London

Stephenson Harwood outsources document production function to Intelligent Office

29-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has chosen to outsource a chunk of its document production capacity to third-party provider Intelligent Office UK.

Travelodge

Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and K&E advise on £520m sale of Travelodge hotels

29-Aug-2014 3:29 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis have played key roles in the sale of 144 Travelodge hotels, owned by the company’s biggest landlord Prestbury, to Goldman Sachs, GoldenTree Asset Management and Avenue Capital.

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

29-Aug-2014 0:04 am | 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.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells brokers £173m IBM deal for Monitise

29-Aug-2014 5:56 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has represented UK-based mobile payments group Monitise on a seven-year, £173m global resourcing deal with IBM.

money

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

29-Aug-2014 12:00 pm | 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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Birketts, Clydes, Simpson Millar subject of SRA scam warnings

29-Aug-2014 11:00 am | By Kate Beioley

Birketts has been exposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as the subject of a scam after members of the public received emails purportedly from the UK Border Agency advising them to send money to the firm.

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Allen & Overy matches Freshfields, retaining 82 per cent of trainees

29-Aug-2014 9:53 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy (A&O) will keep on 82 per cent of its autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, matching Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s rate but failing to top the high retention at Linklaters.

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Mishcon revamps international strategy following Jardim's exit

29-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya has named partner Adam Rose as its new international development head following the departure of international development director Rita Jardim.

Money

Foot Anstey breaks through £25m barrier with 72 per cent growth in eight years

29-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Foot Anstey has posted a revenue rise of 14 per cent for 2013/14 to £27.5m, resulting in cumulative turnover growth of 72 per cent since 2006/07.

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Sweden's Trelleborg appoints Dometic Group’s legal head as GC

28-Aug-2014 4:49 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Swedish polymer solutions company Trelleborg today announced that former Dometic Group general counsel Charlotta Grähs will replace Ulf Gradén as the company’s general counsel from 1 October.

Court

Deloitte turns to Latham and Taylor Wessing for HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 3:36 pm | By Kate Beioley

Deloitte has turned to Latham & Watkins and Taylor Wessing to advise it on potential claims arising from the explosive row between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Autonomy in the months before the latter’s $11.1bn takeover.

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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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Climbing the ladder: A closer look at Ropes & Gray's private equity project

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.

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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

21-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.

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Signor Sassi, Knightsbridge

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

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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Toronto

Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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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.

Money

Foot Anstey breaks through £25m barrier with 72 per cent growth in eight years

29-Aug-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Foot Anstey has posted a revenue rise of 14 per cent for 2013/14 to £27.5m, resulting in cumulative turnover growth of 72 per cent since 2006/07.

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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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In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

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

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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Mishcon revamps international strategy following Jardim's exit

Mishcon de Reya has named partner Adam Rose as its new international development head following the departure of international development director Rita Jardim.

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Bonuses, court battles and Belfast - the last week on the web has prompted plenty of comments as the legal news keeps coming in.

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