Adam Mawardi

Patrick Halliday

Barrister of the week: 11KBW’s Patrick Halliday

This week the High Court ruled that the UK Government unlawfully awarded Covid-19 contracts to a research firm with ties to Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s former chief aide. The news was welcomed by 11KBW’s Patrick Halliday, who challenged cabinet minister Michael Gove on behalf of The Good Law Project (GLP), a non-for-profit campaign organisation. […]

Carolena Gordon, Clyde & Co

Clydes votes in new senior partner after election race

Clyde & Co’s North American and Canadian chair has been elected as the firm’s new senior partner, after former leader Peter Hirst stepped down last year. Montréal-based Carolena Gordon has taken the top job, winning the election against UK partners James Cooper and Chris Murray. Gordon is the first partner from outside the UK to […]

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Three firms battle it out in Court of Appeal movie dispute

Womble Bond Dickinson and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan lost out to boutique outfit Clintons in the Court of Appeal this week, in a challenge over the terms of a film contract. The dispute centred around the meaning of ‘return’ in one of the many commercial contracts relating to a film called ‘Starbright’. Under the […]

St Botolph, Clyde & Co

Contenders line up for Clydes’ senior partner race

Clyde & Co is gearing up to elect its next senior partner, with three partners understood to be running for the position. The Lawyer understands that the race is between three partners: James Cooper, Carolena Gordon and Chris Murray. London-based Cooper, who is chair of the firm’s global insurance practice group and head of its […]

Keith Froud

Eversheds plans three-stage shift to hybrid working

Eversheds Sutherland has revealed it is planning to introduce a hybrid working model in the UK, becoming the latest firm to rethink its approach to office life. According to the firm, subject to government guidelines, staff who meet certain criteria can choose to return to the firm’s UK offices from now until 21 June. Each […]

Roundtable: Sins of the father reversed? Discussing Okpabi

Greek mythology, the Bible and Shakespeare all make much of the sins of the father being visited on the child. However, for parent companies at least, that may no longer be the case following the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell. At The Lawyer’s latest roundtable, Stephenson Harwood partners Ed Davis […]