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Exclusive: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment

27-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.

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Challenger bank Hampshire Trust hires first director of legal from CAF

27-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank has hired Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) director of legal Ann Doan as its first director of legal and compliance.

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Exclusive: Linklaters in talks to introduce gated equity in lockstep overhaul

26-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters is once again mulling a shake-up of its lockstep with plans to introduce gates to equity “discussed widely” at the firm’s partner conference in Edinburgh in April, according to insiders.

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Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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The magic circle: together but not the same

11-May-2015

In 10 years the magic circle has significantly expanded its global presence but each firm has followed a different strategy for growth

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

5-May-2015

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

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UK water industry – consolidation or fragmentation? download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

Citigroup is to sell its £32bn stake in Yorkshire Water. Who next? 

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

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Listing the benefits

21-May-2015

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.

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