser to the newly created role of general counsel (projects).
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has picked up the position as sole adviser on employment and HR issues for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
As legal chief for medical equipment provider and operator Asteral, Antoinette Keane and her team need to consistently prove their worth to sole client the NHS.
Statistics tell you a lot, but personal stories are often more revealing.
Flexible working is no barrier to promotion, as these women - all working mothers at the top of their game - can testify
Latham & Watkins has swooped on rival White & Case for a four-partner team of bank finance and capital markets partners.
Rehearsal studios around the country are preparing for an onslaught of lawyers as the largest-ever number of rocking legal talent gears up for LawRocks II.
Linklaters’ Paris office has scored a victory in the French Court of Appeal, acting for three subsidiaries of steel giant ArcelorMittal to reduce the fine the company received for acting in a cartel by almost 90 per cent.
Former Hammonds Direct partner Stephen York has moved over to Lovells’ Dubai office to build a Middle East dispute resolution practice as his dispute with his former firm is understood to be ongoing.
Nicola Davies QC has been appointed a High Court judge to sit in the Queen’s Bench Division.
Appleby enters Guernsey and Conyers Dill & Pearman follows. It’s a classic follow the leader situation right?
After a dire 2009 Clifford Chance is pinning its hopes on its young guns.
Napthens has taken on commercial litigation partner Sean Gibbs (pictured), who joins from DWF.
A decision made last year by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has shone the spotlight on whether clients are entitled to choose their own lawyer to represent them when they are covered by legal expenses insurance (LEI).
Research by The Lawyer shows direct link between flexible working take-up and female partner retention
Concerns about the future stability of the bar are having a knock-on effect on the number of barristers applying to become QCs, leading barristers have warned.
Salans has named New York corporate partner François Chateau as chairman of its seven-strong revamped board, with incumbent Stephen Finch stepping down after five years in the role.
The hire of a Spanish real estate team from DLA Piper has helped SJ Berwin bag a UK hotel deal.
Sadly, the recession has put paid to Tulkinghorn’s own once-legendary travel budget, but many a lawyer will have pangs of sympathy for George Clooney’s character in his current hit Up In The Air.
?Momentum is gathering in the US, with a growing number of firms reporting their 2009 year-end results over the past few days.
Wastepack Group has named James Geary as its director of legal affairs and company secretary.
Private client lawyers have been proactive in response to the many recent setbacks with the launch of the Family Office Channel. Sarah Cormack and Patricia Milner explain the benefits already gleaned and the many to come from this innovative forum
Wikborg Rein has become the first Norwegian firm to practise English law in the City after adding three maritime partners to its London office.
What time do you usually leave the office? Between 8pm and 9pm if I’m lucky.