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"We'll look at substance rather than polish": Linklaters champions contextual recruitment in new social mobility push

3-Sep-2015 0:03 am | By Richard Simmons

Linklaters is among the latest batch of firms set to adopt the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) in a bid to promote social mobility.

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Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

3-Sep-2015 0:03 am | By Katy Dowell

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015.

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Be nice and tidy your office: HR chiefs give their advice on making partner

3-Sep-2015 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

Be nice and keep your office clean: just some of the advice given by HR heads about how to make partner in next Monday’s cover story in The Lawyer, focusing on career development.

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TWM picks up McClures partner for new London base

3-Sep-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

South-East firm TWM Solicitors has become the latest to hire a partner from collapsed Scottish outfit McClure Naismith, hiring Mark Parkhouse as head of insolvency.

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Olswang’s Carpanini to join Dorsey & Whitney for PE practice push

2-Sep-2015 5:46 pm | By Matt Byrne, Natasha Bernal

Olswang partner Fabrizio Carpanini is set to join US outfit Dorsey & Whitney to launch the firm’s private equity practice in London.

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Co-operative Bank launches 11-firm inaugural panel

2-Sep-2015 6:28 pm | By Tabby Kinder

The Co-operative Bank has launched its first legal panel since its split from parent company the Co-Op Group in 2013, appointing 11 firms to the roster.

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Baker Botts takes China energy trio from Jones Day

2-Sep-2015 5:06 pm | By Yun Kriegler

Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.

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Jenner & Block picks up White & Case partner as first lateral in the UK

2-Sep-2015 4:28 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Jenner & Block has hired White & Case partner Charlie Lightfoot as its first lateral hire in London after launching an office earlier this year.

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Olswang reveals new management team to launch three-year strategy

2-Sep-2015 10:15 am | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has made two hires and two promotions to its senior management team, adding former Linklaters global head of shared services Kevin Bye as head of strategic development and EC Harris CFO Neil Morling as chief finance officer.

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Linklaters Asia departures continue as Irvine moves to Kirkland

2-Sep-2015 9:38 am | By Joanne Harris

Kirkland & Ellis has turned to Linklaters to boost its Hong Kong offering with the hire of debt finance partner David Irvine.

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Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

2-Sep-2015 0:03 am | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub.

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Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

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Serle Court appoints new CEO as Sawford exits after 12 years

2-Sep-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Serle Court Chambers’ chief executive Nicola Sawford has left the set after almost 12 years.

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Shearman & Sterling makes good on Dubai promise with DIFC launch

1-Sep-2015 2:32 pm | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has followed up on its pledge to launch in Dubai this year with the announcement it is opening an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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Dechert joins forces with Saudi firm Hassan Mahassni

1-Sep-2015 2:30 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Dechert has joined the growing number of international firms in Saudi Arabia through a tie-up with local firm Hassan Mahassni.

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Every week The Lawyer runs an interview with law firm leaders that goes behind the headlines to probe law firm strategy and uncover operational priorities. It’s become one of our most-read sections. Catch up on some of our most popular interviews below. How do your leaders measure up?

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The Lawyer Awards: what it means to win video

5-Aug-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Osborne Clarke may have scooped up the top prize at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, after it secured the Law Firm of the Year award, but other attendees had plenty to celebrate as our video of the night shows.

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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?

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Tomorrow’s law firm: has anyone asked its clients?

24-Aug-2015

Following the debate over corporate structures in law firms, LOD’s Tim Bratton asks what it means for clients.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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The Lawyer Eats

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The Newman Arms, W1

No, it’s not the Newman Street Tavern, a hop skip and a jump away, around the corner, on Newman Street but it’s confusing to your average punter, this two Newman-named gastropub malarkey.

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The Bar Top 30: small sets, big ambition

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.

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It’s all go in Silicon Wadi: Israel's lawyers get busy

3-Aug-2015

A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.

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Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

3-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015.

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) 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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Olswang’s Carpanini to join Dorsey & Whitney for PE practice push

Olswang partner Fabrizio Carpanini is set to join US outfit Dorsey & Whitney to launch the firm’s private equity practice in London.

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Baker Botts takes China energy trio from Jones Day

Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.

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Top 10 stories: 21-27 August 2015

28-Aug-2015

The key trends of the moment - agile working, contract lawyers and consolidation - all feature in the top 10 stories of the past week.

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