Drilling company KCA Deutag appoints Burness Paull partner Tony Byrne as general counsel

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has sourced its latest general counsel from the ranks of Scotland’s Burness Paull, appointing Tony Byrne to the role this week.

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

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Newcastle firm Muckle wins sole adviser contract with England Athletics

16-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The firm has announced its appointment to England Athletics’ single adviser panel in a contract that will last for two years.

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Hogan Lovells advises M&G Real Estate on £140m acquisition of Wragges office

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has advised long-term client M&G Real Estate on the £140m acquisition of Two Snowhill, the Birmingham office of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

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New GCs make their mark as international business firms dominate UK panel reviews in 2014

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Magic circle firms are still in demand, international firms stay stable and regional firms carve out a presence in 2014’s panel reviews, according to data compiled by The Lawyer.

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News UK general counsel Paul Chinnery dies aged 48

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Chinnery, general counsel for News UK and former director of legal and commercial affairs at Channel 5, died this weekend after a battle with cancer.

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Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

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Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

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Special report: Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

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UK Briefings

New rules to support victims of crime download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Sep-2014

Chris Grayling is to introduce new rules guaranteeing victims of crime the legal right to tell a court how their lives have been affected, enshrining in law a ‘victims’ code’.

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Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

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Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

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