20 Essex Street has hired energy and European disputes silk and former Eversheds lawyer Gordon Nardell QC from 39 Essex.
Rolls-Royce has promoted its head of legal Mark Gregory to the role of general counsel, with former legal chief Robert Webb QC set to rejoin Brick Court Chambers as an arbitrator.
Stone Chambers is seeing the departure of Singapore-based barrister Steven Walker as silk Andrew Moran moves to associate tenancy.
Mishcon de Reya has taken a further claimant from Signature Litigation in the mammoth £4bn shareholder battle against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), The Lawyer can reveal.
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has become the first chambers to adopt a CV-blind application system for all barristers and staff.
Wilberforce Chambers has taken a silk and junior from 3 Stone Buildings just weeks after the set took two QCs and five juniors from closing 11 Stone Buildings.
Atkin Chambers has hired 7 Bedford Row (7BR) chief executive Fay Gillott as its CEO.
The number of barristers authorised as entities by the bar regulator has more than doubled to 33 since the initial wave of approvals in April.
The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist.
Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice.
Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers.
Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has been instructed by the Conservative party to oversee its investigation into allegations of bullying in the party.
Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.
Morrisons is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK and is a wholly domestic-focused retailer, although the company has a number of subsidiaries outside the UK as part of its supply chain.
A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.