Joanna Worby is Brachers’ first female managing partner. She joined the firm in 1991 as a trainee solicitor and became a partner in 1999.
Operational functions are returning in-house in what could be a sea change
Osborne Clarke (OC) has confirmed one redundancy following its major move away from outsourcer Integreon, which has resulted in 80 staff members returning to the firm.
Mills & Reeve and Manchester firm George Davies are to vote on a potential merger within the next few weeks after both firms confirmed that they were in talks .
Simmons & Simmons’ director of business transformation Abby Ewen, one of the best-known IT professionals in the UK legal market, has left the firm and joined Berrymans Lace Mawer as IT director.
Jones Day is completely refurbishing its London office, which has seen headcount grow dramatically in recent years, in a bid to avoid a costly premises move.
Winckworth Sherwood has elected new senior and finance partners while handing another term to managing partner Roger Fitton.
The head of court of protection at Pannone’s Manchester office has left the firm to set up his own court of protection outfit with former Pannone partner Rachel Dobson.
Camerons is shutting down part of its facilities services arrangement with Integreon, becoming the latest in a growing number of UK firms to change elements of its relationship with the outsourcing provider.
Bird & Bird has re-elected CEO David Kerr and chairman Michael Frie for a further three years.
City firms should cut salaries significantly for newly qualified (NQ) lawyers if they are to halt a jobs exodus to the regions and in-house legal departments.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is set to amalgamate its IP and IT practice into its corporate and disputes groups.
A legal and business postgraduate qualification launched by Reed Smith and BPP last year is to be made available on the open market from this September.
North West firm Marsden Rawsthorn has been acquired by its partners in a management buyout (MBO) after going into administration.
Birmingham-based Anthony Collins has continued its recruitment investment plan with the hire of Rob Adams as its first head of risk and compliance.
The legal market’s most-talented and influential professionals will be celebrated later this year.
Dechert’s London office has revealed a 44 per cent increase in revenue following a year characterised by aggressive hiring across the City.
Hill Dickinson is launching an office in Monte Carlo in a bid to boost its yacht and shipping practices.
Eversheds has formed a new management team in Asia and entered into a relationship with Danish firm Rønne & Lundgren following its Copenhagen closure.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has announced a new leadership structure that will see acting chief Michael Chissick take on the managing partner role in full.
The managing director of a Newcastle personal injury firm is expecting to generate a salary package of £10m by the end of the financial year, making him one of the most highly remunerated members of the profession.
Clyde & Co and Eversheds have both launched sector-focused social networking programmes aimed at increasing business development activities, particularly among the firm’s associates.
Almost half of law firm partners think they should be paid more than they are currently, a survey on partner pay and performance by BDO has found.
Salaries for most business support professionals in UK law firms rose last year despite the ongoing tough economic climate, new research has found.
Clyde & Co senior partner Michael Payton is to stand down next year after leading the firm for 28 years, triggering senior partner elections at the firm.
A growing number of ‘squeezed middle’ firms are looking to cut their real estate costs through sub-letting, double occupancy or mergers, the annual report from property services provider Jones Lang LaSalle has confirmed.
Clifford Chance Italy managing partner Charles Adams has been elected to the firm’s management committee for a four-year term starting on 1 January 2013.
A minority of UK law firms see business development (BD) activities as a priority despite dwindling work levels, according to research from NatWest (part of the RBS group) and BD specialist Huthwaite Legal.
Next spring Bingham McCutchen will throw open the doors on its $22.5m shared-services centre in Kentucky, a move the US firm announced in September this year.
British Telecommunications (BT) has today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire technology group Tikit for £64.2m.
Lawyers’ salaries are rising at a slower rate than the national average, according to detailed analysis of Office of National Statistics (ONS) by recruiter Randstad Financial & Professional.
Minster Law and Optima Legal have emerged as the two firms with the highest reported level of borrowings in this year’s The Lawyer UK200.