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Two firms unveil enhanced parental leave policies

Boodle Hatfield and Jenner & Block are the latest firms to have introduced new parental leave policies for their UK staff.  The firms have updated former policies that provided new fathers with the standard two weeks’ paid leave while new mothers received 22 weeks’ paid leave at Jenner & Block and 15 weeks at Boodles. […]

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Another hire for A&O: IP partner joins firm

Allen & Overy is once again boosting its ranks before its merger with Shearman & Sterling, hiring a new partner to its IP team from Bristows. Gemma Barrett is joining A&O after 17 years at Bristows, where she made partner at the end of 2017. Barrett handles cross-border patent litigation matters within Europe, India and […]

Private equity giant EQT gears up for panel review

Private equity giant EQT is set to review its roster of external advisers this year in M&A, with changes expected in how the panel is structured. Swedish-headquartered EQT has a three-year long panel that comes to an end in mid-2024. The Lawyer has learnt that EQT is lining up to renegotiate its roster, with plans to reduce […]

DLA Piper elects new managing partner

Corporate partner Charles Severs has been elected DLA Piper’s next managing partner. Severs joined the firm in 2003 from Herbert Smith Freehills and has since taken on positions including head of corporate and managing director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. His appointment will be effective on 1 January 2025. Severs will take over […]

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PCB Byrne to pay for judge’s Dubai flight in Guriev case

Litigation boutique PCB Byrne will pay for Mr Justice Pelling KC’s flights to Dubai and his accommodation for a week to hear witness statements in the £1bn battle brought by Russian political exile Alexander Gorbachev against former Russian senator Andrey Guriev. According to the latest judgment in the case, a joint application was made by […]

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How Europe’s elite firms are using London

This report includes: an analysis of 35 firms that featured in our annual European 100 with a London office the growing optimism and opportunities for these firms in London’s future insight into the secondment strategies of European law firms

The legal markets in Oxford and Cambridge

This report contains:  an exploration of Oxford and Cambridge’s growing prominence as legal centres  Firm profiles encompassing partner details, recent matters, strategy, alongside other key data points.  

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