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DAC picks up Halliwells partner

Davies Arnold Cooper has taken on ex-Halliwell Landau partner Stephen Houston to boost its corporate team. Houston, who joins the Manchester firm as partner, was at Halliwell Landau for two years and before that at Norton Rose, London…

1 April 1997

DAC restructures Madrid office

UK firm Davies Arnold Cooper has expanded its Madrid operation by integrating its long-time Spanish associate firm, Estudio Juridico Muniz (EJM), under the DAC name. The new firm will have 16 lawyers, two thirds of whom will be ex-EJM. It will be headed by Pablo Wesolowski, a Spanish-qualified DAC partner. The restructured branch will mark its growth by moving to new offices in Madrid…

20 May 1997

Clifford Chance and DAC top for employees

Clifford Chance and Davies Arnold Cooper are the only law firms in a list of the 'top 100 UK

employers', drawn up by a panel of experts appointed by the Corporate Research Foundation. DAC senior partner David McIntosh has celebrated his firm's inclusion in the list by giving his staff an extra day's holiday this year…

14 July 1998

DAC is hit by defections from banking department

A consultant and four of the six assistants in Davies Arnold Cooper's banking department are leaving the firm. Two of the assistants, James Dakin and Kim McMurray, who joined DAC in 1996, have gone to Nabarro Nathanson…

8 February 1999

Ninety to lose jobs in DAC restructure

Davies Arnold Cooper is making a staggering 90 members of its Manchester and London staff redundant to concentrate on what it describes as its “two pillars of strength” – litigation and property/banking…

8 March 1999

Rivals snap up axed DAC lawyers

Sixteen of the solicitors made redundant from Davies Arnold Cooper have been scattered around four rival firms. The 16 have been divided between Garretts, Hammond Suddards, Addleshaw Booth & Co and Halliwell Landau…

15 March 1999

DAC suffers blow as core team quits for Hammonds

Davies Arnold Cooper is reeling from another severe blow dealt by the exit of its construction team to rival firm Hammond Suddards…

10 May 1999

DAC culls Manchester property arm

Davies Arnold Cooper is continuing to strip back its Manchester office by closing its property department…

28 June 1999

DAC embarks on second big shake up

Davies Arnold Cooper is restructuring its London offices as the firm looks to open further premises in the South and South West…

28 June 1999

DAC loses IP team to Henry Hepworth

Davies Arnold Cooper is losing its entire London-based intellectual property team to niche firm Henry Hepworth…