Money talks: the top hires by US firms in 2014

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

This year has seen an unprecedented number of major partner hires by US firms looking to beef up their capacity in London.

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Reckitt Benckiser launches legal team for spinoff Indivior ahead of IPO

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Pharma company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has named a new general counsel for spinoff business Indivior ahead of its listing today (23 December) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

23-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media - although firms’ online presence remains minimal.

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Stories of the year: big moves keep coming into December

23-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The action continued into December, which has so far seen Kirkland & Ellis’ banking partner Stephen Gillespie quit for Gibson Dunn, and BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg step down after five terms on the firm’s top rung.


Freshfields reappointed as MoD unveils delayed projects panel

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been reappointed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as one of 10 firms on its new-look projects panel, but Pinsent Masons has lost its spot.


Nabarro, Weil professional negligence claims among raft of top 20 cases to settle

22-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Professional negligence claims brought against Nabarro and Weil Gotshal & Manges and due to be heard this year have both settled, it has emerged.

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R&R Ice Cream GC Francesca Yardley returns to private equity roots

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

R&R Ice Cream general counsel Francesca Yardley has left Europe’s largest private-label ice cream maker to pursue two new roles in private equity-related start-up companies.


Minter Ellison raids Maddocks for three-partner tax team

22-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australia’s Minter Ellison has bolstered its tax practice with the addition of three partners from rival firm Maddocks.


Stories of the year: November has US flavour

22-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The legal market was far from quiet in November with law firm leaders airing their grievances and banking panels launching and closing. There was also a strong American flavour to the month, with Eversheds seeking a US merger and DLA Piper losing partners to US firms.


A&O, NRF, Pinsents and ShepWedd advise on funding of disputed road project

19-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Allen & Overy (A&O), Norton Rose Fulbright, Pinsent Masons and Shepherd & Wedderburn have advised on the financing of a controversial road that will bypass the city of Aberdeen.


Fried Frank loses 'Putin's banker' Pugachev claim to lift $2bn asset freeze

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost a first round for Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev in the High Court after the billionaire failed in his attempt to lift a $2bn freezing order imposed in July.

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Early contenders emerge to take BLP managing partner crown

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders. 

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The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.


Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m.

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Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers face criticism as Al-Sweady Inquiry concludes

18-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers were the subject of criticism by defence secretary Michael Fallon yesterday (17 December) following the publication of a report into allegations that British forces tortured and executed Iraqi citizens.


Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.

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Burges Salmon, CMS and Osborne Clarke retained as Eurostar delays panel review until 2015

18-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eurostar has delayed its panel review until spring 2015, granting Burges Salmon, CMS Cameron McKenna and Osborne Clarke a four-month reprieve.


BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel.


HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.


Bucks ABS expected to generate £400,000 profit for local authority over five years

17-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Buckinghamshire County Council has tasked its new alternative business structure (ABS) with generating profits of £400,000 over the next five years.


Stories of the year: private equity moves continue in August

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Readers remained heated in August, as the storm surrounding marketing professionals’ salaries raged on. Meanwhile, Cooley was busy making informal job offers to a number of Edwards Wildman Palmer partners, and Nabarro began offering fixed fee deals to clients across its litigation practice.


Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright on call for £12.5bn BT EE acquisition

16-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leading negotiations for BT on a £12.5bn deal to acquire telecoms operator EE, whose joint owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom are being represented by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance.


Eversheds and Hill Dickinson among 14 firms appointed to Metro Bank lending and securities panel

16-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds and Hill Dickinson are among 14 firms to have taken places on Metro Bank’s lending and securities panel.

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 


Weightmans reports 3 per cent revenue rise to £42m at half-year

16-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans has reported a rise in revenue of 3 per cent at the half-year point, bringing turnover for the first six months of 2014/15 to £42m.

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BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg to stand down after five terms

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of his fifth term at the end of April 2015, 16 years after first stepping into the role.


Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Kennedys has hired seven lawyers to bolster its Asia aviation practice, six of whom are from rival firm Clyde & Co.


China’s Zhong Lun joins employment alliance L&E Global

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Chinese red circle firm Zhong Lun has signed up to employment alliance L&E Global, marking the network’s first step into the Asian markets.

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KWM names Hong Kong management duo as Fuller relinquishes control

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named two partners to succeed global managing partner Stuart Fuller as head of its Hong Kong practice after he decided to give up one part of his dual role.


20 Essex Street takes Cavenagh Law practice manager for latest new BD role

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has added another new role to its business development roster, taking Cavenagh Law practice manager Rachel Foxton to be the newly-created head of practice support focusing on growing the set’s business in Asia.


Bird & Bird faces £2m professional negligence case over Elisabeth Murdoch home

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is facing a £2m negligence claim from British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Orientfield Holdings in relation to Orientfield’s aborted purchase of a £25m property recently bought by Elisabeth Murdoch.

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Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr adds chief corporate officer role to responsibilities

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Thomas Cook group general counsel Craig Stoehr has been given the additional role of chief corporate officer at the company, effective immediately.

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Life in life sciences: Is the boom in legal services set to last?

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The life sciences sector is generating millions of pounds of revenue for lawyers despite the worldwide decline in healthcare budgets and stringent regulation worldwide. With regulators closing in and costs climbing higher – is the bubble set to burst? 


DMH Stallard to merge with Guildford-based AWB Partnership

12-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

DMH Stallard has swallowed up Guildford-headquartered firm AWB Partnership in a merger deal that will be completed in 1 January 2015.


Kirkland banking star Gillespie quits for Gibson Dunn

12-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, to become the Californian firm’s fifth high-profile recruit this year.


Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans to merge in April

12-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans have announced they are merging in April next year, creating a firm with 120 staff.

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Addleshaw Goddard sets out its 'fresh perspective'

11-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has set out its aspirations to re-establish a top 20 position in the UK200 and to be known as a premium player in its chosen markets as part of a new strategy rolled out firmwide today (11 December).


Nabarro revenue up 3 per cent at half year to £54.1m

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has posted a three per cent uptick in turnover for the first six months of 2014/15, taking it to £54.1m for the six months to end October, compared to the £52.5m the previous year.


Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

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Clifford Chance's Simon Davis slams FCA pension leak in report

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has branded the Financial Conduct Authority “seriously inadequate” in his published report into the leak on a FCA life insurance industry probe earlier this year. 


Freshfields partner Wills appointed financial institutions group co-head

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named retail sector group head Claire Wills as co-head of its financial institutions group (FIG) to replace banking partner Sean Pierce. 


Kemp Little launches dedicated startup service

11-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Technology boutique Kemp Little has launched a service dedicated to advising startup businesses.

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House of Lords: Lord Chancellor does not need to be a lawyer

11-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has determined that the Lord Chancellor’s role does not have to be filled by a qualified lawyer, although a background in law would be “a distinct advantage”.


Stories of the year: April sees debt analysis and Davenport rescue

11-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The Lawyer published its first interrogation of debt levels at the UK 200 in April, revealing some unexpected insights into the true debt profile of the UK’s mid-tier.


European moves: 11 December 2014

11-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Dechert makes up three in London in 11-strong promos round

10-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dechert has promoted three partners in its London office amid 11 promotions globally - the same number as last year.


Six firms win spots on Hitachi Rail Europe's inaugural panel

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Transport supplier Hitachi Rail Europe has picked Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Shoosmiths and Stephenson Harwood for its inaugural legal panel after a competitive tender process that closed in October.

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Penningtons Manches opens San Francisco office to bolster cross-border M&A practice

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Penningtons Manches has announced the opening of its first office outside of the UK in San Francisco to cash in on the firm’s network of clients in the area and boost its M&A cross-border offering.


Stephenson Harwood seals alliance with ex-Guangzhou team

10-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Stephenson Harwood has signed an alliance deal with a Guangzhou firm that was set up after the UK firm closed its own base in the southern city there months ago.


CMS and Pinsent Masons win key slots on £224m acquisition of Scottish shopping centre

10-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

CMS and Pinsent Masons have taken key roles on the £224.1m acquisition of Scotland’s second-largest covered shopping centre, The Centre in Livingston, by HSBC Alternative Investments.

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Stories of the year: March

10-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

March set up some of the defining stories of 2014, with Addleshaw Goddard kicking of its early election, and PwC and DWF declaring top 20 aspirations in their respective markets.

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Baker & McKenzie launches client-focused ‘investigations academy’

9-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie has launched an ‘investigations academy’ aimed at educating its lawyers across all its network on a range of matters relating to regulatory investigations.

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Skadden scoops Darrois Villey co-managing partner for Paris corporate boost

9-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has announced the hire of corporate heavyweight Olivier Diaz from French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier.


MoD panel set to be finalised within a fortnight

9-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) panel review is expected to conclude within the next two weeks in time for a January 2015 unveiling, with firms vying for spots on the larger panel.


FCA admits being "under strain" as it names McDermott as new director

9-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has promoted lawyer and current head of enforcement Tracey McDermott as part of a structural overhaul after admitting its supervision function was “under strain”.   


White & Case wins first-time mandate from HM Treasury to advise on UK tax changes

9-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

White & Case has advised HM Treasury on its proposal for new tax legislation, which would help to provide new finance for business and infrastructure projects.


Shearman & Sterling promotes 13 to partner including two in London

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Shearman & Sterling has promoted 13 counsel and associates to partner in its 2015 promotions round, two of which are in London.


Verizon senior VP Craig Silliman to replace Milch as new company general counsel

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Verizon vice president of public policy Craig Silliman will take on the additional role of general counsel at Verizon from 1 January 2015.


HMRC clamps down on solicitors with tax disclosure campaign

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a new campaign to target solicitors’ unpaid taxes, through which lawyers can choose to bring their tax affairs up to date or face tougher penalties in 2015.

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Clifford Chance competition partner leaves to set up Brussels boutique

8-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance EU public policy head and competition partner Oliver Bretz is to leave the firm in the New Year to set up an independent competition law boutique.

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Former Linklaters corporate chief Jeremy Parr to become Jardine Matheson GC

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ former global corporate head Jeremy Parr is to become general counsel at trading company Jardine Matheson Holdings, replacing outgoing Giles White who is to retire at the end of July 2015.

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Pinsents elects Cleland as new managing partner

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has elected John Cleland as its new managing partner in a contested election, following the decision of David Ryan to step down from the role.

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Exclusive: DLA Piper is number one in Global Litigation Top 50 2014

8-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper has retained its crown as the world’s largest litigation practice by fee income, taking the top spot in this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 ranking with a total litigation fee income of $1.128bn.


France's Ayache Salama eyes London for first overseas office

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Ayache Salama has become the latest in a string of European firms, and one of a handful of French ones, to open a London representative office.

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Saudi firm Abdulaziz H. Al Fahad converts to partnership to aid succession

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Saudi Arabian firm the Law Office of Abdulaziz H. Fahad has converted into a professional service partnership, with the aim of ensuring future partner promotions and succession planning.

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Parabis backer Duke Street injects £13m cash into firm

5-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Private equity backed Parabis Group has received a further £13m cash injection from its investor Duke Street.

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Barrister disbarred for lying to client and acting without qualifications

5-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A barrister has been disbarred by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for dishonesty after lying to a client about submitting a visa application to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and acting as a public access barrister without the required qualifications.

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UAE firm Galadari adds DIFC office

5-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Galadari has added its fourth office with a launch in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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Kingsley Napley hires Mishcon partner Harris to launch media and reputation group

4-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Kingsley Napley has raided Mishcon de Reya for media partner Charlotte Harris, who is set to kickstart the firm’s new media and reputation management group.

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Taylor Wessing reports 5.5 per cent rise in global half-year revenue

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a 5.5 per cent rise in global turnover at the six-month mark of the 2014/15 financial year, with UK revenue rising 7.3 per cent.


Clifford Chance braces itself for professional negligence claim from Excalibur funders

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Third-party litigation funders who bankrolled the $1.6bn claim brought by Clifford Chance client Excalibur Ventures are gearing up to bring a professional negligence claim against the firm, following defeat in the High Court last year.


HSF and Freshfields advise on Sky Bet £800m deal with CVC Capital Partners

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has advised Sky on the sale of its betting business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in a deal valued up to £800m.

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Australia’s HWL Ebsworth announces further expansion with Adelaide deal

4-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth is bulking up its Adelaide offering with the addition of six-partner insurance and litigation firm Lawson Smith Lawyers.


Nine female lawyers make the cut in 2014’s Part Time Power List

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Nine female lawyers have featured in this year’s Part Time Power list of high-earning successful professionals, which collects 50 people that succeed in part-time jobs across several industries.


Three Crowns picks up Covington partner for first female partner hire

4-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns has hired Covington & Burling partner Carmen Martinez Lopez as a partner in its London office along with senior associates for each of its three bases.

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Up to nine partners face axe as Clifford Chance reviews German operations

4-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance is understood to be carrying out a review of its German operations, and is likely to see the departure of a number of partners as a result.

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Former ULaw chief Nigel Savage appointed NED at PI firm

4-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Former chief executive of the University of Law (ULaw) Nigel Savage has taken up one of two new non-executive director roles at personal injury firm Fletchers Solicitors.


Tech company SanDisk hires Broadcom deputy GC as new chief legal officer

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Flash memory storage company SanDisk has announced the appointment of new chief legal officer Mark Brazeal, senior deputy general counsel at tech company Broadcom. 


80-year old law student graduates from University of Liverpool

3-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

An 80-year old law student has graduated from the University of Liverpool, collecting his masters of law at a graduation ceremony held at the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Deutsche Bank set to finalise revamped global legal panel in early 2015

3-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Deutsche Bank’s regular global legal panel review has kicked off, and is due to come to a close early next year.


Stephenson Harwood’s half-year revenue rises 12 per cent to hit £64m

3-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has reported a half-year global revenue of £64m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

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Australia’s HWL Ebsworth expands national footprint with two Northern Territory offices

3-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth is forging ahead with its national expansion plan with the launch of two offices in Australia’s Northern Territory.


Irwin Mitchell appoints head of pensions from DWF

3-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell has appointed DWF’s pensions head Martin Jenkins to lead its national pensions practice from London. 


BLM breaks through £100m revenue barrier as Campbell Fitzpatrick merger goes live

3-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM has added £4m to its top line with the completion of its merger with Belfast-headquartered Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors (CFS) on 1 December.


DAC Beachcroft and DWF bulk up with team hires in Bristol

3-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft and DWF have both made team hires in Bristol, with the latter swooping on Greenwoods for a second time after Parabis closed its office in the city.

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Law fairs 2014: what the millennial generation is thinking

3-Dec-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Students are more prepared than ever, with first-years barely shaking off Freshers flu before throwing themselves into law firm events.


Medical tech company Elekta appoints Judith Banks to head EMEA and LatAm legal operations

3-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Vacuum manufacturer Edwards’ EMEA senior counsel Judith Banks has moved to head up the Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America legal team at medical technology group Elekta.


Matrix turns to Doughty Street for hire of Plebgate star Gavin Millar QC

2-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Matrix has continued to build its media team with the hire of Doughty Street Chambers’ Gavin Millar QC.


Nabarro in alliance talks with Singapore firm

2-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro is understood to be in talks with a Singapore firm over the possibility of an exclusive relationship, with disputes head Jonathan Warne and construction partner James Snape leading negotiations.

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DWF reappoints Leaitherland for fourth term as managing partner and CEO

2-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DWF has re-elected Andrew Leaitherland as the firm’s managing partner and CEO for a fourth term.


Linklaters ups FTSE 100 client total as it closes in on Slaughters' pole position

2-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters has inched closer to taking the crown for total FTSE 100 clients, as it closes in on market leader Slaughter and May.


Addleshaws, Bakers, Linklaters launch new UK parenting schemes after law change

2-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters are among firms to put forward new policies after legislation on shared parental leave became law yesterday (1 December)

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Hogan Lovells chair Nicholas Cheffings confirms nomination for re-election

1-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells’ current chair and real estate partner Nicholas Cheffings has confirmed he would like to run for another term in April 2015.


Clifford Chance scoops Bingham finance team for Washington DC office

1-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Clifford Chance has recruited a team of five from Bingham McCutchen, led by partners Robert Gross and William Cejudo, to add to its Washington DC-based structured finance team.


Edwards Wildman and Locke Lord partners vote for $675m merger

1-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Partners at Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer have voted in favour of the firms’ $675m tie-up.

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Slaughters gifts associates increased bonuses following strong 2014

1-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May is set to hand out discretionary bonuses to associates, following the firm’s strong performance in 2014.


Skadden takes Freshfields insurance partner Robert Stirling

1-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer insurance partner Robert Stirling to join its global financial institutions group. 

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EY joins accountants' rush into legal market

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Accountancy and consulting giant EY is the third of the big four accountants to enter the regulated legal market after being granting an ABS licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 


King & Wood Mallesons names new Aussie M&A head as incumbent moves to City

1-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons has revamped the management of its Australia corporate practice as Sydney-based M&A and tax head Tim Bednall prepares to transfer to London.

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Feeling the long arm of the regulators

8-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.

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Latest cases: what you need to know


Keep up to speed with the latest cases by checking out The Lawyer’s Briefings section online. It’s an unparalleled resource; below is just a selection of recent papers by law firms putting the latest decisions into context.

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2014: a year of mergers, diversity and US laterals


It’s been a busy year in the legal market. Over the past two weeks we’ve been looking back at the stories of the year, highlighting some of the trends and reminiscing over the news which hit the headlines.

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