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DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 3:25 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.

London

Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

17-Apr-2014 2:49 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

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Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 11:12 am | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells leadership rejig leads to new board role for under 45s

17-Apr-2014 12:11 pm | By Lucy Burton

Hogan Lovells has created a position on its 12-strong management board for equity partners aged 45 and under.

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Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 11:08 am | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

Addleshaws

Adrian Collins and John Joyce confirmed as Addleshaws' managing partner candidates

16-Apr-2014 1:27 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has nominated partners Adrian Collins and John Joyce as the challengers to replace incumbent Paul Devitt in the firm’s forthcoming managing partner election.

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Irwin Mitchell makes first strategic move since securing £60m funding with Cambridge launch

16-Apr-2014 12:00 pm | By Lucy Burton

Irwin Mitchell is due to open its ninth UK office in Cambridge less than a month after the firm secured a £60m funding facility from a trio of banks last month.

Stephen Miles

DWF hires Pinsents financial institutions head for CEO role

16-Apr-2014 11:06 am | By Lucy Burton

DWF has raided Pinsent Masons for financial institutions head Stephen Miles as the firm gears up for growth across its commercial practice groups.

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Supreme Court

Supreme Court to examine scope of solicitor's duty

16-Apr-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court is to examine the scope of a solicitor’s duty and whether they are legally required to warn clients about commercial risks.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 4:21 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

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House of Fraser

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 1:33 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

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Barring mishaps

We’ve had the silks round, but there other long-running themes emerging from our coverage of the bar. They include commercial court costs and criminal barristers’ struggle with the Ministry of Justice. Below is a selection of reports highlighting the current issues.

Locked up

Is Bonelli's lock-in a solution to the European succession planning question?

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Partner lock-ins normally come at a time of turmoil or change for a firm – following a merger, or to stem a slew of partner departures.

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Students should not have to fill the justice gap

17-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cuts to Legal Aid have seen student projects bridge the gap between the most vulnerable and justice.

Mind the gap

Tollers MP Duncan Nicholson: We're closing the debt gap

11-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

A year ago Tollers’ debt position put it on the brink. A year later things are looking much better. Managing partner Duncan Nicholson reveals how.

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Social Eating House, Soho

Nicky Richmond gets cosy with her friends at the Social Eating House, but comes away disappointed.

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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

Corruption perceptions

Risk: Tales of the frontier

14-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions 

Osborne

Pensions: The nest-eggheads

14-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

This year’s Budget introduced yet more changes to the way pensions operate. Will this squeeze out the specialist in-housers even more?

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Debt: Red lines

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Joanne Harris

Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way

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London Mining GC: Ground rules

14-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London Mining GC Rohit Bhoothalingam had to show his grit last year for a legal battle worth more than the company itself

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In-house interview: Yum! Brands legal chief: Off the menu

7-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Sarah Nelson Smith, UK legal chief of KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands took a fresh approach to panel review

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Silverbird Group legal chief: Media wave

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Nigeria’s middle class boom is driving the entertainment sector and its legal development, says Adefunke Adeyeye, legal boss at media group Silverbird

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London

Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

adelaide australia

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

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London pen

Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

Singapore

Radical new perspective for HFW

Commitment to Asia as senior partner relocates to Singapore on a permanent basis

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