25 August 2008
Bevan Brittan chief exec voted out; new profit plan" /Bevan Brittan’s Stuart Whitfield is to be replaced as chief executive and replaced by non-lawyer Andrew Manning after the partnership voted him out of the position.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is looking to bulk up its finance client list with the hire of former Barclays banker Peter Harvey as a consultant.
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered its first partner defection since it laid off 96 people in July (as reported by The Lawyer 30 July).
A Denton Wilde Sapte aviation partner is leaving the law to work as a commercial pilot after 12 years at the City firm.
DLA Piper has launched an eight-partner raid on US firm Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner in a bid to bolster its real estate and structured finance practice.
Staff training and development is a necessary element of any industry but its role within the legal profession is paramount.
DLA Piper has been hit by the loss of an IT litigator less than a month after making five redundant in its technology, media and communications group.
Go East29-August-2008Unless you’ve spent 2008 working in a box in the stationary cupboard, you’ll have noticed that firms are banking on emerging markets to get them through the credit crunch - key among those markets is the Middle East.
US firm Heller Ehrman is understood to be in talks with Mayer Brown, just two weeks after the collapse of Heller’s talks with Baker & McKenzie.
DLA Piper chief executive Nigel Knowles is bidding to extend his leadership of the firm until 2012 and will stand for re-election at the end of the year.
Manchester tax and estates firm Lane-Smith & Shindler is opening an office in Zurich in a bid to attract non-doms who may leave the UK as a result of future tax changes.
Payne Hicks Beach divorce partner Fiona Shackleton has stolen the title of highest-profile lawyer from her Mishcon de Reya rival Anthony Julius.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has transferred one of its most senior lawyers from New York to London to take on the role of European and Asian legal chief.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Mayer Brown's global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency co-chair for its New York office.