Moves 30 November 2015


Paul Hastings has hired Linklaters finance veteran David Ereira as part of plans to boost its London finance practice.


European moves: 25 November 2015

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

Philip Prowse

Moves: 23 November 2015


Holman Fenwick Willan has hired trade finance partner Philip Prowse, who joins from the partnership at Clyde & Co.


Paul Hastings recruits BLP structured debt and capital markets head Severs

16-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) head of structured debt and capital markets Paul Severs is leaving the firm for Paul Hastings’ London office. 

Tom Cassels

Moves: 16 November 2015


Baker & McKenzie commercial litigation partner Tom Cassels is leaving for Linklaters after 21 years at the US firm. 


Hogan Lovells recruits Latham trio in Dubai

12-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Hogan Lovells has hired three Latham & Watkins partners in Dubai, taking its total partner headcount in the city into double figures.


European moves: 12 November 2015

12-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Moves: 9 November


Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited US securities lawyer Tom O’Neill to join its capital markets practice as a partner.


Baker & McKenzie loses litigation partner Cassels to Linklaters

6-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Baker & McKenzie commercial litigation partner Tom Cassels is leaving for Linklaters after 21 years at the US firm, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Moves: 2 November


Clyde & Co has continued to boost its international arbitration team after picking up Berwin Leighton Paisner arbitration head Richard Power.


European moves: 29 October 2015

29-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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


Kirkland hires third restructuring partner in Hong Kong

26-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Kirkland & Ellis has expanded its restructuring team in Hong Kong with the hire of ex-Hogan Lovells partner Kelley Naphtali, following the launch of the practice with two Hogan Lovells partners a year ago.

Nicola Kerr

Moves: 19 October

26-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

King & Wood Mallesons European head of employment Nicola Kerr has left the firm’s London office for Brown Rudnick.

Education and training


The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

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.

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University of Law launches business school

2-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has launched a business school, which will run undergraduate courses from this September.


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.


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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Cut and redundancies


Fasken Martineau launches consultation to cut 70 roles in London

2-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fasken Martineau is in the midst of an internal consultation that could see it cut 70 positions from its London office to “refocus” its operation in the UK.


Shakespeare Martineau to cut 45 jobs three months after merger

27-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Shakespeare Martineau has announced a redundancy consultation that has put 45 jobs at risk.


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.


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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