Former Times legal chief Brett to appeal SDT suspension

16-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of legal at The Times, Alastair Brett, is to appear before the High Court next week in an appeal against his suspension from practice and costs of £30,000 imposed by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) last year.


Growth slows at Stewarts but PEP outshines peers at £1.1m

16-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Growth has slowed at Stewarts Law following a five-year meteoric rise, with revenue increasing by 3.5 per cent from £45.2m in 2012/13 to £46.8m in 2013/14 while net profit stayed flat at £20.4m.

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Coulson's lawyer Rickards exits DLA Piper for Kingsley Napley

15-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper white-collar corporate crime partner Jo Rickards, who represented former News of the World (NotW) editor Andy Coulson in the recent phone-hacking trial, is leaving the firm to join Kingsley Napley.


Clydes snaps up Clifford Chance's China head of litigation and arbitration

15-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s China head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng has joined Clyde & Co as Beijing office managing partner.

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Clyde & Co hires Eversheds’ Middle East chairman

14-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds’ Middle East chairman Christopher Jobson has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.


Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.


Revenue rises 1% at Freshfields to £1.232bn, PEP up to £1.48m

8-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has pushed up revenue by 1 per cent at the 2013/14 year end to £1.232bn, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 6 per cent from £1.398m to £1.48m.

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