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BLP mulls partner exit options after contested June vote scrapped

15-Sep-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is understood to be consulting on three methods of expediting the partner exit process after an internal protest forced the firm to scrap the results of a June vote.

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Boodle Hatfield appoints first female senior partner since 1722

15-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Matt Byrne

Boodle Hatfield has appointed its first female senior partner in its 300-year history, with head of private client Sara Maccallum set to take over the running of the firm on 1 May next year.

Australia

DLA Piper hires ex-Minter Ellison CEO as Australia chief

15-Sep-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Minter Ellison’s former chief executive John Weber will take over from Andrew Darwin as DLA Piper’s Australia managing partner in March 2015.

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Hill Dickinson cuts 40 jobs in counter-fraud team

12-Sep-2014 11:20 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hill Dickinson has cut 40 roles and made two redeployments to other parts of the firm following a 30-day consultation that kicked off on 21 July.

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Pinsent Masons' Foley: What I'll do in my first 100 days

12-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Margaret Taylor

For incoming Pinsent Masons senior partner Richard Foley there is a clear distinction between the role he will assume on 1 October and the one that whoever replaces managing partner David Ryan by next year will fulfil.

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Linklaters names Bedford as London corporate head as management reshuffle ends

12-Sep-2014 11:34 am | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has named Stuart Bedford as its new London corporate head, replacing former head Sarah Wiggins just four months after she was put in post.

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Scottish firms’ destiny in the balance

15-Sep-2014 0:00 am | By Kate Beioley

One firm moves its money to England, fearing a run on banks if UK splits apart

India

Essex Court brings in senior advocate Banerji as set targets India

12-Sep-2014 10:05 am | By Kate Beioley

Essex Court Chambers is taking on Gourab Banerji as an overseas associate in a sign of the bar’s increasing focus on the Indian market.

Beer drinkers

Shepherd & Wedderburn, TLT lead on Heineken race as Eversheds, Pinsents out

12-Sep-2014 0:02 am | By Kate Beioley

Shepherd & Wedderburn and TLT are understood to have replaced Eversheds and Pinsent Masons as the two firms in the running to become Heineken’s first sole adviser.

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Ashurst’s US banking chief Ridealgh quits for Weil in New York

12-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst finance partner Damian Ridealgh, who led the firm’s banking practice in the US, has joined Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Sri Lanka

Duane Morris launches in Sri Lanka through Gowers tie-up

11-Sep-2014 1:49 pm | By Kate Beioley

US firm Duane Morris has become the first US law firm to enter Sri Lanka by forming an alliance with Sri Lanka-based Gowers International Legal Consultants.

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As the Scottish referendum campaign enters its final week, the debate is getting increasingly heated. While many lawyers are declining to go on the record, The Lawyer’s exclusive that a major Anglo-Scottish firm is shifting its cash to English accounts has caused waves. Read more about the Scottish reaction in our stories below.

Knowles

Nigel Knowles: Protect our national treasure – creativity

15-Sep-2014

An IP crackdown is needed to safeguard and develop the £70bn contribution the creative industries make to the UK economy

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Pinsent Masons' Foley: What I'll do in my first 100 days

12-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

For incoming Pinsent Masons senior partner Richard Foley there is a clear distinction between the role he will assume on 1 October and the one that whoever replaces managing partner David Ryan by next year will fulfil.

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London

Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

10-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City.

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European IP group Murgitroyd's profit drops by 11 per cent as US client base grows

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.

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Top Scottish firms boom with £438.2m combined turnover

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Scotland’s top independent firms have pulled out of the recession in earnest in 2013/14, with the top 20 turning over a combined revenue of £438.2m, a rise of 8 per cent on £406.9m the previous year.

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In-house interview: Emma Thomas, HomeServe

15-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Emma Thomas’s crisis management skills, honed at Britvic and Woolworths, gave her the expertise to put HomeServe’s house in order after a mis-selling scandal

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In-house interview: Jim Trainor, head of legal at VW UK

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1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

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Ashurst’s US banking chief Ridealgh quits for Weil in New York

Ashurst finance partner Damian Ridealgh, who led the firm’s banking practice in the US, has joined Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York.

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Duane Morris launches in Sri Lanka through Gowers tie-up

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