Jessica Boak

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Blackout Fridays: CMS shuts floors to save energy

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang saved enough energy to power 33 homes for one year by shutting down some floors in its UK offices last year. The firm shut down one floor in each of its offices in Sheffield, London and Edinburgh every Friday for three months towards the end of last year. This resulted […]


The move to greener offices: Clarke Willmott collects commuting info from staff

Clarke Willmott is assessing the environmental footprint of its offices, with the firm collecting information on its staff’s route to work and an expected relocation in Cardiff. The firm is gathering data from its employees to improve the accuracy of emissions data that the firm holds. A survey has been created with the firm’s consultants, […]

Marine team Hill Dickinson

Hill Dickinson hires six-strong team from Clydes

Hill Dickinson has secured another team hire, taking a group of six from Clyde & Co in Newcastle. Shipping partner Stephen Mackin has made the move along with five other colleagues. Mackin joined Clyde & Co in 2017, before which he spent nearly 25 years at Eversheds Sutherland. A former seafarer himself, Mackin specialises in […]


Working for a City firm in the regions is so last year

It has been over four years since the UK first went into lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s four years since the world went crazy and stocked up on toilet roll, since staff had to bundle up their laptops and work on makeshift garden furniture desks, and since most of the nation actually looked […]

Steven Petrie, Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway’s new managing partner sets £100m target

Northern firm Ward Hadaway is actively exploring mergers and expansion opportunities in England as it targets £100m revenue by 2034. The firm generated approximately £48m in the 2023/24 financial year, which means it is looking to grow approximately 100 per cent within a decade. A shorter term target of reaching £75m by 2029 has also […]

Don’t wait for the climate crisis to come to you

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Gowling WLG and Norton Rose Fulbright’s London offices will all be under water in a few decades. This trio shares idyllic views overlooking the Thames, but they will all be submerged in the river by the year 2100 as climate change-induced sea level rises occur. And this is based on the […]

Electric vehicle

Hill Dickinson presses on with partner car scheme amid EV revolution

Car lease schemes for partners are rapidly dwindling in the wake of the electric vehicle (EV) salary sacrifice revolution, but Hill Dickinson is not one of them. Once a more common method for partners to enjoy part of their profit share, traditional car lease schemes have lost their lustre. The tax incentives that once made […]


Dentons boosts London office with bumper promotions round

Dentons has promoted 12 lawyers to partner in the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) this year, including nine partners in London. Of the remaining three promotions, two were made in Glasgow and one was made in Abu Dhabi. Most of the promotions have been made in the projects team, with Claudia Thomas and Graham […]

The Lawyer Awards 2024: Shortlist revealed

The shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2024 has been revealed, pitting firms, chambers and in-house teams against each other in the quest for victory. The awards take place on 18 June 2024 in London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel. For more information, please visit our website or contact the team on Awarding winners across […]