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20 Essex Street hires energy silk Nardell QC from 39 Essex

23-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

20 Essex Street has hired energy and European disputes silk and former Eversheds lawyer Gordon Nardell QC from 39 Essex.


Rolls-Royce promotes Gregory to GC as Webb returns to Brick Court

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

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 downsizes Singapore office

19-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Stone Chambers is seeing the departure of Singapore-based barrister Steven Walker as silk Andrew Moran moves to associate tenancy.


Mishcon picks up Investec claimants from Signature on £4bn RBS shareholder battle

18-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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4-5 Gray's Inn Square becomes first chambers to adopt 'CV-blind' recruitment

9-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has become the first chambers to adopt a CV-blind application system for all barristers and staff.

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Wilberforce takes 3 Stone Buildings QC and junior duo just weeks after 11SB hires

30-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Atkin Chambers hires 7BR CEO after pupillage award shakeup

27-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Atkin Chambers has hired 7 Bedford Row (7BR) chief executive Fay Gillott as its CEO.

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BSB-approved "entities" double to 33, including four QC Ltds

23-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed


The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist. 

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Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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. 


The Hot 100 2015: The bar


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. 

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Litigation News


Managing Risk and Mitigating Litigation: This is what the future looks like

1-Dec-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Aon Risk EMEA chief counsel Richard Ferris kicked off The Lawyer’s Managing Risk and Mitigating Litigation event by telling delegates in-house counsel are ”still learning risks the hard way”, because not enough money or time is dedicated to understanding and dealing with corporate risk.

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Clifford Chance instructed to oversee Conservative party bullying inquiry

30-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has been instructed by the Conservative party to oversee its investigation into allegations of bullying in the party.

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Litigation Analysis


LMI analysis – Company in the spotlight: Wm Morrison


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.


Special report: Offshore cases: Q3 2015


A Chinese battle concerning its African operations and some big insolvencies have been keeping lawyers busy. Meanwhile, the Tchenguiz row rumbles on.

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