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Quote of the week

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps…” – Denton Wilde Sapte making use of Winston Churchill’s words to proclaim its merger that took effect this week.

Perrin’s View

I just heard the saddest story from one of my partners. In a coffee shop in Fleet Street, he noticed an exhausted young male lawyer who looked about three years qualified, drinking coffee with his knackered-looking young female trainee. Two large boxes of documents bearing the name of one of the City’s top five firms […]

Ward Hadaway names latest merger partner

Newcastle firm Ward Hadaway is merging with Gateshead practice Keenlyside & Forster, only weeks after the collapse of its talks with Watson Burton. The newly created 38-partner firm will retain the name Ward Hadaway. Keenlyside & Forster staff will move to the firm’s premises in Newcastle and South Shields. Earlier this month talks between Ward […]

Part merger lifts Russell Cooke Potter

Russell-Cooke Potter & Chapman has merged with part of the smaller firm Evill and Coleman to build up its commercial property department. Russell-Cooke’s commercial property department has been joined by Evill and Coleman’s senior partner Jim Fairclough, partner Arnold Isaacson and its experienced property team. The merger will also enhance Russell-Cooke’s employment, litigation and private […]

Linklaters appoints first non-UK managing partner

Linklaters & Alliance has appointed its first managing partner outside the UK in a move that paves the way for a restructure of its global operations pre-merger. The firm has appointed finance partner Andrew Roberts as its first managing partner for Asia. He will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for the the […]

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