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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Seddons has taken on Rakisons' (now Steptoe & Johnson Rakisons) former head of litigation and insolvency as a partner to head a new insolvency unit at the firm.
While at Rakisons, Mark Parkhouse worked on several big-name cases including the bankruptcies of Kevin Maxwell and Asil Nadir. He left Rakisons last year for a general counsel post at Dynegy Europe Communications in Vienna. The Vienna office has since been closed and Parkhouse has returned to general practice. He said: "We're expecting that my City insolvency and in-house telecommunications experience will add an extra depth of client service." Parkhouse will specialise in turnarounds and financial rescue, enabling Seddons to provide a complete recovery service. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner and a solicitor-advocate.