Cristiano Dalla Bona

Cristiano is The Lawyer’s technology reporter, covering innovation and delivery in law firms

Rebecca Burford

Charles Russell Speechlys makes up City trio in annual promotions

Charles Russell Speechlys has made up nine lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, three of whom are women. The nine new partners are Rebecca Burford, Renaud Ferry, Andrew Keeley, Gareth Mills, William Rollin, Sarah Rowley, Tristram van Lawick, Sarah Wigington and James Worthington. The new partners are spread across practices that include corporate, […]

Fieldfisher lives up to Dublin promise with local merger

Fieldfisher has launched in Dublin through a strategic merger with a local firm, the latest step in its geographic expansion across Europe. The opening sees the UK firm partner up with Irish firm McDowell Purcell, with the office officially opening doors in early May. The local firm, which houses 16 partners, is led by managing […]

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Former Davis Polk partner joins Facebook as new GC

Facebook has found a new general counsel to helm its in-house legal functions after its top lawyer Colin Stretch left the company at the end of last summer. The role has been filled by Jennifer Newstead, whose career has spanned both law firm stints and government duties. She was the first woman to head the […]

Chantelle Zemba

Deliveroo names new GC following exits

Deliveroo’s head of corporate and compliance Chantelle Zemba has been named as the company’s new legal head following the exit of its chief legal officer Rob Miller. A former Norton Rose Fulbright senior associate, Zemba first joined Deliveroo in 2016 as part of a five-month secondment, later climbing the ladder through the specialist employment team […]

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Tech report 2019: Two-thirds of IT bosses excluded from law’s boardrooms

IT and technology professionals are still widely excluded from firms’ management boards, as highlighted in The Lawyer’s Technology report 2019. The report, released today, depicts the current state of technology across law firms, providing insights into how far it has been embedded into formal structures and reflected in budget and investments. When it comes to […]

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher reveals largest-ever promotions round

Fieldfisher has announced its largest promotions round since 2017, with 14 lawyers made up, 50 per cent of whom are women. The lawyers were made partners across the firm’s offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brussels, Munich and Silicon Valley. The promotion round saw six new partners in London. Amy Reynolds, who joined from Ashurst in 2011, […]

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