Moves: 23 March 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. 


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


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 ...

Mark Lewis

Moves: 9 March 2015


 London-based Seddons has hired libel and defamation lawyer Mark Lewis as a partner. Lewis joined from Taylor Hampton, where he was known for his work on behalf of clients involved in the recent phone-hacking scandal. He has 25 years of experience working on libel, privacy, confidentiality, reputation management and intellectual property matters.


European moves: 5 March 2015

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Richard Price

Moves: 2 March 2015


Winston & Strawn IP head Richard Price has joined Olswang as head of IP arbitration in the firm’s London office. Price is a patent and trademark litigator and a qualified arbitrator, and joined alongside IP partner Gareth Morgan and two associates.


Moves: 23 February 2015


Gateley has hired Craig Rattray to join the firm’s commercial, technology and media team in London. Rattray joins from Olswang where he was a commercial partner, advising clients across a number of practice areas including commercial, regulatory, corporate finance and tax


European moves: 19 February 2015

19-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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


Moves: 16 February 2015


Patent and trademark firm JA Kemp has appointed IP litigator Alan Bryson as head of its litigation group. He joins from Wilberforce Chambers, where he was a barrister. Before being called to the bar in 2004, he was an IP partner with Clifford Chance ...


Moves: 9 February 2015


Move of the week

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DAC Beachcroft departures stack up in Madrid

6-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Longstanding DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Madrid lead partner Pablo Wesolowski has left the firm to join 11 former colleagues at Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD).


European moves: 5 February 2015

5-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons picks up energy team from Bond Dickinson

3-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons has bulked up its global energy group with the addition of Bond Dickinson oil and gas specialist Paul McGoldrick in London and corporate partner Osama Hassan in Dubai.

Education and training

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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.


“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.


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).


The in-house interview: EDF Energy’s legal team

9-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

After a surge of activity including a restructure that scattered legal services across the business and deep cuts to the panel roster, the EDF Energy team say they are the stronger for it.

Gen Y

Recruiting Generation Y

2-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.

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Cut and redundancies

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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.


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.


DWF cuts 26 jobs in Liverpool

31-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has made 15 secretaries, six solicitors, four paralegals, and one analyst from its fraud, intelligence and motor teams redundant following a consultation that kicked off in June.


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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