14 September 2009
Allen & Overy (A&O) is piloting a career development scheme aimed at teaching associates how to communicate ‘powerfully’ with clients and colleagues.
Ashurst has helped clients Carillion and Interserve close two strategic Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects in Durham and Sandwell.
Tax lawyers are no longer on the sidelines. In June the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development announced it was considering forcing multinationals to reveal how much tax they pay in each jurisdiction.
In our people moves page on 13 July it was stated that David Howker QC had joined No5 Chambers, Birmingham from 2 Hare Court as an associate tenant.
A select group of firms are using established relationships to tap into fresh seams.
Eversheds has been mildly rebuked in an otherwise damning report into the collapse of MG Rover.
Eversheds has forecasted that it will save £2m a year following the implementation of a UK-wide secretarial outsourcing project.
Eversheds has advised Apple Corps, one of its longest-standing clients, on two headline-grabbing deals relating to legendary pop group The Beatles.
Derby-based Flint Bishop is ramping up its online private client services in an attempt to combat the threat of alternative business structures entering the legal market.
With no obvious HQ, Salans is a hard firm to pin down. But it’s not afraid to play on this, resulting in a record year. No wonder Pinsent Masons wanted that alliance
Pensions body the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority (Pada) has named a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner as its general counsel.
The French economy is in recovery and its lawyers are looking ahead to rosier times. By Tom Phillips
Family barrister Dorian Day of London set Goldsmith Chambers has been handed a £200,000 claim by a disgruntled former client who claims Day failed to win her an adequate divorce settlement.
Harper Macleod has launched a specialist retail practice group across its Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness offices.
With the principles of the Kyoto Protocol due to be renegotiated before the end of the year, lawyers are in the position of having to provide just-in-time advice.
Barclays has hired Herbert Smith corporate partner Michael Shaw as its deputy general counsel.
Insurance company Liberty International Underwriters Europe (LIU Europe) has appointed Nigel Davenport to the newly created position of chief counsel.
Can the bid for Cadbury bring CC’s US practice back from the brink?
LG is considering axing its salaried partner role as part of a move to save money and streamline its partnership.
Indian firms have had the campus field almost to themselves this year, as international firms have considerably decreased their recruitment of Indian law students.
White & Case London head Oliver Brettle has been appointed to the firm’s executive committee, replacing New York partner Dimitrios Drivas.
Offshore services firm Maitland Group has abandoned plans to become a player in the offshore legal world, closing its Cayman Islands office a year after launching in the jurisdiction.
Mishcon de Reya has overhauled its business development strategy to emulate that of an advertising agency.
Lord Justice David Neuberger’s appointment as Master of the Rolls (MR), a position he will take up next month, is being hailed by many as signalling a thawing of relations between the judiciary and the political world.
Ropes & Gray has poached Linklaters head of investment management in Asia. Michael Guilday, who was counsel at Linklaters, joins the firm as a partner in Hong Kong.
Onside Law is expanding, but the sports, fashion and media boutique has no plans to turn itself into one of the giants with which it is increasingly competing. Later this month the firm hopes to bring in a new lawyer - its seventh.
?Richard Alderman was appointed director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in April 2008. He arrived at a moment of considerable turmoil within the SFO about its depressing performance as a criminal prosecutor.
Pinsent Masons has signed a deal with legal expenses provider FirstAssist Legal Protection that will give the firm delegated authority to broker after-the-event (ATE) insurance.
GC Amber Blake has bought in to the success of TV shopping channel QVC UK as the ideal platform from which to highlight her legal talents. Julia Berris reports
Lawyers on all levels are suffering the worst economic downturn in more than a decade.
Brick Court Chambers has batted off speculation that Jonathan Sumption QC is reducing his workload, insisting that he is taking time out to concentrate on the next volume of his book.
Competition teams at Clifford Chance and Norton Rose are striving to make a tie-up between Orange UK and T-Mobile UK work as their European parents try to create the UK’s largest mobile phone operator.
Revenue’s tough stance on transfer pricing sparks lucrative new practice area for City leaders
So McGuireWoods is to be the primary sponsor of the historic Richmond Football Club’s (RFC) first XV? Tulkinghorn learnt of this fact recently and, frankly, was disturbed.
A Watson Burton partner duo has quit to launch a family and professional indemnity (PI) boutique.
Wolf Theiss and CMS Hasche Sigle have scored lead roles advising on BC Partners’ e300m (£263.69m) acquisition of medical diagnostic company FutureLAB.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?I would have liked to have gone to film school, so a film producer/director.