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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

CMS, Pinsents and Simpson Thacher lead on Blackstone $500m oil company launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna, Pinsent Masons and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil, with the $500m (£301m) launch of Blackstone and Blue Water Energy-backed company Siccar Point Energy.

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Olswang appoints non-executive directors from Rothschild and BSkyB

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Olswang has appointed two big-hitting non-executive directors (NEDs) to its board, bringing its total number of NEDs up to five.


Jones Day raids Ropes & Gray for high yield partner Jonathan Bloom

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray high yield partner Jonathan Bloom has quit the firm to join Jones Day’s City base.


Simmons launches Chinese IP practice through Rouse hire

1-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has launched an IP agency in Beijing today, with regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts for the first time.


India’s Amarchand eyes expansion with Gurgaon office launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Elite Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas has expanded its office network with the launch of a base in Gurgaon.

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Clifford Chance Hong Kong competition head moves to Baker & McKenzie

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie has picked up Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong head of competition, consultant Stephen Crosswell, for its Hong Kong office. 

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Aim and fire: how to make your mark on the Aim rankings

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal. When it comes to Adviser Rankings’ listing of which law firms are advising which Aim clients, it can sometimes feel a little like groundhog day. 

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Allen & Overy set to launch in South Africa with senior Bowmans hires

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) is understood to be preparing for a launch in South Africa, with the hire of a team from local firm Bowman Gilfillan led by banking head Lionel Shawe.


Howard Kennedy set to drop FSI in rebrand and office move

1-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Just over 18 months after the merger between Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent, HowardKennedyFSI (HKFSI) is set to return to Howard Kennedy in a major rebrand next month.


Shearman elbows out rivals to advise Bridgepoint on its £212m acquisition of Moneycorp

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Shearman & Sterling has won its first-ever mandate from private equity house Bridgepoint, advising on its £212m acquisition of foreign exchange provider Moneycorp.

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University of Law revolutionises bar course, sets minimum 2:1 entry grade

1-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has unveiled plans to dramatically change its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in a move to set it apart from its competitors.

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Hogan Lovells brokers major resourcing deal for Monitise with IBM

29-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has represented UK-based mobile payments group Monitise on a seven-year global resourcing deal with IBM.


Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and K&E advise on £520m sale of Travelodge hotels

29-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis have played key roles in the sale of 144 Travelodge hotels, owned by the company’s biggest landlord Prestbury, to Goldman Sachs, GoldenTree Asset Management and Avenue Capital.


Brethertons appoints new CEO after 28 per cent boost in revenue to £11.1m

29-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue.

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Birketts, Clydes, Simpson Millar subject of SRA scam warnings

29-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Birketts has been exposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as the subject of a scam after members of the public received emails purportedly from the UK Border Agency advising them to send money to the firm.

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Allen & Overy matches Freshfields, retaining 82 per cent of trainees

29-Aug-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy (A&O) will keep on 82 per cent of its autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, matching Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s rate but failing to top the high retention at Linklaters.

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Mishcon revamps international strategy following Jardim's exit

29-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya has named partner Adam Rose as its new international development head following the departure of international development director Rita Jardim.


Stephenson Harwood outsources document production function to Intelligent Office

29-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has chosen to outsource a chunk of its document production capacity to third-party provider Intelligent Office UK.


Foot Anstey breaks through £25m barrier with 72 per cent growth in eight years

29-Aug-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Foot Anstey has posted a revenue rise of 14 per cent for 2013/14 to £27.5m, resulting in cumulative turnover growth of 72 per cent since 2006/07.

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Sweden's Trelleborg appoints Dometic Group’s legal head as GC

28-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Swedish polymer solutions company Trelleborg today announced that former Dometic Group general counsel Charlotta Grähs will replace Ulf Gradén as the company’s general counsel from 1 October.


Deloitte turns to Latham and Taylor Wessing for HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Deloitte has turned to Latham & Watkins and Taylor Wessing to advise it on potential claims arising from the explosive row between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Autonomy in the months before the latter’s $11.1bn takeover.

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Hengeler wins reprieve for Uber in German battle over taxi app

28-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hengeler Mueller has won a victory for ‘sharing economy’ taxi service Uber in a battle over whether the company can continue offering its product in the city of Hamburg.


CVC ordered to pay AB InBev €129m after switching Freshfields for A&O

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CVC Capital Partners has been ordered to pay €129m (£103m) to Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB In Bev) in a court battle over a 2009 deal, after turning from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to Allen & Overy (A&O).


Weight Watchers' assistant general counsel Richard Reade puts on new role at Coats

28-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Thread and zips manufacturer Coats has appointed senior Weight Watchers lawyer Richard Reade as deputy general counsel, following the appointment of its first-ever general counsel from Lloyds.

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Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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Wachtell to pursue Deloitte in HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz is to pursue Deloitte on behalf of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in an escalation of the company’s row with software firm Autonomy over its doomed 2011 acquisition.

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

27-Aug-2014 | 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. 

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Pannone partner duo risk capital to leave Slater & Gordon early

27-Aug-2014 | 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.


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

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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


Cobbetts' bank debt deferred pending legal action

27-Aug-2014 | 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.


Baker & McKenzie chooses Belfast for second global services centre

27-Aug-2014 | 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.


Essar Energy GC considers adviser shakeup following delisting

27-Aug-2014 | 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.


Horwich Farrelly appoints first operations chief as part of change strategy

27-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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


Gateley to double office space in Leeds in early move

27-Aug-2014 | 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 | 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. 


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

26-Aug-2014 | 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 | 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.


Clyde & Co hires Singapore aviation team from Kennedys

26-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has hired a Singapore-based aviation team from Kennedys including legacy Gates & Partners big-hitter David Johnston.


Heinz European general counsel More leaves company following takeover

26-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Heinz’ European general counsel Janice More has left the company following its £18bn takeover by a US investment consortium last year. 


Thomas Eggar centralises document production and overhauls business support

26-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Thomas Eggar has become the latest firm to overhaul its business support function and centralise its document production staff on the back of its merger with Pritchard Englefield last year. 


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.


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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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.


General Motors' legal team under investigation over concealed evidence

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

A decade-long lawsuit against General Motors, involving faulty components, whistleblowers and an investigation by US prosecutors, has reignited with an investigation into the company’s in-house legal team.


Quindell reports H1 turnover of £180m from legal portfolio

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Listed alternative business structure (ABS) Quindell has generated £180m of revenue from legal services at the half-year according to its interim statement to the London Stock Exchange.


DWF drops ULaw as LPC provider in favour of BPP

22-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

DWF has appointed BPP as its new LPC training provider after three years with the University of Law (ULaw).

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.


Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite mourns former senior partner Stephen Lloyd

21-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced the “untimely” death of former senior partner Stephen Lloyd, who was killed on Wednesday (20 August) in a boating accident while on holiday in Wales.

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Third Citigroup in-house lawyer exits bank in US

21-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Citigroup has lost its New-York based global consumer business general counsel following the exit of two other in-house lawyers earlier in the year. 

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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

21-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.

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Lloyds panel review enters final stage with one week until deadline

21-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Firms vying for spots on Lloyds’ own-account panel have been given a week to file tender submissions to the bank in preparation for an October panel unveiling. 


Government approves standards allowing apprentices to qualify as solicitors

20-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The Government has approved new standards that will allow apprentices to work their way up to full solicitor status.


Stewarts to launch tax litigation team to capitalise on boom in tax disputes

20-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Stewarts Law will launch a tax litigation group in 10 weeks’ time to hone in on the swathe of tax-related cases hitting the courts. 


Addleshaws and Burges Salmon win spots on Welsh Water’s new panel

20-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) has gifted Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon first-time appointments on its revamped legal panel.

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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

20-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

19-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.

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DWF announces autumn retention for its largest-ever qualifying cohort

19-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

DWF has revealed that it will retain 81 per cent of its October qualifiers.

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Cliff Richard turns to BCL Burton Copeland and Michael Simkins after police raid

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Media boutique Michael Simkins and City-based BCL Burton Copeland have been brought in to represent Sir Cliff Richard following a police raid on the star’s home last Thursday (14 August). 

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Shepherd & Wedderburn bolsters construction team with ex-DLA practice head

19-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland-headquartered Shepherd & Wedderburn has added the former head of DLA Piper’s Scottish construction and engineering group to its own construction and projects practice.


Ashurst raids O’Melveny & Myers and White & Case to bolster Asia practice

19-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has taken a trio of partners from O’Melveny & Myers and one from White & Case in a bid to boost its restructuring offering in Asia.

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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).


Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.


Mishcon set to turn from partnership to full-equity LLP structure

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya is to vote next month on converting to an LLP and bringing all of its salaried partners into the equity.


Stevens & Bolton sees double-digit growth across the board

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton’s revenue rose by 10.1 per cent from £18.05m to £19.87m in the 2013/14 financial year.


Borenius and Lawin lead as owner IAC acquires

18-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site by questions and answers site


Home Office ordered to pay Clifford Chance client Raytheon £224m

18-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance client US defence company Raytheon Systems has won over £224m from the Home Office after an arbitration tribunal ruled the Government unlawfully terminated its e-borders contract in 2010.

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Slaughters appoints second diversity chief as it pilots flexi-working scheme

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has appointed a second diversity chief, Susannah Macknay, to assist the firm’s inclusion efforts.


Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.


PwC takes on Aussie legal market with hire of ex-KWM partners

18-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners Tony O’Malley and Tim Blue, who set up a Sydney boutique earlier this year, have joined accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to launch an Australian legal services arm.

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Quinn Emanuel, Stewarts and Bird & Bird gear up for RBS rights battle

18-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and litigation boutique Leon Kaye have formally joined the £4bn shareholder battle brought against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over its 2008 rights issue.

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Withers launches in San Francisco with lateral hire duo

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Withers has opened a new office in San Francisco, its first new base in more than two years.

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Bristows posts 3.6 per cent revenue dip as it plans hiring spree

18-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Bristows has seen its revenue dip by 3.6 per cent in 2013/14, ending a half-decade of strong growth.

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Skadden and Jones Day lead on Monster's £1.3bn deal with Coca-Cola

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jones Day are among the firms advising the Coca-Cola Company on its partnership deal with energy drink business Monster.


BLP and Taylor Wessing advise on sale of Heron Plaza

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.

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CPS to take no action against ex-Times lawyer Brett in NightJack phone hacking case

15-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it will not take any action against former Times legal chief Alastair Brett, who had been facing allegations of perjury and perverting the course of justice related to phone-hacking at News International.

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VimpelCom replaces general counsel Jeffrey McGhie with former Virgin Media GC Scott Dresser

15-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Amsterdam-headquartered telecoms giant VimpelCom has appointed Scott Dresser, formerly at Virgin Media, as its new group general counsel.


Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham kickstart search for new City HQ

15-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham, which are set to merge on 1 November 2014, have kicked off their search for a combined City base.

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Irwin Mitchell’s profit drops 8.5 per cent to £17.1m as revenue inches up

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell grew revenue by 1.2 per cent from £200.3m to £202.7m and saw profit before tax drop by 8.5 per cent from £18.7m to £17.1m last year, according to audited figures.

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Eight new training contracts with social welfare law focus created

15-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Eight new training contracts are to be created through a new fellowship scheme run by the Legal Education Foundation (LEF).


Barclays turns to Sullivan & Cromwell as litigation bill set to rise by £1.2bn

14-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Barclays has turned to Sullivan & Cromwell to defend it against fraud allegations in the US, as analysts predict the bank could face a £1.2bn bill for a raft of litigation.

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Law Society picks NHSLA head Dixon as new CEO

14-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Law Society has appointed NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) chief executive Catherine Dixon to head up the solicitors’ representative body, following the retirement of outgoing CEO Desmond Hudson.


ICAEW granted authority to license ABSs

14-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) has become the first non-legal entity with powers to regulate probate services and license alternative business structures (ABSs). 


Wong Partnership follows Myanmar entry with Indonesia deal

14-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Singapore firm WongPartnership has extended its South-East Asia footprint by sealing a strategic alliance with Indonesian firm Makes & Partners.


Boyes Turner sees PEP rocket in 2013/14 after ending tripartite merger talks

14-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Thames Valley firm Boyes Turner, which pulled out of merger talks with legacy Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole last December, has reported strong results for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Bevan Brittan makes it two in a row as London's Barnet and Harrow awarded local authority ABS

13-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The London boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, which recently merged their legal groups, have become the second local authority in-house team to be awarded an alternative business structure (ABS) licence, following Buckinghamshire County Council last week. 


Nabarro to offer fixed fees for all litigation clients

13-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro is launching a new regime of fixed-fee deals across its litigation practice which will see the firm shoulder risk for its clients. 

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Russell Group unis still to fill LLB places for autumn

13-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The day before A level results are released, places on law degrees are still available at some of the country’s most highly-regarded universities.

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Muckle and Walker Morris among six appointed to first Sustainable Development Capital panel

13-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ethical investor Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has appointed six firms to its inaugural legal panel, with Muckle and Walker Morris among those winning a spot.


Aaron & Partners posts record-breaking revenue of £7.26m off back of Bennett's acquisition

13-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Chester firm Aaron & Partners boosted its turnover by 7.4 per cent from £6.76m to £7.26m during the 2013/14 financial year.

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Baker Botts, Weil Gotshal and Vinson & Elkins advise on Kinder Morgan $70bn pipeline deal

12-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker Botts, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Vinson & Elkins have advised on Kinder Morgan’s blockbuster $70bn consolidation of its related pipeline companies, marking the biggest energy merger since ExxonMobil 12 years ago.

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KWM, Bakers and HSF have strongest brands in Asia, research finds

12-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Baker & McKenzie have topped a survey of Asia-Pacific general counsel aimed at identifying the firms with the strongest brands in the region.

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Slater & Gordon UK doubles revenue to £101m for 2013/14 year

12-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slater & Gordon’s UK revenues have smashed through the £100m barrier, with an 119 per cent increase in turnover from £46.1m to £101m (A$182.5m) for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Withers advises on launch of new tech industry body Innovate Finance

12-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Withers has advised on the establishment of new industry body Innovate Finance, which supports the growth of cutting-edge technologies in the UK’s financial sector.


Pillsbury taps Paul Hastings for Beijing office launch

12-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings.

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JP Morgan Chase retail GC exits bank

12-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

JPMorgan Chase & Co’s retail-banking general counsel Matthew Biben has left the bank three years after joining.


Wiggin posts 22.3% rise in revenue for 2013/14 to £15.9m as profit jumps by 80%

12-Aug-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Cheltenham-headquartered media boutique Wiggin has posted a 22.3 per cent increase in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, from £13m to £15.9m.

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