Cuts and Redundancies
Fasken Martineau is in the midst of an internal consultation that could see it cut 70 positions from its London office to “refocus” its operation in the UK.
Shakespeare Martineau has announced a redundancy consultation that has put 45 jobs at risk.
Hill Dickinson has announced cuts will be made to its insurance teams across its London, Liverpool and Manchester offices.
Plexus Law has launched its second large scale redundancy consultation in under a year, which is expected to affect the jobs of 80 legal secretaries and support staff and see up to 10 lawyers leaving the firm in May.
Lloyds Bank head of disputes Philippa Simmons has left the bank amid a shake-up of the in-house legal team that could see around 25 mid-level redundancies, The Lawyer can reveal.
On the Move
Osborne Clarke partner James Mullock has joined Bird & Bird as a partner in its international privacy and data protection group in London.
Pinsent Masons ’ head of real estate litigation Stuart Wortley has joined Eversheds as a partner in London.
Clyde & Co has lost its third corporate partner in four months, as Andy Tromans leaves the firm’s insurance group for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Watson Farley & Williams has hired maritime partner Joe McGladdery, who joins from Wikborg Rein.
Education and Training
Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.
The University of Law has launched a business school, which will run undergraduate courses from this September.
University of the Arts London (UAL) has instructed BLM to take legal action against 15 of its students who continue to occupy a building in Central Saint Martins in King’s Cross.
The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.