Joanne Harris

Jo worked for The Lawyer from May 2004 to December 2006, and from November 2010 to July 2016, initially as a reporter focusing on litigation and the Bar, then as Europe editor and finally news editor.

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Hot 100 alumni: Karena Vleck, RFU

The past six months have been busy ones for Rugby Football Union (RFU) general counsel Karena Vleck. As host union for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2015, the RFU has been working closely with World Rugby and organising committee England 2015 to put on what was widely acclaimed as the best tournament to date. That […]

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Top 10 stories: 27 November – 3 December 2015

Our unprecedented examination of business services staff ratios was the most-read story on TheLawyer.com this week, as we revealed that DLA Piper employs more support staff than any other UK 200 firm. The news that DLA is the biggest employer of business services staff came coupled with an analysis of what the optimum ratio for […]

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SFO bribery head: deferred prosecution agreements “not the answer to everything”

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) joint head of bribery and corruption, Ben Morgan, issued a warning to lawyers yesterday (1 December) that the body will continue to prosecute companies for wrongdoing despite a successful first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). The SFO agreed the DPA, the first of its kind in the UK, with Herbert Smith […]

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Latin America next stop as Dentons announces latest mergers

Dentons has announced plans for its sixth and seventh mergers of 2015, expanding into Latin America through tie-ups with Colombia’s Cárdenas & Cárdenas and Mexico’s López Velarde Heftye y Soria (LVHS). The mergers are subject to partner votes at all three firms, but are expected to be confirmed by mid-December. The acquisitions would see Dentons […]

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Top 10 stories: 20-26 November 2015

It was merger mania on TheLawyer.com this week, with news of three imminent tie-ups between major UK firms. Top of the list was our exclusive story revealing that Addleshaw Goddard is understood to have signed a merger agreement with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, although the deal is yet to go to a partner […]

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