Cuts and Redundancies
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.
BLM has launched a new marine insurance team with the addition of legacy Greenwoods partner Gemma Pearce and two other fee-earners from Parabis’ defunct Bristol office.
On the Move
Baker Botts has undergone its biggest expansion in China since 2007 by hiring three energy partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office.
Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.
Ashurst has hired Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s former co-head of private equity Shaun Lascelles as a partner in its London office.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.
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.