english courts

High Court clears City boutique of contempt

Keidan Harrison is no longer facing the threat of a contempt of court charge, with the High Court recently awarding the City boutique a favourable costs judgment. A ruling from Mr Justice Zacaroli confirmed that Keidan Harrison had not breached a worldwide freezing order, adding that the firm succeeded in a “case that gave rise […]


Freshfields sets start date for new flexible working policy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has started to allow its entire London headcount into the office, as it sets a date for the kick-off of its UK flexible working policy. The magic circle firm will allow each employee to access the premises should they wish. However, there will still be the option to work from home for […]

Pinsents breaks £500m barrier with narrow turnover rise

Pinsent Masons’ revenue snuck up by just under two per cent during the last year, rising from £495.5m to £503.3m. This coincided with a significant uplift in the firm’s average profit per equity partner, which shot up 16 per cent from £546,000 to £636,000. Managing partner John Cleland told The Lawyer that the results were […]

AI technology

Just Eat GC joins cybersecurity unicorn Darktrace

Just Eat’s former general counsel has resurfaced at British cybersecurity company Darktrace as its new GC, ahead of the latter’s anticipated flotation. James Sporle joins Darktrace as GC and company secretary, nearly two years after overseeing Just Eat’s £6.2bn merger with Takeaway.com. He left Just Eat alongside deputy GC Isabelle Meyer earlier in the year, […]