Rachel Moloney

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

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The Lawyer’s UK 200 2022 – coming soon

This year’s UK200 report launches on Thursday 29 September at noon! Watch this teaser from director of insight Matt Byrne to get a peek at some of the key themes of the 2022 report. Check out The Lawyer‘s UK Legal Signal channel for more information. Matt Byrne Q&A from The Lawyer on Vimeo.  

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Latham and Linklaters lead on Biffa’s £1.3bn sale

Private equity bidder Energy Capital Partners has swooped in to acquire London-listed Biffa in a deal valued at £1.3bn. Latham & Watkins advised the PE house, which focuses on acquiring assets in the energy transition space and spans electrification, decarbonisation and renewables. Latham’s team was led by London corporate partners David Walker and Douglas Abernethy, […]

Female laterals are no longer rare – ask Freshfields

Amid a swathe of lateral hires in April, The Lawyer observed how a certain magic circle firm had stayed out of the party. Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters had all dipped their toes in the City partner recruitment market more than once over 2021/22, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer had been absent from the […]


Davis Polk leads as Made.com explores sale

Davis Polk & Wardwell, which guided Made.com on its London listing last year, is now advising the furniture retailer as it undertakes a strategic review of the business. The US firm’s London office was brought in to work with Made.com in May 2021, with partner Will Pearce leading on the float. The Lawyer understands that […]

Fried Frank, Bishopsgate

Fried Frank rebuilds PE team with Travers hire

Another partner from Travers Smith’s private equity ranks is to move to a US firm, this time heading for Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. James Renahan has spent his whole career at Travers, joining as a trainee in 2000. He also spent a year on secondment at Equistone, formerly Barclays Private Equity, becoming a […]

41 Lothbury Atrium, Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaws to move its City HQ in 2024

Addleshaw Goddard is the latest firm to finalise a real estate hunt in the City, landing on new space near the Bank of England. The firm will move from Milton Gate in 2024 to 41 Lothbury, which is the former premises of firms such as Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Baker Botts. Both […]


Ince to remove £2.9m from balance sheet in asset sale

The Ince Group is to sell off one of its businesses, in a move that will remove a £2.9m payment from the listed firm’s balance sheet. The business being sold is CW Energy, a tax consultancy to the UK oil and gas industry. It was bought by Ince in 2017. Now it is to be […]

Cost of living

Cost of living: UK firms are now giving one-off payments to lower earners  

A search on The Lawyer’s jobs site reveals the wide pay disparity within the legal sector. Away from the headline-grabbing £100,000 NQ figures, there are business services positions listed from £18,000 and solicitor roles in the regions from £45,000. As highlighted by the Criminal Bar’s ongoing action, there are significant sections within the industry working […]


Slaughters and Kirkland lead as Cineworld files for bankruptcy protection

Slaughter and May, a longstanding adviser to Cineworld, is supporting the cinema chain as it proceeds with a Chapter 11 filing in the US. The team at Slaughters is being led by the head of its restructuring and insolvency group Ian Johnson, while Claire Cooke is on hand in the finance team and David Johnson […]