The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
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.
Weightmans has appointed Clive Bleasdale as its new head of property, poaching him and a team of lawyers from North West firm Perkins Solicitors.
Bleasdale, formerly head of property and founder of Perkins’ Liverpool office three years ago, will be based in Weightmans’ Liverpool branch. He and his team have previously advised clients including Swiss Life (UK) and Felton Developments and have worked on property developments in the North West and nationally.
The hire follows January’s announcement that Weightmans was to focus more on commercial property work, particularly in Liverpool.
Patrick Gaul, Weightmans’ managing partner, said Bleasdale’s appointment would make the firm’s commercial property department one of the strongest in the North West.