Lucy Harley-McKeown

Lucy is a reporter at The Lawyer with a focus on US firms in London.


Ince’s London head to step down in favour of Gordon Dadds’ Biles

Ince & Co’s London head is to leave the firm after the completion of its merger with Gordon Dadds, just over a year after he was appointed to the leadership role. Formerly Ince’s director of HR, Andrew Jameson will leave the firm following its tie-up with AIM-listed Gordon Dadds. It is understood that the newly-merged […]

Lloyds Banks index

Lloyds Bank gears up for New Year panel review

Eight firms will be expected to fight for their places on Lloyds Bank’s UK panel in the New Year, with the bank poised to review its list of legal advisers. The firms currently on the core panel are CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, as well as Addleshaw Goddard, Hogan Lovells, and magic […]

Stethoscope, doctor, health

HCA Hospitals legal team set for shake-up as leader departs after 30 years

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)’s longstanding UK legal head is to stand down at the end of the year. Jasy Loyal is executive director and vice president of legal at the Nashville-headquartered healthcare company. Loyal’s time at HCA has spanned more than 30 years, during which time she oversaw one of the largest buyouts and […]

Royal Mail loses legal chief to FTSE 100 rival

Royal Mail’s general counsel has resigned from her position and will take the top legal spot at EasyJet in mid-2019. Maaike de Bie will replace EasyJet’s interim GC Daud Khan, who was seconded over from Clifford Chance where he is a junior corporate partner. Khan has been holding the fort at EasyJet since it was revealed […]


White & Case’s City rampage continues with finance hire

White & Case has continued its hiring spree in the City, this time calling in Taylor Wessing’s financial services regulatory head Jonathan Rogers. This is the first US firm Rogers has worked at, having spent 10 years at Taylor Wessing, and seven years as an associate at Hogan Lovells before that. His practice specialises in […]

London Stock Exchange

Pinsents and Addleshaws score roles on investment platform IPO

Pinsent Masons is shepherding investment platform AJ Bell on its planned flotation on the London Stock Exchange, despite ongoing uncertainty in the IPO market. Partner Julian Stanier and senior associate Alasdair Weir are leading the Pinsent Masons’ corporate team; Stanier joined the firm in 2017 from legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner prior to its US merger […]


Magic circle duo win places on Unilever’s eight-strong panel

Eight firms, including a magic circle duo and US powerhouse Cravath Swaine & Moore, have been appointed to Unilever’s legal panel after a drawn-out review process. City heavyweights Linklaters and Clifford Chance made the cut, alongside the likes of Baker McKenzie, Mayer Brown, DLA Piper and CMS, Cravath and Dutch independent firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. The […]

BT reels in new litigation head from TLT

BT has ushered in a new director of legal for litigation, hiring investigations partner Michael Isaacs from Bristol-headquartered firm TLT. Isaacs’ career has spanned a range of different roles, both in-house and in law firms. Before his 11-month stint at TLT, he was head of banking and finance litigation at Pinsent Masons from 2013 to […]

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weil makes up for last year’s London omission with three City promotions

After promoting no-one in London last year, Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced its highest number of City promotions in three years. The US firm has made up three new partners in London out of a total of 11 globally. James Bromley will be a partner in the private funds practice, while Alexander Martin will join the […]


A&O and Shearman lead in Boston Scientific’s £3bn takeover of UK plc

A host of notable names in the City have been drafted in to advise on the latest bumper deal in the pharmaceutical market, as Boston Scientific has tendered a £3.3bn offer to take over UK drugs company BTG. White & Case, Allen & Overy, Shearman & Sterling, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Travers Smith […]


Squires former City chief parts ways with firm after leadership reshuffle

Squire Patton Boggs‘ former London managing partner is to leave the firm, months after it was revealed that the firm’s global head would be relocating from the US to the City. Litigator Robert Weekes stepped down from his leadership role in April, as Squires’ global managing partner Stephen Mahon relocated to London to take over. […]

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