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The continuing evolution of Slaughter and May

2-Sep-2014 12:58 pm | By Natalie Stanton

What springs to mind when you think of Slaughter and May? We’ll hazard a guess that it’s a firm steeped in tradition - whether that’s due its long-term specialism as a corporate powerhouse, its strict lockstep structure, or its black tie and braces image.

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DAC Beachcroft profits slump by 10 per cent

2-Sep-2014 11:28 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft has announced a 9.7 per cent drop in net profit from £31.7m to £28.6m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Freshfields to hire international project management team

2-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s dispute resolution head is recruiting a new global leadership team responsible for project management and could lure an in-house contact to take overall responsibility for the group.

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South Square's Knowles and No 5's Dove join High Court Bench

2-Sep-2014 3:16 pm | By Joanne Harris

Robin Knowles QC of South Square Chambers and No5 Chambers’ deputy head Ian Dove QC have become the latest additions to the High Court bench.

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Allen & Overy takes back oil partner Kim from Ashurst to boost Dubai

2-Sep-2014 2:28 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has re-hired oil and gas specialist Judith Kim from Ashurst to become the fifteenth partner in its Dubai office. 

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Squire Patton Boggs picks up Sidley's last German partner

2-Sep-2014 10:27 am | By Joanne Harris

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Sidley Austin partner Jens Rinze, three months after Sidley confirmed it was closing down its German practice.

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Greenberg Traurig Maher lands Slaughter and May partner to spearhead UK tax practice

2-Sep-2014 9:15 am | By Catrin Griffiths

Greenberg Traurig’s London office, Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM), has hired Slaughter and May tax partner Graham Iversen in a high-profile lateral move in a bid to enhance its tax capability.

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Forsters appoints Smita Edwards as senior partner

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

Real estate firm Forsters has appointed founding partner Smita Edwards as its new senior partner for a four-year term from 1 September in an uncontested election.

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Taylor Wessing hires three partners in a week for London and Dubai offices

2-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced three lateral partner hires for its private client practice and construction teams in London and Dubai.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 5:07 pm | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

CMS, Pinsents and Simpson Thacher lead on Blackstone $500m oil company launch

1-Sep-2014 3:16 pm | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna, Pinsent Masons and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil, with the $500m (£301m) launch of Blackstone and Blue Water Energy-backed company Siccar Point Energy.

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It’s not all glamour, leading a law firm. Our weekly leadership interview with senior figures in private practice delves into the minutiae of management decisions and is a window on to the personalities that run some of the biggest law firms in the market.

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Minter Ellison's Tony Harrington: "Collaborate, innovate and inspire"

29-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular.

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The continuing evolution of Slaughter and May

2-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

What springs to mind when you think of Slaughter and May? We’ll hazard a guess that it’s a firm steeped in tradition - whether that’s due its long-term specialism as a corporate powerhouse, its strict lockstep structure, or its black tie and braces image.

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Aim and fire: how to make your mark on the Aim rankings

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal. When it comes to Adviser Rankings’ listing of which law firms are advising which Aim clients, it can sometimes feel a little like groundhog day. 

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Taken to a world-famous Italian restaurant she’s never heard of, Nicky Richmond is distinctly underwhelmed.

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Building the perfect firm

1-Sep-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…

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Special report: Law firm networks – Catching the white whales

1-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Networks are becoming more enterprising and bold in their pursuit of key in-house counsel – the ‘white whales’. Should indies take the plunge with them?

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DAC Beachcroft profits slump by 10 per cent

2-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft has announced a 9.7 per cent drop in net profit from £31.7m to £28.6m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Brethertons appoints new CEO after 28 per cent boost in revenue to £11.1m

29-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue.

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In-house interview: Ian Haslegrave, GC, Electrocomponents

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A yearning for pioneering digital work across international boundaries means Ian Haslegrave has found his niche at electronics company Electrocomponents

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In-house interview: CPA Global GC Ruth Daniels

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As you might expect from a legal outsourcer, value and efficiency are compulsory for CPA Global’s GC Ruth Daniels 

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In-house interview: Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

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The continuing evolution of Slaughter and May

What springs to mind when you think of Slaughter and May? We’ll hazard a guess that it’s a firm steeped in tradition - whether that’s due its long-term specialism as a corporate powerhouse, its strict lockstep structure, or its black tie and braces image.

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Squire Patton Boggs picks up Sidley's last German partner

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Sidley Austin partner Jens Rinze, three months after Sidley confirmed it was closing down its German practice.

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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