Rachel Moloney

Rachel is news editor of The Lawyer and primarily covers corporate and the City

Mark Amsden

Former Addleshaws partner takes top legal job at Royal Mail

Royal Mail has replaced its former general counsel Maaike de Bie, who left for EasyJet last year, with an in-house veteran from supermarket chain Morrisons. Mark Amsden, who was formerly Morrisons’ general counsel between 2013 and 2017, joined Royal Mail this month as its legal head and chief risk and governance officer. After departing Morrisons […]

birmingham

Penningtons enters Birmingham with Pinsents hire

Penningtons Manches, which last year made it into the top 50 law firms of The Lawyer UK 200, is to set up shop in Birmingham, joining the likes of Squire Patton Boggs, Gowling WLG and Fieldfisher. The firm’s new Birmingham office will be led by real estate partner Joel Kordan, who leaves Pinsent Masons’ partnership […]

Women in management

Shearman reveals gender pay gap despite dropping below employee threshold

Shearman & Sterling has volunteered its gender pay gap results for 2018/19, after falling just below the 250-employee threshold for this year’s round of reporting. The US firm was obliged to report in 2017/18 because its London office housed over 250 employees, but the numbers dipped over the past year meaning it did not have […]

Eversheds Sutherland favours UK regions in 27-strong promotions round

Eversheds Sutherland has made up lawyers to partner for the first time in Baghdad, Belfast, Durban and Luxembourg, as the firm reveals a 27-strong band of promotions. This is the firm’s third group of new partners since its transatlantic merger in 2016 with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, with the promotions applying to lawyers across Europe […]

business people

Gender pay gap 2018/19: Which firms submitted partner data?

A total of 74 law firms volunteered their gender pay gap data for partners, which are ranked here by the median. For mandatory data, click here. Note: Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons, Royds Withy King and Fragomen combined partner information with employee data, but did not separate the two. Forsters submitted its mean partner gender pay […]

money finance

Gender pay gap 2018/19: How does your firm do?

A total of 117 law firms (Ashurst and Allen & Overy submitted twice to include their support centres) submitted their gender pay gap data to the UK Government for the year ending April 2018. Here are the full results in alphabetical order. These are the mandatory figures that were submitted and do not include partner […]

Macfarlanes

Ropes restructuring partner resurfaces at Macfarlanes

Ropes & Gray restructuring partner Peter Baldwin has resurfaced with a new role at Macfarlanes, in what is the City stalwart’s third lateral hire this year. Baldwin left Ropes last year and will join Macfarlanes at the start of June, where he will focus on special situations and distressed transactions. He worked in Ropes from […]

Anya Hindmarch

A&O wins role on Anya Hindmarch sale

Allen & Overy has been advising luxury handbags brand Anya Hindmarch on its sale to Iranian-born businessman Javad Marandi. The magic circle firm’s deal team was led by corporate partner Simon Toms, along with associate Sam Brooks. Both are based in London. The transaction sees Anya Hindmarch part ways with Mayhoola Investments, its Qatari investor. […]

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