City Gherkin

Weil finance duo quits for Sidley Austin and Ropes

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges finance partner Rupert Wall has left the firm for Sidley Austin, while Weil associate Chris McGarry has also departed for Ropes & Gray. 

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Simpson Millar owner Fairpoint Group acquires Colemans-CTTS in £9m deal

3-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.

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University of Law chief executive departs after less than two years in job

3-Aug-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law’s chief executive has stepped down from his role just one month after its private equity owners sold the institution to education conglomerate Global University Systems (GUS).

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Fladgate replaced by Signature Litigation in third lawyer swap on £4bn RBS shareholder row

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fladgate has been replaced by Signature Litigation on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its shareholders.

London

Farrers launches firmwide three-year strategy for growth

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Farrer & Co has unveiled its three-year strategy, as the independent firm plans to expand its offering with the introduction of a child protection unit and provisions to help new foreign clients.

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LSE reappoints Pinsents as sole legal provider

3-Aug-2015 | By Louisa Baldwin

The London School of Economics (LSE) has appointed Pinsent Masons as its sole legal provider for the third time.

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Weil and DLA Piper advise on PAI Partners' £1.8bn exit from cargo group Swissport

31-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have won top roles on the £1.8bn sale of baggage handling company Swissport from private equity firm PAI Partners to China’s HNA Group. 

money

BLM beats predictions as turnover breaks £100m

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

BLM has seen turnover increase 17 per cent from £89m to £104.1m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Burges Salmon boosts net profit by 10.6 per cent to £28.1m in fourth record-breaking year

31-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Revenue at Burges Salmon grew by 5.6 per cent in 2014/15 from £76.5m to £80.8m for the fourth consecutive year, while net profit increased by 10.6 per cent from £25.4m to £28.1m during the period.

HSF

Herbert Smith Freehills keeps 92 per cent of qualifiers in strong retention round

31-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has revealed a 92 per cent retention rate for its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees, with 34 of 37 trainees staying on at the firm.

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Gordons quartet leave to start private client boutique

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A team of private client lawyers from Leeds based firm Gordons has split away from the firm to set up a private law boutique.

Google

Bristows to battle Olswang in Supreme Court over London Google lawsuit

31-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bristows client Google has won permission to appeal a recent Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that said British users can sue the technology giant in the UK.

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Three in four lawyers burnt out

31-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nearly three in every four lawyers are suffering from burnout or worried about the condition, a survey of 1,000 lawyers has revealed.

London

Freshfields finance partner Steele departs for Kirkland

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Kirkland & Ellis has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Michael Steele, a month after high-yield partner Ward McKimm made the opposite move.

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Clifford Chance client Nadine Dorries MP bats off "harrassment" election petition

30-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance client Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has successfully batted off an election petition that threatened to trigger a by-election in her constituency.

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BLP advises Highways England on launch of £1.5bn smart motorway programme

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Highways England as it awarded £1.55bn worth of contracts for its smart motorways programme. 

Court

Clifford Chance to defend High Court election petition claim for Nadine Dorries MP

30-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has instructed Clifford Chance to defend a petition lodged with the High Court accusing her of smearing the applicant’s “personal character and conduct”.

london

Linklaters and Skadden win roles on Delphi's £1bn purchase of automotive group HellermannTyton

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Linklaters is advising technology company Delphi Automotive on its £1.07bn acquisition of HellermannTyton Group, represented by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

Business leadership

Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find

30-Jul-2015

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

internet

Firms cautioned to watch out for cyber-squatters as .law domain goes live

30-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The launch of domain name .law is set to occur today (30 July 2015) as part of the generic top level domain (gTLD) programme run by NetNames.

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Barratt Developments GC Tom Keevil announces retirement

30-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest house builder, has announced its general counsel will retire later this year.

Stock exchange

Kerman & Co and Harneys represent blockchain company Coinsilium as it plans Aim listing

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Kerman & Co and Harneys are advising Coinsilium on its intention to float on Aim, as it looks to become the first UK blockchain company to go public. 

British Airways

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 at university due to a change in the graduate recruitment code.

cars

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.

money

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.

Court

Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The judiciary has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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High Court orders Berezovsky trustees to pay £12.6m legal fee to Addleshaws

28-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The High Court has ordered the trustees of Boris Berezovsky’s estate to hand over more than £12m in unpaid legal fees to Addleshaw Goddard.

Trowers

Trowers & Hamlins retains five of seven autumn qualifiers

28-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Trowers & Hamlins has revealed a reduced retention rate of 71 per cent, keeping on five of seven autumn 2015 qualifying trainees.

London

Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

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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CMS hit with "ground breaking" court application to be removed as KPMG lawyers

28-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An application has been made to the High Court to have CMS Cameron McKenna removed as the lawyers for two KPMG administrators over allegations that the firm’s role represents a conflict of interest.

British Airways

Mrs Justice Rose takes over £1bn air-cargo case from recused Peter Smith J

28-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Competition specialist Mrs Justice Rose has been appointed to succeed Mr Justice Peter Smith on a £1bn British Airways (BA) dispute after the latter agreed to recuse himself.

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.

Pharmaceutical

Latham and Sullivan act on Teva's $40.5bn purchase of pharma rival Allergan

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have won top roles on one the largest pharma M&A transactions of 2015, as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agrees to buy Dublin-based Allergan for $40.5bn (£26bn). 

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Bank of America GC Lynch steps down as fines drop off

27-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bank of America general counsel Gary Lynch is stepping down from his role, four years after joining the bank.

Royal Mail

Exclusive: Royal Mail’s Harnby to exit GC role two years after company IPO

27-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Royal Mail general counsel Neil Harnby is leaving the company at the end of this year after four years at the helm of the company’s legal team.

Technology

Pinsents acquires majority stake in cloud-based technology compliance venture

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has announced that it has acquired the majority stake in cloud-based compliance venture Cerico, which will be led by former McGrigors managing partner Richard Masters.

London

A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

Scotland

Brodies' revenue grows by 11 per cent to £57.9m

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Brodies has announced its fifth consective year of revenue and profit growth as turnover increased by 11.2 per cent, from £52.1m to £57.9m.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

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Meet the Best in Class: The Lawyer Awards video

24-Jul-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

What would you ask judges from The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, if you had the chance? At the first Best in Class networking and best practice event, this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel were given the chance to get a glimpse into the judging room. 

City Gherkin

Wragges advises longstanding client Rothesay Life on £1.6bn annuity deal

24-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised longstanding client Rothesay Life on a £1.6bn annuity with the Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme, which is the second largest “buy-in” ever secured by a UK pension team.

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​Bar Council report reveals scope of sexism at the bar

24-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Legal aid cuts mean “we are potentially creating ‘no go’ areas of practice for women”, warns Alistair MacDonald QC

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Taylor Wessing to stake all on Asia growth with Hong Kong the next stop

24-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles was recently elected for a third term at the helm of the firm. His next step? International expansion.

Court

Bircham Dyson Bell instructs RPC to defend professional negligence claim

24-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bircham Dyson Bell has instructed RPC to defend a professional negligence claim brought by property developer client Harding Homes.

london

Keystone Law picks up 20 lawyers from Pinsent Masons, Hogan Lovells and Foot Anstey

24-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Dispersed firm Keystone Law has made 20 lateral partner and senior lawyer hires in recent months, including a team from Hogan Lovells and former practice heads from firms including Pinsent Masons and Sheridans.

Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.

Money

Ince & Co sees turnover fall 8 per cent during period of challenging conditions

23-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Ince & Co has announced that its turnover has fallen by 8 per cent, from £86.7m to £79.4m last year.

Manchester

Should Manchester paralegals take advantage of Freshfields’ generous salary offer?

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.

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Barclays’ Peddie to join Baker & McKenzie for global investigations boost

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Barclays managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie and former Standard Chartered group head of legal David Brimacombe are set to join Baker & McKenzie’s global investigations practice as partner and consultant respectively.

Europe

European moves: 23 July 2015

23-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

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Gibson Dunn, Latham and Weil act on St Jude’s $3.4bn pharma purchase of Thoratec

23-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Latham & Watkins and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all advised on the latest multi-billion dollar pharma acquisition of global corporation Thoratec by St Jude Medical.

Court

MoJ launches fresh consultation to further hike court fees

23-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched another consultation to raise court fees, just months after the Coalition Government hiked some civil court fees by 600 per cent.

money

Charles Russell Speechlys reports 3.5 per cent revenue rise following merger

23-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Charles Russell Speechlys has posted its first post-merger financial results, revealing a 3.5 per cent increase in revenue to £134.5m.

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Scottish government delays announcement of £44m multi-body panel

23-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The announcement of the Scottish government’s vastly expanded legal panel has been delayed by almost two months after firms were given time to appeal the body’s initial decisions.

money

Withers sees global turnover rise 8.7 per cent to £134m

23-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Withers’ revenue rose 8.7 per cent over 2014/15 from £123.3m to £134m, while its average profit per full equity partner (PEP) dropped by 2.4 per cent, the firm has announced.

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Taylor Wessing to launch international corporate crime and fraud unit

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing is set to launch an international corporate crime and fraud unit of 40 partners and another 60 lawyers to be a “one stop shop” for regulatory advice.

Nabarro

Nabarro takes its first Manchester NQ as it reveals autumn retention

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nabarro will retain 10 of its 13 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees as newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers.

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McDermott targets Cuba opening with full-service offering venture

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

McDermott Will & Emery has announced intentions to target the Cuban market with a full-service venture in La Habana, set up through an agreement with independent Spanish firm Olleros Abogados.

UK Supreme Court

Conditional fees do not contravene human rights, Supreme Court declares

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Lawyers have praised a Supreme Court ruling that legal fees are recoverable under the Access to Justice Act (1999) as a victory for common sense.

London

Pinsent Masons and Travers Smith advise as Houlihan Lokey buys financial adviser McQueen

22-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons and Travers Smith have won top roles on the sale of City-based finance adviser McQueen to international investment bank Houlihan Lokey. 

British Airways

Peter Smith J recuses himself from mammoth British Airways air-cargo case

22-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Mr Justice Peter Smith has agreed to recuse himself from a £1bn air cargo price-fixing case after lead defendant British Airways claimed that he could be biased against the company.

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Former Harbottles MP Abramson hit with £20,000 fine over phone hacking as in-houser Chapman is cleared

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Former Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine over his work in relation to the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.

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Fenwick & West adds team of three in Shanghai

22-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

US technology-focused law firm Fenwick & West has added three lawyers to its Shanghai office, including former Latham & Watkins partner Karen Yan.

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.

Supreme Court

Costs called into question as Supreme Court calls on amicus curiae for Ablyazov battle

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

4 Stone Buildings’ Jonathan Crow QC has been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office as an amicus curiae to assist the Supreme Court in the next stage of the long-running battle between JSC BTA Bank and its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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Shipping mutual Standard Club reviews panel roster

22-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Shipping insurance mutual the Standard Club has undergone a review of its preferred legal advisory panel, with longstanding advisers Ince & Co and Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) understood to have made the cut.

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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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AA panel review sign-off delayed by three months

21-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The AA has delayed signing off its legal panel review by three months, The Lawyer has learned.

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Lloyds Bank and PwC instruct lawyers to defend "conspiracy to cause loss" claim

21-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Lloyds Bank have instructed DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna respectively to defend a multimillion-pound professional negligence claim brought by Premier Motorauctions.

Stock exchange

HSF and Norton Rose Fulbright win top roles on Menhaden Capital's IPO

21-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Norton Rose Fulbright have won roles on the latest energy-focused company to float on the London Stock Exchange. 

Shanghai

Asia moves: 20 July

20-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

Hospital

Irwin Mitchell and DAC Beachcroft among firms cashing in on NHS negligence cases

20-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell and DAC Beachcroft are among the top firms cashing in on NHS negligence cases as damages and costs paid to patients who have suffered harm continue to rise.

HBOS

HSF client Lloyds Bank's fight over HBoS emails to reach High Court this week

20-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers for 6,000 Lloyds Bank shareholders will go before the High Court this week to seek disclosure of sensitive documents and agree costs in the mammoth lawsuit over the acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBoS).

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Ashurst and Linklaters act on Schneider's £1.3bn reverse takeover of Aveva

20-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst and Linklaters have won top roles on the £1.3bn reverse takeover of engineering software company Aveva Group by French-based Schneider Electric. 

london

Bates Wells Braithwaite sees 12 per cent jump in revenue to £20m for 2014/15

20-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

City firm Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has posted a 12 per cent increase in turnover from £18.26m to £20.38m in the 2014/15 financial year.

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Freshfields ransacks Manchester paralegal market with lure of huge salary boost

20-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have marked its entry into the Manchester market by hoovering up the city’s paralegal resources, leaving other firms understaffed.

Linklaters

Linklaters to tear up traditional voting process to ensure Davies' successor by November

20-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters is poised to break its traditional managing partner voting process to ensure a permanent head is in place before current managing partner Simon Davies leaves for Lloyds Bank in January.

Bermuda

The rush to Bermuda: Harneys tipped to be third new firm to launch this year

20-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Harneys is understood to be the latest multi-jurisdictional offshore firm planning a Bermuda launch, following in the wake of rival Walkers.

Cyber

Stephenson Harwood teams with risk consultancy to launch cyber-investigation service

20-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Stephenson Harwood has launched a new investigation service to enable companies to deal with cyber-attacks and the litigation that follows.

Construction

Cleary and Linklaters act as Anglo American sells £992m stake in Lafarge Tarmac

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Linklaters have acted on the £992m sale of Anglo American’s 50 per cent interest in Lafarge Tarmac.  

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A&O hikes associate pay by £20,000, adding bonuses to base level salaries

17-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy has hiked its associate salaries by around £20,000 at every level from 1PQE to 3PQE by incorporating bonuses into monthly pay packets.

Gaming

A&O and Freshfields lead as 888 Holdings wins bwin bidding war

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) client 888 Holdings has won the bidding war for gaming operator bwin.party, represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 

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MoJ to file defence this month in row over "discriminatory" judges' pensions

17-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is expected to file its defence later this month against claims brought by almost 200 judges arguing that changes to the judicial pension scheme are discriminatory on grounds of age, race and sex.

London

Ignis legal head leaves for Lazard Asset Management

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Lazard Asset Management has appointed Tim Russell as head of legal and compliance in the UK, following his departure from Ignis Asset Management. 

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Winston & Strawn to close Geneva office

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Winston & Strawn is to shut its Geneva office at the end of September, putting London and Paris at the heart of its international arbitration practice.  

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Slaughters retains 89 per cent of autumn-qualifying trainees

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Maloney

Slaughter and May is keeping 89 per cent of its qualifying trainees this autumn, a dip on the 97 per cent recorded last year. 

Student Lawyer

City firms attack SRA training proposals as "undermining position of English law as a qualification"

16-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Lawyers warn of “significant risk of dilution in standards and reputation with potentially catastrophic consequences” if the training contract is scrapped.

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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Webber Wentzel boosts banking with five hires including Jardine Matheson GC

16-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

South African firm Webber Wentzel has hired five senior banking lawyers, including the outgoing general counsel of Jardine Matheson, in a boost for its finance team.

london

Morgan Lewis takes DLA Piper funds head in London

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.

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Gateley sees turnover rise to £60m in first financial results since flotation

16-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Gateley has announced that its revenue has increased 10 per cent from £54.6m to £60m during the 2014/15 financial year.

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Appleby agrees Bridgepoint-backed MBO of fiduciary

16-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Appleby has agreed the management buyout (MBO) of its fiduciary business for an undisclosed sum in a deal backed by private equity house Bridgepoint.

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Pricing matters. Here's why.

16-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

In a market where many firms are posting double digit rises in revenue, there doesn’t appear to be much of a problem when it comes to pricing. But don’t be so sure.

BBC

BBC creates new FOI and contentious DP role following reorganisation

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP). 

houses

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.

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School’s out, but not for trailblazers

3-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.

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A very public decision

31-Jul-2015

Gateley’s move to float on AIM earlier this year intrigued the market. It was certainly an unexpected move; most had tipped Irwin Mitchell to be the first commercial law firm to seek a stock market listing. But as our detailed analysis shows, the deal is less radical than on first sight.

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