ABS News and Analysis
Cheshire-based industrial disease specialists Roberts Jackson has received a £15m cash injection from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.
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AIM-listed consumer financial services business Fairpoint Group has stated its commitment to expanding Simpson Millar after it completed its acquisition of the firm earlier this week for an £8m consideration.
Third sector specialists Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has become the latest firm to be granted an ABS licence, paving the way for its first non-lawyer partner.
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Accountancy and consulting giant EY has made another foray into the legal sector, hiring Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Richard Norbruis to lead its global transaction law practice.
Weightmans has announced the promotion of seven partners, including its first non-lawyer partner, marketing director Sarah-Jane Howitt.
Capita is days away from entering the legal market after the SRA granted volume outfit Optima Legal Services an ABS licence, ahead of a takeover by the outsourcing giant.
Weightmans has continued its growth trajectory with a 6 per cent increase in turnover, from £82m to £87m for the 2013/14 financial year.
Riverview Law has launched ten new training contracts and apprenticeships, following its launch as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS).
Former Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) head of finance Matthew Kellett is leaving the firm to join accountancy and consulting giant EY as it ramps up its investment in the legal sector.
Leeds-based Simpson Millar has been acquired by AIM listed financial services group Fairpoint Group after shelving discussions with Slater & Gordon in January.
Irwin Mitchell group chief executive John Pickering is to stand down after 37 years at the firm it has been announced today.
EY has appointed Addleshaw Goddard corporate managing partner Phillip Goodstone to establish its legal capability in the UK.
The legal team at Cambridgeshire County Council is considering setting up an ABS vehicle in a bid to cut the council’s legal expenditure.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.
Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners are going to the polls today (16 July), to cast their votes on their potential £126m merger between the firms.
Latham & Watkins projects development and financing partner Bill Voge, based in London, has been elected as the firm’s new global chair and managing partner.
Slater & Gordon is set to sponsor England cricket captain Alastair Cook, in a move that will see him act as brand ambassador for the firm.
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has named investigations and antitrust partner Paul Friedman as its first managing partner for Europe, some nine months after launching its third office in the region.
Mishcon de Reya has posted its financial results for 2013/14, which reveal a doubling of turnover since 2009.
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