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Mr Justice Peter Smith faces investigation over "lost luggage" case

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mr Justice Peter Smith is facing an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) in connection to his recusal from the mammoth air cargo cartel case involving British Airways (BA).

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Students to be recruited from second year as graduate recruitment code is transformed

29-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Law firms will be able to recruit future trainees from their second year onwards due to a change in the graduate recruitment code.

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GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.

Scotland

Anderson Strathern and Harper Macleod win big on Scottish government legal panel

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Anderson Strathern and Harper Macleod have both won places to advise the Scottish government across each of the six lots within its legal framework.

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

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Shoosmiths fails to reverse pay cuts despite boasting £100m turnover

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Shoosmiths will not be reversing the voluntary pay cuts taken by its staff in 2009 despite the firm announcing its turnover had reached £102m last year.

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Wedlake Bell goes open-plan as revenue passes £30m

29-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Wedlake Bell has recorded revenue of £31.3m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Prime locations

20-Jul-2015

The UK’s property market is overheating, particularly in Central London. With ever more law firms moving into the City, how can they make good use of the space available? And which firms are being the most creative?

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Wragges won’t turn away now that it is on America’s doorstep

27-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

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Hong Kong

MoFo takes litigation team from Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong

28-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired Winston & Strawn’s Asia litigation chair Adrian Yip as a partner, along with three associates.

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Moves: 27 July 2015

27-Jul-2015

Linklaters’ managing partner Simon Davies is stepping down from his role a year early to join Lloyds Banking Group as chief people, legal and strategy officer

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Which US firm is for you? This year's International Top 30 offers some clues

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.

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Standard Chartered hands GC extra power in management shake-up

21-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill Winters has announced a “realignment” of the bank’s compliance and legal capabilities, handing group general counsel David Fein responsibility for corporate secretariat issues.

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GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.

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DLA appoints first UK managing partner from outside the City

14-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

 DLA Piper has appointed Sandra Wallace as its UK managing partner to take over from Mark O’Conor on 1 August.

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

Money

Which US firm is for you? This year's International Top 30 offers some clues

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.

Trowers

Trowers & Hamlins' international profit drops 96 per cent to £100k

22-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year.

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Housing associations Midland Heart and Thirteen Group look to appoint new legal panels

15-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Housing associations Thirteen Group and Midland Heart have both announced their intention to create new legal panels.

Court

MoJ reveals plans to close one fifth of courts in England and Wales

16-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has revealed it will launch a consultation on plans to close one fifth of courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

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Sainsbury's instructs TLT to defend equal pay claim by Leigh Day

14-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sainsbury’s has instructed TLT to defend it in an equal pay battle brought by four female shopfloor workers.

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Gowlings' Jolliffe: "It's important that we maintain good relationships with US firms"

17-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Canadian firm Gowlings has been increasing its global presence under CEO Scott Jolliffe for some time but truly becoming an international firm has proved difficult.

Munich

Pinsents picks up Clifford Chance Munich IP head

17-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced the hire of Clifford Chance’s Munich IP head Marc Holtorf in continued growth for the firm’s German practice.



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