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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

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

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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Mills & Reeve’s Guy Hinchley: We’re on the hunt in Leeds

22-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Richard Simmons

“It’s been a good year at the office,” says Mills & Reeve managing partner Guy Hinchley.

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BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.

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DWF drops ULaw as LPC provider in favour of BPP

22-Aug-2014 11:02 am | By Richard Simmons

DWF has appointed BPP as its new LPC training provider after three years with the University of Law (ULaw).

London

Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite mourns former senior partner Stephen Lloyd

21-Aug-2014 6:33 pm | By Joanne Harris

Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced the “untimely” death of former senior partner Stephen Lloyd, who was killed on Wednesday (20 August) in a boating accident while on holiday in Wales.

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Third Citigroup in-house lawyer exits bank in US

21-Aug-2014 1:50 pm | By Kate Beioley

Citigroup has lost its New-York based global consumer business general counsel following the exit of two other in-house lawyers earlier in the year. 

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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

21-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.

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Lloyds panel review enters final stage with one week until deadline

21-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Kate Beioley

Firms vying for spots on Lloyds’ own-account panel have been given a week to file tender submissions to the bank in preparation for an October panel unveiling. 

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Government approves standards allowing apprentices to qualify as solicitors

20-Aug-2014 2:20 pm | By Richard Simmons

The Government has approved new standards that will allow apprentices to work their way up to full solicitor status.

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Mills & Reeve’s Guy Hinchley: We’re on the hunt in Leeds

22-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

“It’s been a good year at the office,” says Mills & Reeve managing partner Guy Hinchley.

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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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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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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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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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Lloyd's of London

BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.

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Mishcon set to turn from partnership to full-equity LLP structure

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya is to vote next month on converting to an LLP and bringing all of its salaried partners into the equity.

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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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London

Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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