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City firm Winckworth Sherwood has said it has no immediate plans to seek external investment despite being officially granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence.
Winckworth Sherwood is to launch a base in Manchester after raiding Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) for partners Karen Cooksley and Colette McCormack.
Ex-Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) IP and IT head Mark Abell has hired Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in a partnership dispute with his former firm.
The latest diversity league table from the Black Solicitors Network has shown that while a small number of firms are nearing a 50/50 male-to-female partner ratio, there is still a large drop off in female representation between law firms’ junior and senior ranks.
Winckworth Sherwood is at the forefront of St Paul’s Cathedral’s legal attempts to resolve the stand-off with anti-capitalist protestors occupying space outside the church.
Winckworth Sherwood has hired Dawsons property partner Simon Livesy. He joins Winckworth’s institutional property team alongside senior assistant Richard Wooton.
Winckworth Sherwood has elected new senior and finance partners while handing another term to managing partner Roger Fitton.
Winckworth Sherwood has hired Bird & Bird construction and engineering co-head Colin Hall (left), making him the third partner in its construction and engineering group.
Sainsbury’s has completed a review of its advisers with 12 firms admitted to the panel, including three new appointees.
This week’s legal market moves.
We all know what it’s like when you’ve booked a first-class ticket and there’s no space. Having to squeeze into the cramped standard-class section for the full trip home can be a pain, especially on a Friday when you wanted to use the time to reply to those last few emails you’d left for the journey.
Network Rail has cut its core legal panel from 12 firms to five following a review that has seen Dentons win a new spot on the roster.
The country’s highest court will decide whether LLP members should be protected by whistleblowing legislation in a snowballing legal battle between firm and former partner.
Here we go again at FFW, as HSF is drafted in to sort out yet another partner row...
Move of the Week Bond Pearce has recruited Kim Walker as a partner in its commercial team. He joins as a partner from Pinsent Masons , where he was head of IP. Walker has just completed a second period of secondment as acting...
Network Rail has invited 20 firms including Clifford Chance, Eversheds and Simmons & Simmons to pitch for its external legal panel as the transport infrastructure group’s new general counsel prepares to review its roster of advisers.
Norton Rose has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) IP litigation partner Huw Evans as a partner.
US firms are leading the way when it comes to the representation of ethnic minorities in their workforces, although proportions remain low across the board, this year’s diversity league table from the Black Solicitors Network has revealed.
Female partners remain a minority at top UK firms, with just 23.5 per cent of all partners and 9.4 per cent of all equity partners across the UK’s largest 100 law firms by revenue being female.
Fulbright & Jaworski has appointed former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner and co-chair of international litigation and arbitration groups Deborah Ruff as a partner.