Tech & Innovation

PwC appoints new UK head of legal

PwC legal head Ed Stacey is to stand down from his role, handing over the reins to partner Teresa Owusu-Adjei. As UK head of legal, Owusu-Adjei will lead 400 lawyers and other legal professionals. She has been with the accountancy firm since 1995, and a financial services partner since 2008 Stacey was appointed head of […]

Fleet Street

Shoosmiths’ first-ever COO departs after one year

Shoosmiths‘ chief operating officer and board member is to leave the business after little more than a year in the newly-created position. Ben Bennett was hired in late 2019 as the firm’s first COO. Reporting to chief executive officer Simon Boss, he came in to support strategic growth and drive operational improvements. As part of […]

Chinwe Odimba-Chapman

Clifford Chance hires new chief people officer from Goldman Sachs

Clifford Chance has recruited a new chief people officer, while also appointing a global partner for talent from its City employment team. Grant Eldred joins as chief people officer, having worked as global head of HR transformation at Goldman Sachs. He starts at Clifford Chance in April, with the remit of implementing a new strategy and […]

A&O hires new CMO from magic circle rival

Allen & Overy has hired its new global chief marketing and communications officer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Lucy Murphy joins the firm in July after over a decade at Freshfields. At A&O, she replaces Richard Grove, who is retiring from the firm after nearly 14 years. The new role means Murphy will have now held […]

DACB seeks to cut time with new onboarding process

DAC Beachcroft is cutting down the time it takes to onboard new clients with a revamped system, as the firm prepares for a more digital environment after the pandemic crisis. The firm is embarking on a pilot to automate the identification and verification steps included in its client acceptance process with the help of a […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters introduces EA role after secretarial review

Slaughter and May has concluded an extensive review of its secretarial function, part of an effort to broaden its scope and shift to new ways of working. The review officially started at the beginning of 2019, but the arrival of the pandemic in 2020 hampered its progress. The changes came into effect early this year. […]

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