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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.
Speechly Bircham has become the latest firm to benefit from the Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert merger, picking up restructuring partner Rupert Connell from BLG.
Connell joins Speechly alongside Travers Smith restructuring specialist Keith Bordell. Bordell previously headed Travers’ corporate recovery team.
Speechly’s corporate recovery and restructuring head Christopher Harlowe said the duo would “significantly enhance” the team’s capabilities.
A number of former BLG partners have turned up at new firms as the firm’s merger with Clyde & Co went live this week. Non-contentious energy partner Humphrey Douglas joined SNR Denton, Hogan Lovells hired litigator Patric McGonigal for its Tokyo office, and Edwards Wildman hired restructuring and insolvency head Jon Yorke (1 November 2011).