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Bristows poaches Finers partner

Bristows has poached dispute resolution partner Mark Brown from Finers Stephens Innocent in an effort to expand its commercial litigation team. Bristows joint managing partner Paul Walsh said Brown would complement the other lawyers on the commercial litigation team and his work on financial disputes would be particularly valuable. “There’s quite a big financial aspect […]

Camerons sources immigration talent

CMS Cameron McKenna’s new head of immigration is to be followed to the firm by her former team from Reed Smith. Caron Pope, Reed Smith’s former UK head of immigration, is taking her associate Deirdre Murphy and two paralegals with her to Camerons. The departures mean that Reed Smith is left with just one London […]


City firms show caution over rushing into liberalised Indian market…

UK firms are firming up their plans for entering the Indian market after Indian law minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj’s announcement that the country’s legal market is to open. As first revealed on www.the (25 September), Bhardwaj said India will allow foreign firms to establish offices offering only foreign law capabilities, although a timetable for […]

LUL reshuffles for contract review

London Underground Limited (LUL) has promoted head of legal Sarah Atkins to director of reviews in preparation for its PPP contract review, which is slated for 2010. Atkins will lead the review, which the company undertakes every six or seven years to examine all PPP contracts and to identify what LUL should be procuring and […]


All change at White & Case

Decisions, decisions. After what seemed like an eternity, White & Case’s newleadership team, led by go-get-‘em chairman Hugh Verrier, finally startedwork on Monday (1 October). Decisions, decisions. After what seemed like an eternity, White & Case’s new leadership team, led by go-get-‘em chairman Hugh Verrier, finally started work on Monday (1 October). And, oh boy, […]

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