Amar Mehta

Amar Mehta is a reporter working on Litigation Tracker news and analyses. He joined The Lawyer in March 2019. He tweets @TheLawyerAmar

Linda Woolley

Kingsley Napley seals first acquisition in two decades

Kingsley Napley has acquired an employment boutique, as the criminal defence specialists seek to build out its employment practice in its first bolt-on deal since the mid-90s. Archon Solicitors will join Kingsley Napley’s offices and cease to operate as an independent firm at the end of September. This merger comes on the back of a […]

Lord Sumption

“The government has behaved disgracefully,” claims former Supreme Court judge

Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption has claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken a “hammer and sickle” to the UK’s political culture and that the UK Government has acted “disgracefully.” Speaking to Newsnight yesterday (September 16) on the legality of leaving the European Union without a deal, Sumption said he could not see how […]

BNP

Simmons fails to secure victory for BNP Paribas in discrimination suit

An employment tribunal judge has ruled a female BNP Paribas broker faced sexual discrimination and victimisation from male colleagues at the bank. Stacey Macken brought a £4m sexual discrimination and victimisation suit against the bank, alleging she was paid less than her male counterparts and subjected to sexist behaviour, that included colleagues leaving a witch’s […]

San Francisco

Clydes hit by further losses as eight US partners leave firm

Just days after a UK team of partners resigned from to form a boutique, another group of eight partners are set to leave Clyde & Co and set up their own venture in the US. The partners are to leave Clydes’ San Francisco office to set up a legal boutique called Atheria Law. Joan D’Ambrosio, […]

UBS appoints new EMEA litigation head after departure

UBS’ head of litigation Susy Bullock has left the bank after five years, with its regional head for Hong Kong taking over her role as head of the EMEA region. Bullock has been replaced by Jake Scrivens, who has been employed at the bank since 2017. He is the regional head of litigation and managing […]

ferry

Clydes marine team hit by partner defections to new boutique

A group of partners have resigned from Clyde & Co’s marine practice as they set out plans to go it alone and form a new boutique law firm, The Lawyer understands. The five partners include Ed Mills-Webb, who became a partner in 2010 at the firm. A Clydes spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Ed […]

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