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Senior management shakeup continues at Olswang as HR head Griffith quits firm

5-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang human resources director Ffion Griffith has become the latest high-profile exit from the firm amid allegations of friction between partners and former CEO David Stewart’s team.

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Pinsents, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal continue to dominate Aim rankings

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its lead at the top of the Aim rankings, with Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal coming in joint second.

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Ropes & Gray boosts London office with Chadbourne structured finance partner Pal

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ropes & Gray has hired a structured finance specialist from rival US firm Chadbourne & Parke.

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Schillings converts to LLP status

5-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Schillings has converted to a LLP and will be registered as Schillings International LLP with effect from 1 May 2015.

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Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands.

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Irwin Mitchell continues trend of reduced partner promotions

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has announced seven partner promotions across its offices in the UK, which will take effect from 1 May 2015.

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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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How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.

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Construction: new rules, election promises and growing project completion problems

27-Apr-2015

The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.

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Mergers: bigger is not always better

27-Apr-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Merger activity over the past three years shows a trend for consolidation, but UK 200 data shows not all tie-ups create a better balance sheet.

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UK Briefings

Data Issues Roundup, 29 April: China/US dataflows; Twitter falls under EU control; and more download

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Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.

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Charmaine Hast

The heartache of deception: My son is not mine

5-May-2015

What price would one put on the anguish and heartache caused to a father who had been misled for 17 years that his ‘son’ was in fact the child of a secret lover of his wife?

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More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

4-May-2015 | By Richard Kemp

Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?

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