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Pannone partner duo risk capital to leave Slater & Gordon early

27-Aug-2014 2:07 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Two former Pannone personal injury big-hitters have become the latest to break the three-year lock in to leave Slater & Gordon, moving to ABS rival Irwin Mitchell.

London

UK firms' PE offerings “increasingly vulnerable”: Ropes chief on his firm’s raid on Travers Smith

27-Aug-2014 1:42 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray has hired Travers Smith private equity rainmaker Phil Sanderson to bolster its European private equity offering.

Belfast

Baker & McKenzie chooses Belfast for second global services centre

27-Aug-2014 1:04 pm | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie is to open a global services centre in Belfast, the firm’s second following its centre in Manila which it launched in 2000.

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Hogan Lovells posts retention, sending most NQs to litigation and employment

27-Aug-2014 2:33 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells has revealed a 77 per cent retention rate for its autumn 2014 qualifiers, employing 27 of 35 trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions. 

Manchester

Cobbetts' bank debt deferred pending legal action

27-Aug-2014 1:11 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cobbetts’ administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners.

Essar

Essar Energy GC considers adviser shakeup following delisting

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

FTSE 250 company Essar Energy’s legal team is being restructured following its controversial de-listing and general counsel Sheena Singla is considering an informal panel shake-up as a result.

Manchester

Horwich Farrelly appoints first operations chief as part of change strategy

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

Manchester insurance litigation firm Horwich Farrelly has appointed its first chief operations officer (COO) to its executive board.

Leeds

Gateley to double office space in Leeds in early move

27-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Beioley

Gateley is doubling its presence in Leeds with an office move three years earlier than planned after adding 22 lawyers in 18 months. 

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Raft of North American giants advise as Burger King takes $11.4bn bite into Tim Hortons

26-Aug-2014 5:58 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are among the firms lined up to advise on Burger King’s $11.4bn (£6.9bn) acquisition of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. 

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Amsterdam

Dutch boutique Rutgers & Posch picks up Freshfields' former Amsterdam head

26-Aug-2014 5:14 pm | By Joanne Harris

Dutch corporate boutique Rutgers & Posch has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Robert ten Have to boost its capital markets practice.

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Norton Rose Fulbright reveals drop in retention to 77 per cent

26-Aug-2014 3:42 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Norton Rose Fulbright has revealed its retention rate for autumn 2014, with the number of newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers staying at the firm dropping compared to recent qualification dates.

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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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Climbing the ladder: A closer look at Ropes & Gray's private equity project

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.

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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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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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Toronto

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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Leeds

Gordons sees revenue fall after shift away from claimant PI work

26-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Yorkshire firm Gordons has reported its first year of revenue decline in 13 years, with turnover falling by 11 per cent to £22.9m due in part to a withdrawal from claimant personal injury work.

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Scotland

Burness Paull's staff get 10 per cent bonus after rise in revenue

25-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Scottish firm Burness Paull has awarded all its employees a 10 per cent bonus after the firm achieved a 20 per cent increase in its turnover in the 2013/14 financial year.

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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.

Webb

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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Belfast

Baker & McKenzie chooses Belfast for second global services centre

Baker & McKenzie is to open a global services centre in Belfast, the firm’s second following its centre in Manila which it launched in 2000.

Essar

Essar Energy GC considers adviser shakeup following delisting

FTSE 250 company Essar Energy’s legal team is being restructured following its controversial de-listing and general counsel Sheena Singla is considering an informal panel shake-up as a result.

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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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