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Presentation skills for lawyers: the art of timing

Happy new year.  Finally we have reached a decade that we can confidently abbreviate after the awkwardness of the 2000s/noughties and the tens/teens. For that reason alone there is cheer to be arriving at 2020. It’s all about a question of timing… so it is apt that timing is the topic for this first article […]

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Cycle of danger: legal risks of negligence on a pushbike

In a recent case the claimant, Gemma Brushett, was awarded damages of £4,161 plus costs for injuries suffered by her as a pedestrian in a collision with the defendant cyclist, Robert Hazeldean, despite the fact that at the time of the collision the claimant was not paying attention to the road but was apparently looking […]

Presentation skills

Is perfectionism dulling down your presentation?

Are you one of the many currently reacquainting yourself with the hit 1990s TV show Friends? Netflix spent a reported $80m dollars to ensure it kept the sitcom on its streaming service in 2019 and for good reason. Its popularity continues to boom! The enduring success of Friends has much to do with the clearly […]

Presentation skills for lawyers: Time to tear up the script?

The opposite of spontaneity is rigidity. It’s how most of us live our lives – through a combination of rationality, hard work and a devotion to format. There is nothing wrong with rigidity in terms of getting the job done, but it is hardly a formula to get to get you noticed. If you are […]

The art of presentation: Make sure your audience understands you

When did you first hear the word ‘prorogue’? While the occasion may not be up there alongside the likes of other great life events (JFK, Watergate, the Spice Girls splitting), if you are not familiar with the distinctly quirky terminology of the UK Parliament you may well have checked its meaning online only to find […]

BCLP loses another private client partner

Farrer & Co has boosted its private wealth offering with a hire from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). Partner Georgina James joins Farrer & Co’s private wealth team after nearly 11 years at BCLP. She advises international families, trustees and family offices on cross-border taxation and estate planning issues. In particular, she has worked with […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

RPC hires DWF quartet to bolster restructuring group

RPC has hired a four-lawyer restructuring team to boost its restructuring and insolvency practice in the City. Finella Fogarty, the former head of business restructuring at DWF, will join RPC to lead the practice at her new firm. She brings with her three new joiners; counsel William Beck, senior associate Danielle Bennett and associate James […]

Hong Kong

Clifford Chance duo exit for Gibson Dunn in Hong Kong

Clifford Chance’s veteran Hong Kong litigation partner Brian Gilchrist has resigned from the magic circle firm and will join Gibson Dunn, as global firms focus on building up litigation practices in Hong Kong. Gilchrist will be joined by fellow litigation partner Elaine Chen as Gibson Dunn’s first major litigation hires in Hong Kong. They will […]

O’Melveny funds veteran resurfaces at HSF

One of O’Melveny & Myers’ last remaining London funds lawyers has emerged at Herbert Smith Freehills, continuing an exodus that began last year. Private equity veteran Jonathan Blake has joined Herbert Smith Freehills as head of its international private funds strategy. Blake’s departure leaves the US firm’s Paternoster Square office with just four remaining partners. […]

Linklaters

Linklaters recruits from White & Case to boost banking team

Linklaters has hired a new partner from White & Case to boost its London banking practice. The magic circle firm has brought in Colin Chang, who has been a partner in the capital markets practice of the US firm for more than a decade. Having first joined in 2008, he was based until now in White […]

Linklaters’ head of real estate disputes moves to Addleshaws

Linklaters has lost another member of its real estate group, this time to Addleshaw Goddard. The former head of Linklaters’ real estate disputes practice, counsel Frances Richardson, has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a partner. She has been at the magic circle firm her whole legal carer, from 2004, and was made head of real estate […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

CRS partner takes new role after Macfarlanes move fell through

The Charles Russell Speechlys partner, whose move to Macfarlanes last year fell through, has resurfaced at Keystone Law. Ian Cooke, who until March 2019 had headed Charles Russell Speechlys’ private wealth and property practice, has joined Keystone Law after twenty years at the UK firm. Cooke made headlines in February when Macfarlanes announced his hire; […]

Midlands

Hogan Lovells loses another senior partner as Birmingham chief departs

The head of Hogan Lovells’ Birmingham office Michael Gallimore has become the latest senior partner to leave the firm, prompting a change in leadership for the firm’s Midlands outpost. Gallimore has joined boutique planning firm Town Legal after over 30 years at Hogan Lovells. Having made partner in 1988, he was made head of planning […]

Leeds Town Hall

Eversheds keeps up lateral hiring momentum with construction recruit

Eversheds Sutherland has brought in another new partner, as it aims for its construction practice to reach £25m in revenue next year. Partner Sarah Maylor has joined Eversheds’ Leeds office from Kennedys, where she headed the commercial construction practice. Maylor was at Kennedys for nearly ten years and worked out of its Sheffield, Manchester and […]

Ashurst takes on Hogan Lovells’ planning head

Hogan Lovells has lost another senior partner, this time to Ashurst. Claire Dutch, former head of Hogan Lovells’ planning group has moved across to Ashurst. Dutch had been at Hogan Lovells for 20 years and made partner in 2007. She focuses on all aspects of planning law, highways law, heritage law and compulsory purchase orders, […]

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