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Money talks: the top hires by US firms in 2014

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

This year has seen an unprecedented number of major partner hires by US firms looking to beef up their capacity in London.

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Reckitt Benckiser launches legal team for spinoff Indivior ahead of IPO

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Pharma company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has named a new general counsel for spinoff business Indivior ahead of its listing today (23 December) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

23-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media - although firms’ online presence remains minimal.

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Stories of the year: big moves keep coming into December

23-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The action continued into December, which has so far seen Kirkland & Ellis’ banking partner Stephen Gillespie quit for Gibson Dunn, and BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg step down after five terms on the firm’s top rung.

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Freshfields reappointed as MoD unveils delayed projects panel

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been reappointed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as one of 10 firms on its new-look projects panel, but Pinsent Masons has lost its spot.

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Nabarro, Weil professional negligence claims among raft of top 20 cases to settle

22-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Professional negligence claims brought against Nabarro and Weil Gotshal & Manges and due to be heard this year have both settled, it has emerged.

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Addleshaw Goddard: why the firm needs to reboot

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Too focused on the top line; a haphazard international strategy; no strategic direction. How will the firm answer its critics?

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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Olswang at the crossroads as turnover lags peer group

3-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

UK 200 figures show that Olswang has lagged behind its TMT competitors over time, and it will shortly have to cope with the arrival of Cooley in London. With CEO David Stewart now out the door, does the firm have a plan?

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The UK Market Register: US firms storm the mid-market

27-Oct-2014 | By Joshua Freedman

The UK Market Register shows the extent to which US firms, notably Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are now entrenched in the UK legal market.

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Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

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Are confidential settlement agreements really confidential?

26-Nov-2014

The Rolling Stones were in the press recently, after leaked court documents revealed confidential medical information on the band members.

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Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

17-Nov-2014

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

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