Moves: 20 October 2014


Kaye Scholer has hired Philip Perrotta as a partner in London to lead the office’s aviation finance and leasing practice. He was formerly global head of aviation finance at Clyde & Co, which he joined in 2006, becoming head of aviation finance five years later.


European moves: 16 October 2014

16-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


Moves 13 October


Gunnercooke has hired former Nationwide general counsel Liz Kelly as a partner in its corporate group. She has also taken on the role of organisational and performance director for the London team.


Bingham’s Baltay picks King & Spalding over Akin Gump

7-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Bingham McCutchen project finance and structured finance partner Elisabeth Baltay has joined US firm King & Spalding after weeks of indecision following the move of most of Bingham’s London office to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.


Edwards Wildman sees another partner quit as McAlister joins Olswang

6-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Edwards Wildman Palmer corporate partner Niall McAlister has joined Olswang as a partner in its life sciences practice.


Moves 6 October


Linklaters is expanding its London real estate practice with the partner hire of Simon Price. Price, who joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, specialises in structured real estate investments, and acts for private equity funds and overseas investors.


Milbank finance heavyweight Peter Schwartz quits for Paul Hastings

3-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s key Goldman Sachs and Bank of America relationship partner Peter Schwartz for its corporate practice in London.


European moves: 2 October 2014

2-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


Moves 29 Sept


Simmons & Simmons has expanded its financial markets practice in the UK with the appointment of Simon Thrower, who joined the firm as a partner

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AA picks up Domino's Pizza GC as first head of legal

26-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The AA has hired Domino’s Pizza general counsel Mark Millar as its first general counsel, months after the motoring association became a listed company.


Moves 15/09/2014


Eversheds has hired corporate finance partner Alison Starr from Pinsent Masons


Moves 8 September


Taylor Wessing has hired two private client partners. Elaine Dobson (above) will join as head of residential property from Bircham Dyson Bell


European moves: 4 September 2014

4-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

Education and training


American trainee-frenzy sweeps City

29-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

US firms indulge in London hiring binge, but Mayer Brown bucks the trend


ULaw strikes back after CC snub

8-Sep-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance becomes the latest firm to drop ULaw for BPP as its LPC provider


Trainees: to have and to hold

1-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates


Ashurst boosts trainee and NQ pay following two-year pay freeze

16-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst has broken its two-year pay freeze for London-based trainees and newly-qualified lawyers, upping its junior pay bands by up to 3.3 per cent.


The cruel bar training conundrum

12-May-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Kaplan ditching its BPTC shows why a rethink is needed to maintain quality

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Parabis cuts 24 claimant fee earner roles in Croydon

22-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Parabis has cut 24 fee earner roles from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law.

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Parabis closes Bristol and Colchester offices

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.

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Hill Dickinson cuts 40 jobs in counter-fraud team

12-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hill Dickinson has cut 40 roles and made two redeployments to other parts of the firm following a 30-day consultation that kicked off on 21 July.


DAC Beachcroft cuts 62 fee-earner and support roles

5-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft cut a total of 62 jobs across the business last month following a redundancy consultation that kicked off in May.


Ashurst to axe up to 17 support staff in outsourcing drive

8-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst plans to cut its out-of-hours support staff base by half, in a move intended to improve efficiency.

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