17 May 2010
The establishment of regional Administrative Courts has helped the North of England compete with the South in the provision of top-notch legal services. The rest, says Bill Braithwaite, is up to the lawyers
Following the establishment of the Administrative Court just over a year ago, Sam Karim examines the history and the consequences of the regionalisation process
Pools of talent. Essentially, that’s what a law firm boils down to.
CMS Cameron McKenna has signed a £600m deal with outsourcer Integreon for it to supply its entire back office function.
Thomas Eggar London employment head Nick Hine has joined Davies Arnold Cooper’s (DAC) employment team.
David Wyld & Co has launched a claim against former clients Jack and Helga Dadourian over unpaid fees.
Moscow newcomer Dechert has scored a coup by hiring Clifford Chance’s local head of litigation and arbitration.
Denton Wilde Sapte has helped a consortium of banks reach financial close on the £2.8bn Birmingham highways PFI - the largest local authority project of its kind.
Eversheds has hired two finance partners in a bid to enhance its City and international capital markets expertise.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has been assured that the Government’s plan to scrap the controversial ID cards scheme will not see it lose out on its work on the project.
Many called, but few were chosen - the winners and losers who vied for political office from the ranks of the legal profession
Whoever devises GCSE foreign language syllabuses has obviously not spent that much time with teenage girls.
UK firm stands alone with double-digit increases in revenue and PEP
The recent Google case in Italy in which the internet company’s chief legal officer was convicted of a criminal breach of privacy in relation to online video (Google is appealing the conviction), demonstrates how important it is for businesses around the world to take proper account of the developing law of information.
Lawyers in Athens are facing the prospect of abandoning traditional law firm structures as the fallout from the country’s battered economy continues to grip the nation.
US litigation firm Kobre & Kim has hired its second barrister in less than a month.
US litigation outfits see UK capital as fertile ground for growth.
US firms go head-to-head with magic circle establishment.
For the past three years Leigh Day & Co senior partner Martyn Day has been fighting oil company Trafigura on behalf of 30,000 claimants based in the Ivory Coast.
Since entering the market in 2000 through a merger with Lagerlöf & Leman, Linklaters has gone from 35 to just nine partners. In only the first four months of 2010 two more partners left the firm’s Stockholm office.
Yorkshire firm Lupton Fawcett has launched a sports agency as part of a joint venture with former Arsenal, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland footballer Frank Stapleton.
Australian firm Minter Ellison is to use its New Zealand offices as an outsourcing centre for UK legal work.
A growing focus on insolvency and related areas helped Bloomsbury firm Moon Beever grow both revenue and profit during the recession last year.
Nabarro and Norton Rose have claimed leading roles on a deal that will see ING’s offshore real estate arm take over a portfolio of properties from Rugby Real Estates Investment Trust (Rugby Reit).
The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University have completed a joint procurement process, as a number of universities revamp their panels ahead of planned public sector spending cuts.
Head of clinical negligence at Pannone Emma Holt has been appointed as the firm’s new managing partner following an uncontested election.
Bond Pearce has strengthened its oil and gas team with the appointment of Stuart Carter as a partner.
As general counsel of Lycamobile and Lycatel, Mohammed Malique knows exactly when to place that all-important call to external lawyers.
Simmons & Simmons has hired a lawyer as a full-time pro bono manager. Karen Ozdamar will sit on the pro bono committee with a remit to internationalise the firm’s pro bono work.
Nabarro’s gaming team has advised Sportingbet on its £343m move from AIM to the main market.
CMS Cameron McKenna, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Norton Rose have won mandates advising on various aspects of the sale of the Tube Lines consortium to Transport for London (TfL).
Trafigura will vigorously contend the £105m legal fee put forward by Leigh Day & Co, claiming the amount is “wholly unjustified”.
Tulkinghorn loves Southampton. The Titanic, Matt Le Tissier, Craig David… so much history.
The latest report into the Icelandic banks saga could fuel a busy year for law firms’ litigation teams. Tom Phillips investigates
Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office? My office is right next to our boardroom and the kitchen. I have both bugged and our receptionists are open to bribes.