New managing partner for Foot Anstey as Westwell ends 14-year reign

Foot Anstey managing partner John Westwell is to step down from the role after 14 years in change, with the firm’s head of real estate set to replace him. Southampton-based Martin Hirst, who joined the firm from Blake Morgan in 2016, will become managing partner on 30 April 2022. Westwell will stay on as a partner […]

Law Firm of the Year: the shortlist

Seven firms have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, which takes place next month. The winners of all categories will be announced in our virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday 2 November. To register your interest in the awards, please click here. A mixture of global outfits and regional players […]

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In court this week: pubs, pension funds and soybeans

A mammoth Covid-lawsuit brought by the UK’s largest pub group against three insurers has its first court hearing this week. The long-awaited case management conference on Friday will bring together Stonegate Pub Company and insurers MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual and Zurich to decide timetabling and other procedural matters, The Lawyer understands. Stonegate – which owns […]