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Simmons chief job in doubt

Simmons & Simmons has brought forward the next election for its chief executive, amid growing speculation about the future of current post-holder, Alan Morris. Morris told The Lawyer that the firm had decided to go back to holding the election for the three-year post at the end of the financial year in April, rather than […]

Law Society laundering reaction does not wash

The Lawyer’s revelation that six leading City firms are under investigation by the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) caused a predictable stir in the national press. It also caused consternation among senior partners at many firms, who immediately sought reassurances internally that their firms were not one of the dirty half dozen. But the ridiculous […]

OSS accused of condoning legal racism

Liverpool solicitor Jenny Lindsay has accused the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) of condoning racism by failing to take action against her old firm, Ironsides Ray & Viles. Lindsay won an industrial tribunal case against Leicestershire firm Ironsides Ray in 1994, when it refused her funding to help her study for her Law […]


Nicholas Tott of Herbert Smith acted for Bromley Hospital NHS Trust on its #150m deal to build a new general hospital in Farnborough

Uria & Menendez looks to build Franco-German link in Brussels

Leading Spanish firm Uria & Menendez is negotiating with the Brussels offices of French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and Austro-German firm Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Laber to combine their EU law practices in the city. Rodrigo Uria, senior partner, said initial soundings from Gide and Bruckhaus Westrick were positive although the new arrangement would not involve […]

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