Barrister of the week: Fountain Court’s disciplinary supremo

Marianne Butler’s representation of Liz Ellen before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was an ideal case for the Fountain Court junior. With a practice built around professional discipline and investigations, in disputes often involving lawyers on the defence side, Butler’s involvement was almost inevitable. “I like the feeling of solidarity with the respondent and putting their cases […]

The five biggest moves at the Bar in October

Lateral moves slowed down at the Bar in October, with many sets instead announcing the recruitment of tenants fresh from their completed pupillage. Those on the move, however, included baby and senior juniors, an associate tenant and a former High Court judge. Here are the five biggest moves at the Bar in October. Daniel Benedyk, […]

Barrister of the week: The Brick Court silk who stood up to Facebook

Golf clubs, antidepressants, the Sky/Fox merger – Brick Court’s Marie Demetriou QC has seen it all when it comes to competition disputes. Her latest fight against Facebook over its contentious $400m merger with GIPHY, however, presented a fresh challenge. Acting for the Competition and Markets Authority, Demetriou battled the Big Tech giant over derogations it […]

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Slaughters sets out WFH rules for staff and new joiners

Slaughter and May has finalised its approach to flexible working for the long term, with the majority of its staff expected to be in the office 60 per cent of the time. The firm said that people in London and Brussels will be expected to work remotely 40 per cent of their hours, a similar […]