Thomas Ross index

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.

Richard Kelly (index)

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. 

Wilkinson

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 ...

Mark Lewis

Moves: 9 March 2015

9-Mar-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.

Europe

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

2-Mar-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.

Education and training

Court

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.

Student

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.

Richard SImmons index

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.

trainees

“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.

recruitment

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

Lloyds Banks index

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.

freight transport ship ocean

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.

Liverpool

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.

Croydon

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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