London

Fried Frank builds London finance team with Hogan Lovells hire

18-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fried Frank is hiring a banking partner from Hogan Lovells to become the firm’s first head of finance in London. 

Europe

European moves: 14 May 2015

14-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Moves: 11 May 2015

11-May-2015

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Alison Brown as global head of practice for employment, pensions and incentives.

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Moves: 4 May 2015

5-May-2015

Ropes & Gray has hired its first commercial litigation partner in London. Thomas Ross has joined the firm’s business and securities litigation practice as a partner from K&L Gates.

Europe

European moves: 30 April 2015

30-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Moves: 27 April 2015

26-Apr-2015

US firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel  has hired its first UK-qualified lawyer in London. Richard Kelly, who is a former partner at Shearman & Sterling , joined the firm to head its litigation practice

Europe

European moves: 16 April 2015

16-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Andrew Aglionby

Moves: 13 April 2015

13-Apr-2015

Former Olswang head of arbitration Andrew Aglionby has opted to join arbitration provider JAMS International as a full time arbitrator and mediator serving on panels in London and New York

Europe

European moves: 2 April 2015

2-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Mark Shepherd from Paul Hastings

Moves: 30 March 2015

30-Mar-2015

Paul Hastings has added real estate partner Mark Shepherd to its London office as a partner. Shepherd joins from DLA Piper , where he was a legal director for nine months. 

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Moves: 23 March 2015

23-Mar-2015

Cooleyhas hired life sciences partner John Wilkinson to join its London office. Former Reed Smithpartner Wilkinson was in this year’s The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list for his work advising Bavarian Nordic on its licence to supply an Ebola vaccine in Africa. 

Europe

European moves: 19 March 2015

19-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Arthur Artinian

Moves: 16 March 2015

16-Mar-2015

K&L Gates has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Arthur Artinian to join its London IP practice. Artinian, who is dual-qualified in the UK and Australia, is expected to play a key role in London, advising on UK, European and multi-jurisdictional ...

Education and training

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BLM instructed by London university in row over student occupation

14-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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University of Law granted ABS licence, beating Nottingham Trent to the punch

27-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Recruitment system is now at risk

9-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.

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“This will lead to paranoia among firms and automaton junior lawyers”: Profession responds angrily to SRA's plan to scrap trainee code

5-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The legal profession has reacted with anger at the SRA’s plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code.

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SRA may scrap trainee rules, allowing recruitment at any age

4-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is considering withdrawing from the Graduate Recruitment Code, as governed by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

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Cut and redundancies

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Hill Dickinson continues cuts with 30 redundancies announced

13-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Hill Dickinson has announced cuts will be made to its insurance teams across its London, Liverpool and Manchester offices.

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Exclusive: Redundancy consultation at Plexus Law to see mass exits by legal and support staff

7-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Lloyds head of disputes exits as bank shakes up litigation team

20-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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BLM launches new marine offering with Greenwoods team

6-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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.

London

Edwards Wildman set to make London redundancies as turbulence continues

4-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Edwards Wildman Palmer has entered a redundancy consultation, with a view to axing a small number of staff in London.

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