Simmons & Simmons is the latest firm to increase its stock in Bristol by taking on 27,000 sqft of space in a new office.
The firm has agreed to sign a 12-year lease for two floors in the city’s Finzels Reach development from January 2019, after outgrowing the 16,000 sqft of office space it holds at Linear Park, which is less than a mile away.
With a new three-year strategy in the offing and several recently launched projects still bedding in, 2015 has the potential to set a new benchmark at Simmons & Simmons. Managing partner Jeremy Hoyland is starting the year on a positive note after the firm’s half-year results in November revealed an 8 per cent boost in […]
Simmons & Simmons has re-elected managing partner Jeremy Hoyland for a second four-year term that will commence on 1 May 2015. The vote took place last week at a partner conference in Madrid. Hoyland joined Simmons in 1989 as a trainee and qualified into the London banking and capital markets department in 1991. He became […]
Nearly a year since it hired Freshfields’ David Higgins to bolster its corporate offering in London, Kirkland & Ellis is to bring in two magic circle partners to spearhead its move into the Paris market. Kirkland is to make its long-awaited entry into France through the hire of Linklaters corporate partners Vincent Ponsonnaille and Laurent Victor-Michel, The Lawyer […]
Firms outside of the giants in the Top 100 are widely believed to have a better work-life balance than their larger cousins, but is there any data to support that assertion? Thanks to this year’s UK 200: The Independents, now there is. This year we asked firms submitting to the UK 200 report to provide […]
Digital bank Monzo has brought in a new senior interim head of legal as it ramps up recruitment efforts to fill the role permanently. Andrew Macklin, a former Latham & Watkins corporate lawyer in London, was brought in over the summer after leaving the US firm last year. Macklin was a partner at Latham for […]
News Group Newspapers (NGN) has settled the latest of its phone-hacking cases on its first day in court, reinforcing the company’s preference to settle the claims throughout this high-profile litigation. The decision to settle brings one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018 closer to a climax. Settlement fees for the dispute were thought to have been […]
EY head of law for UK&I Philip Goodstone talks to The Lawyer about the biggest AI myths in the legal sector and the gap between client expectations and what AI can actually deliver, ahead of his panel session at this year’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner in association with EY. What are the biggest myths associated with AI […]
DLA Piper and Addleshaw Goddard have stepped in to rescue ailing retail giant American Golf from administration as it is purchased by private equity investor Endless. With its head office in Warrington, American Golf’s buyout was handled entirely in the firms’ regional bases. DLA Piper’s corporate restructuring partner Richard Obank and corporate insolvency partner Colin […]