Doughty Street investment pays off as Alamuddin weds actor


Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to invest in a new website because some silver-haired hottie has tied the knot with one of its members

Freshfields in the US: Don’t call us magic circle


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been no stranger to the headlines this month, having made a series of bold – and rare - US lateral hires. Now the firm has come out with an even ...

Corporate exit puts a downer on the party at KWMSJB


King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) should be in celebration mode, as the firm prepares to blow out its first birthday candles following its mega-merger last November.

Slater & Gordon set to take over Leo Abse & Cohen


Acquisition-hungry Australian legal giant Slater & Gordon has rolled into Cardiff and pinpointed personal injury and trade union firm Leo Abse & Cohen as its next merger target.

Nabarro’s Molson Coors relationship under scrutiny


 If there’s anything that the large number of panel reviews this year has shown, it’s that clients are getting tougher on their advisers. Many companies have slashed the number of firms they use in a bid for greater efficiencies.

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Former Pannone partner brings discrimination claim against firm

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Several Slater & Gordon partners, including legacy Pannone managing partner Emma Holt, have been named as respondents in a two-week unfair dismissal hearing that is due to begin on 20 October at Manchester Employment Tribunal.

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Nuclear De- commissioning Authority legal head promoted to executive ahead of panel review

1-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Former Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) legal head Rob Higgins has taken up one of the organisation’s three new executive positions following the exit of commercial director Sean Balmer this year. 


Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group builds in Kenya and Tanzania with lateral hires

30-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.


Magic circle firms lose ground in brand rankings to Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA Piper

30-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have lost valuable brand equity over the past year, according to the latest research by Acritas.

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Freshfields scores a US touchdown

29-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.

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Burgeoning Belfast


Belfast has become a magnet for international firms wanting to site their low-cost operations; think Herbert Smith, Allen & Overy and Baker &McKenzie. But it’s also become popular with firms wanting to expand their legal offerings. Pinsent Masons, Kennedys and most recently BLM have all merged with local firms.

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