It could have been a £170m business, edging the top 20 of The Lawyer UK200.
Mike Giles, who has been finance director at SJ Berwin since 1999, is leaving the firm to join Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW).
Speechly Bircham has set out plans for “significant team hire” following the end of its merger talks with Withers.
Clyde & Co has made eight support staff redundant following a consultation in the wake of 2011 merger with legacy Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG).
Bird & Bird this week confirmed that it had signed up to one of the largest pre-lets ever handled by Great Portland Estates (GPE), a 12 storey, 142,500 sq ft new office space at 12/14 New Fetter Lane.
Withers and Speechly Bircham have called off merger talks following votes at both firms.
Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna and Debevoise & Plimpton are amongst the new firms appointed to Royal Dutch Shell’s revamped legal panel, which consists of more than 150 firms.
Bevan Brittan has launched a redundancy consultation process with three lawyers and six support staff, the firm announced yesterday.
Linklaters banking and restructuring partner Chris Howard is leaving the magic circle firm to join Sullivan & Cromwell’s London office.
Media set 5RB picked up roles on both sides of a Court of Appeal (CoA) battle over whether it was a matter if public interest that Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London, had a daughter with a former mistress.