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Allen & Overy set to launch in South Africa with senior Bowmans hires

1-Sep-2014 0:04 am | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) is understood to be preparing for a launch in South Africa, with the hire of a team from local firm Bowman Gilfillan led by banking head Lionel Shawe.

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Howard Kennedy set to drop FSI in rebrand and office move

1-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

Just over 18 months after the merger between Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent, HowardKennedyFSI (HKFSI) is set to return to Howard Kennedy in a major rebrand next month.

London

Shearman elbows out rivals to advise Bridgepoint on its £212m acquisition of Moneycorp

1-Sep-2014 0:02 am | By Natalie Stanton

Shearman & Sterling has won its first-ever mandate from private equity house Bridgepoint, advising on its £212m acquisition of foreign exchange provider Moneycorp.

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University of Law revolutionises bar course, sets minimum 2:1 entry grade

1-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has unveiled plans to dramatically change its bar professional training course (BPTC) in a move to set it apart from its competitors.

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.

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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.

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Hogan Lovells brokers major resourcing deal for Monitise with IBM

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

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

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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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The Lawyer’s bank of briefings has a wealth of up-to-the-minute information and analysis on legal developments, provided by top law firms across the world. Just check out the recent summaries on litigation, free to download.

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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