ABS News and Analysis
Legacy Pannone financial director Anthony Clare has been fined £208,600 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following an investigation into mis-selling at insurer Swinton.
Irwin Mitchell has acquired Mayfair based private wealth specialists Berkeley Law in a bid to gain ground in London.
Kennedys chief executive officer Guy Stobart is to stand down from his role at the end of this year after five years in the role.
Kennedys is the latest top 50 firm to become an alternative business structure (ABS) after being awarded a licence this weekend.
Dispersed firm Keystone Law has received a £3.15m cash injection from private equity house Root Capital in return for a 35 per cent stake in the firm’s shares.
Parabis has cut 24 fee earner roles from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law.
Until recently Tim Roberts resided very much in the shadows at Parabis, quietly masterminding the systems and processes that have created the volume powerhouse that the firm is today.
Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon and Malcolm Pike as office heads in Leeds and Manchester respectively in the firm’s latest management change.
Kent County Council’s legal division Kent Legal Services (KLS) has today launched a search for a private sector alternative business structure (ABS) partner.
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Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch has joined forces with spinal injury charity Aspire to create Aspire Law, an ABS specialising in spinal cord injuries, which will launch on 3 November.
Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.
KPMG has become the latest ‘Big Four’ professional services firm to be granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
The AA has hired Domino’s Pizza general counsel Mark Millar as its first general counsel, months after the motoring association became a listed company.
Kent-based Cripps has appointed former Co-op Legal Services (CLS) policy director Christina Blacklaws as director of client services with a remit to lead the firm’s growth strategy.
The lot of the law firm leader is not always a happy one. This week’s cover feature unpicks that statement a little. We quizzed dozens of past and present managing and senior partners on what it is that makes the role so tough. Who would have thought that one of the recurring themes would be that it can be “lonely”?
Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m.
Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.
Addleshaw Goddard is understood to be advising Morgan Lewis & Bockius on its hire of 227 Bingham McCutchen partners, with the latter opting to dissolve rather than seek another buyer.
Norton Rose Fulbright has become the latest in a string of major firms to announce a 30 per cent female partnership target by 2020.
Littleton Chambers has hired 3 Verulam Buildings’ (3VB) senior practice manager Paul Cooklin as director of clerking.
Simmons & Simmons has re-elected managing partner Jeremy Hoyland for a second four-year term that will commence on 1 May 2015.
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