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Blake Morgan’s Cha: We’re sharpening our offering

4-Sep-2015 0:03 am | By Matt Byrne

Ten months in, and while the financials may be unimpressive, Blake Morgan’s Mr Merger is staying upbeat.

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Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët taps Irish Distillers for GC replacement

4-Sep-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët has hired its sister company Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s legal head Carlton Greer as its new general counsel.

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11KBW silk launches billable hours appeal for refugees

4-Sep-2015 9:24 am | By Joanne Harris

11KBW silk Sean Jones has launched an appeal asking lawyers to donate a billable hour to support Save the Children’s work for refugees.

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11KBW's Paul Nicholls QC joins Matrix

4-Sep-2015 12:29 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Matrix Chambers has taken employment and public law silk Paul Nicholls QC from 11KBW, the sixth new member to join the set this year.

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Eversheds and CMS publish autumn retention

4-Sep-2015 11:49 am

Eversheds has kept on 82 per cent of its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees

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KPMG legal beats £10m revenue target in first year

4-Sep-2015 0:02 am | By Katy Dowell

Revenues generated by KPMG’s legal business are set to exceed the £10m target it set last October when it was granted an ABS licence.

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Ex-Harvey Ingram managing partner joins 3PB as CEO

3-Sep-2015 4:36 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Former Harvey Ingram managing partner Simon Astill has joined 3 Paper Buildings as chambers’ chief executive, replacing Joanna Poulton who exits after less than two years.

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Exams, ethics and roleplay: government reveals more details of solicitor apprenticeship route

3-Sep-2015 1:21 pm | By Richard Simmons

The government has published the new assessment plans and standards for its ‘Trailblazer’ legal apprenticeships for qualification as a legal executive, paralegal or solicitor, with oral and written tests sitting alongside workplace assessment.

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Fairpoint sees turnover rise 64 per cent at half year

3-Sep-2015 9:55 am | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has seen its turnover rise 64 per cent for the first six months of the current financial year, largely due to its acquisition of Simpson Millar and Foster & Partners last year.

Singapore

Reed Smith adds three partners in Asia and mulls Singapore local law move

3-Sep-2015 9:35 am | By Yun Kriegler

Reed Smith has hired one partner from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in Hong Kong and further two local partners in Singapore, as it looks closely at gaining Singaporean local law capability.

Europe

European moves: 3 September 2015

3-Sep-2015 9:11 am | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

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Magic circle signs up to contextual recruitment in new social mobility push

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

The whole magic circle 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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Leading the pack

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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Industry Leaders

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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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Blake Morgan’s Cha: We’re sharpening our offering

4-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Ten months in, and while the financials may be unimpressive, Blake Morgan’s Mr Merger is staying upbeat.

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André Garrett at Cliveden House

Shall we go to Cliveden? I say to C, who is sitting on the chair in the kitchen, playing with his phone, whilst I am preparing a schedule of mortgage requirements for a new client.

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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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Blake Morgan’s Cha: We’re sharpening our offering

4-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Ten months in, and while the financials may be unimpressive, Blake Morgan’s Mr Merger is staying upbeat.

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KPMG legal beats £10m revenue target in first year

4-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Revenues generated by KPMG’s legal business are set to exceed the £10m target it set last October when it was granted an ABS licence.

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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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Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët taps Irish Distillers for GC replacement

Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët has hired its sister company Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s legal head Carlton Greer as its new general counsel.

Singapore

Reed Smith adds three partners in Asia and mulls Singapore local law move

Reed Smith has hired one partner from Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in Hong Kong and further two local partners in Singapore, as it looks closely at gaining Singaporean local law capability.

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Top 10 stories: 28 August – 3 September 2015

4-Sep-2015

In the last few days of August and the start of autumn the big story was that of Scottish firm McClure Naismith’s fall into administration - but our readers also found the leadership interview with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Charlie Geffen compelling reading.

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