Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.
DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Claims Limited chief executive Bill Paton is set to exit the firm at the end of March to join insurer RSA as UK and Western Europe claims director on 1 May.
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When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.
Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search.
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Hogan Lovells has re-appointed Nicholas Cheffings as the firm’s chair for a second three-year term.
Paul Hastings might not have yet really jumped on the recruitment carousel which its US rivals are riding in the UK, but its London chair Ronan O’Sullivan thinks the firm is well-placed in the market.
It has emerged that Olswang is unlikely to hold elections to replace its former chief executive David Stewart until the second half of this year.
Trowers & Hamlins applies to be first qualified foreign law firm in Malaysia following change in local law
Trowers & Hamlins has applied for a licence to practise as a qualified foreign law firm (QFLF) in Malaysia following changes to the Legal Profession Act (LPA) last June.
Norton Rose Fulbright has re-elected current chair Stephen Parish for a third term in office starting on 1 May 2015.
Linklaters is relocating 10 back office staff from its London and Colchester offices to a low-cost business services centre in Warsaw.
Clifford Chance has reported a 6.8 per cent increase in its cash reserves for 2013/14, with cash at the bank and in hand rising to £110m from £103m according to the firm’s LLP accounts.
Bird & Bird has become the latest firm to launch a consulting arm, with several of its partners jointly setting up a new venture focused on IT change programmes.
US firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has posted a 3 per cent boost in turnover, from $543.5m to $560m (£364.3m), in its 2014 year-end financial results.
Analysis of financial results for 2014 has revealed that global firms headquartered in the US are outperforming more domestically-focused rivals - although smaller firms are closing the performance gap.
Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty
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