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19-Sep-2014 6:25 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson head of capital markets Valerie Ford Jacob along with two corporate partners in New York.

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Quinn Emanuel makes 'work on a beach' associate scheme permanent

19-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Beioley

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has permanently rolled out its scheme offering associates $2,000 to work anywhere in the world for a week.

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DLA Piper loses India co-head to Squire Patton Boggs

19-Sep-2014 11:40 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper’s co-head for its India group Biswajit Chatterjee is to join Squire Patton Boggs in a similar Singapore-based role alongside London partner Dharmendra Nair.

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Society of Conservative Lawyers publishes devolution plan for 'quasi-federal Kingdom'

19-Sep-2014 11:11 am | By Kate Beioley

The Society of Conservative Lawyers has published a paper setting out proposals for more devolution to Scotland, England and Wales to establish a “quasi-federal kingdom’ after yesterday’s Scottish ‘no’ vote. 

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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 10:45 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

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Tods Murray: The legacy of the referendum will cast a long shadow

19-Sep-2014 9:48 am

Lawyers south of Hadrian’s Wall may well be forgiven for waking up this morning and wondering what all of the fuss was about as Scotland rejected Alex Salmond’s vision for independence, voting yesterday to stick with the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Brodies: achieving rapid consensus on wider UK constitutional reform is 'optimistic'

19-Sep-2014 12:53 pm

At 6.10am this morning, when the Kingdom of Fife declared its result in the Scottish independence referendum and made a Yes win mathematically impossible, the debate on British constitutional reform was silenced

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Freshfields tops UK rankings as global M&A soars by 55 per cent in first nine months of 2014

19-Sep-2014 9:18 am | By Natalie Stanton

Global M&A has picked up over the first nine months of 2014, with deal value growing to $2,567bn from just $1,659bn at the same point last year - and elite firms have reaped the benefits.

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Morgan Lewis misses out as Akin Gump scores Bingham’s entire London office

17-Sep-2014 11:50 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

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Revealed: Pinsents faces three sets of unfair dismissal claims from former lawyers

17-Sep-2014 5:36 pm | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons is fielding three employment tribunal claims from an employment partner, senior associate and associate stemming from its employment practice restructuring last year. 

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Scotland’s Blackadders expands into Perth

19-Sep-2014 4:15 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Edinburgh-headquartered Blackadders has to take over Perth-based Condies, growing its practice to approximately 220 lawyers and six offices in the country from next week. 

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

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16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

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Boies Schiller: We're not as big as Quinn Emanuel, but size doesn't matter

19-Sep-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Size is rarely everything, but often it can help.

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