Katy Dowell

Katy worked for The Lawyer between October 2007 and January 2017. She initially covered litigation and the Bar before becoming news editor in 2014.


CMS’s litigation blockage

The decision by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to move into Olswang’s former City offices in 2017 could prove symbolically important for its hiring strategy if CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang fails to unblock its disputes promotions pipeline soon. In the three years since CMS came together with Olswang and Nabarro, just eight of the […]

The New Law evolution is slow and oblique

The DWF float and the Mishcon IPO speculation have not, after all, heralded a rush to market, but perhaps we have all been looking in the wrong place. The most active sector in the claimant personal injury market could provide a roadmap for investors wanting to get into the profession. Acquisitive entities have made the […]


Dechert and the SFO back in the headlines

All eyes are on what the Serious Fraud Office will do next after it appeared to have pulled off a major coup in signing a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Airbus. The aerospace giant has agreed to pay fines totalling £3.05bn to authorities in the US, France and UK over allegations it used external consultants […]

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Top 20 cases 2015: the results of a year in court

The New Year brings with it the annual publication of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases. This eagerly-awaited feature outlines which disputes are likely to dominate the courts in the forthcoming year. Of the Top 20 Cases for 2015, judgments have been delivered in six and a half (including a partial settlement); four and half have […]


John Lewis Partnership cuts panel to four following review

High street retail giant John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has handed panel places to Burges Salmon, Dentons and Eversheds and named Slaughter and May as its main corporate adviser following a roster review. The panel review was led by JLP general counsel Keith Hubber, who joined the company in January from BG Group after the exit […]


In-house interview: Keith Hubber, John Lewis Partnership

In line with the ‘never knowingly undersold’ slogan, John Lewis Partnership’s GC Keith Hubber needs to know how to add value to the business. Stepping into the top legal role at one of the high street’s best known brands is no mean feat. For John Lewis Partnership (JLP) general counsel Keith Hubber there was the […]


In-house interview: Martin Bowen, Dyson

Innovation is the name of the game at Dyson, and that goes for GC Martin Bowen’s legal set-up too. British technology firm Dyson is a household brand in the UK. For many, it epitomises innovation and creativity, traits that seep into the running of the in-house legal team led by general counsel Martin Bowen. When […]


Clydes prepares root and branch review of diversity programme

Clyde & Co is preparing to overhaul its diversity and inclusion (D&I) programme in an effort to improve gender and social representation in its partnership. Global HR director Pauline Caldwell was promoted to the senior position in August having previously been UK HR director. She is currently conducting a root and branch review of the […]

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