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Travers Smith has lost a discrimination case brought against it by a former trainee who claimed she was not given a permanent job because of her pregnancy.
Allen & Overy has held associate pay levels at 2012/13 rates after unveiling its first increase in trainee salaries for the first time since 2010.
Magic circle firms Linklaters and Clifford Chance have been instructed by two of the oil majors that faced dawn raids by the European Commission this week.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Norton Rose’s Frankfurt corporate team leader Nico Abel as its second partner for its new German offices.
Exeter-headquartered Michelmores is to pay all lawyers and staff a bonus equivalent to 3 per cent of their individual salaries after posting a 15 per cent rise in turnover to £22.3m during the last financial year.
Farrer & Co and Olswang have both confirmed the results of redundancy consultations begun earlier this year, laying off fewer people than originally feared.
Partner Promotions 2013
Travers Smith has made up three associates to partner, in a promotions round less than half the size of last year’s.
Leeds firm Walker Morris has promoted two lawyers to its partnership, along with eight new directors.
Cardiff-headquartered Hugh James has added three lawyers to the partnership in its latest round of promotions.
Simmons & Simmons has unveiled a reduced partnership round for 2013, taking seven partners into the fold compared with ten last year.
Scottish firm Brodies has elected litigator Christine O’Neill as its new chairman following the decision of incumbent Joyce Cullen to stand down after nine years in the role.
Clyde & Co has unveiled a slimmed-down promotions round, with seven lawyers joining its partnership in seven separate offices.