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O-Shaped Lawyer scores first partnership with law firm

O-Shaped, the initiative founded by former Network Rail GC Dan Kayne, has partnered with its first law firm as it attempts to change the legal sector. Browne Jacobson says it will embed O Shaped’s purpose and vision into its own culture, including the Five Os Mindset and the 12 ‘O Shaped Attributes’. The firm will […]

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Kirkland makes double funds hire

Kirkland has added two associates as partners from Fried Frank Shriver & Jacobson and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in its City funds practice. Charles Cooper-Isow is a private equity associate, having been at Fried Frank since 2016. Qualifying in the same year in England and Wales, Cooper-Isow has six years’ post-qualification experience (PQE). He joins […]


White & Case finance partner exits for Shearman

Shearman & Sterling is boosting its leveraged finance practice with a White & Case hire, its fourth new partner joiner of 2022. Shameer Shah makes the move, having spent almost nine years at White & Case. His main practice focuses on acquisition finance and special situations across private credit, investment banks and other financial institutions. […]

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BCLP loses derivatives partner to Reed Smith

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is losing one of its derivatives specialists to Reed Smith, The Lawyer can reveal. Tariq Zafar Rasheed is set to join Reed Smith’s financial industry group, with a particular emphasis on derivatives, derivatives clearing, prime brokerage arrangements and structured products. The Lawyer understands a group of associates will also be joining. Rasheed moves […]


Morgan Lewis loses partner to Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings has hired its latest London partner from Morgan Lewis & Bockius, expanding its private equity team. Tom Cartwright joins the ranks of the firm in London after more than eight years at Morgan Lewis. Cartwright initially joined Morgan Lewis after he was poached from Taylor Wessing in 2014, with the remit of launching […]


Clifford Chance partner joins Proskauer’s London office

Proskauer Rose has recruited a partner from Clifford Chance to its restructuring and bankruptcy group. Adrian Cohen joins the US firm after 32 years at the magic circle outfit. He left the partnership last month having been promoted in 1998. During his career, Cohen has picked up a swathe of high-profile mandates for the likes […]

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Networking: don’t forget to follow up!

When networking, it’s easy to focus on the event itself and forget that one of the most important parts of the process is the follow-up. Networking, and relationship building, aren’t a one and done – they’re a process. And that process takes careful tending.

Breaking the Bias: part 2

In celebration of International Women’s Day and this year’s theme of #BreakTheBias, our national GROW network for female-identifying professionals is putting the spotlight on some of Gowling’s key clients through a powerful month-long video series.

Working in Thames Valley

Niamh Jones is a future trainee solicitor and current paralegal in Shoosmiths’ Banking and Finance Team, based in Thames Valley. Here she shares her insight into life working for a national law firm in Reading and why it is the perfect location for Shoosmiths’ famous work-life balance!

Top three apps every law student should have

Gillian Todd is a current trainee in Shoosmiths’ Edinburgh office. She has set out three apps that every law student can use to improve productivity, focus and wellbeing.

Why awareness of culture is so important for leaders and lawyers

This is the last in a series of articles in conversation with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid Van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they discuss why awareness of culture is an essential part of development for leaders.

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Presentation skills for lawyers: What does your client really do?

Hands up if you know what your client does? Yes it may sound like an obvious question. Of course you know what your client does. You’ve got an inbox full of correspondence and work briefs to attest to the fact. You’ve been working with them for X amount of years and you’ve always got along […]

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