12 May 2008

Kent ‘in-house private practice’ smashes £1m

Kent County Council’s ‘in-house private practice’ legal team, KCC Legal, accounted for more than £1m of external income in 2007-08, the highest figure it has ever recorded. KCC Legal was launched in 1998 to offer legal services to other clients in addition to Kent County Council in order to generate income for the county. The […]

Skadden appoints new top dog

Skadden appoints new top dog” />Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom announced today (Friday 16 May) that M&A partner Eric Friedman is to succeed Bob Sheehan as the firm’s executive partner. Friedman will take over from Sheehan, Skadden’s executive partner since 1994, next spring. In a statement, Sheehan said Freidman was “the perfect choice” to […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf gifts amputee an Olympic chance

Dewey & LeBoeuf client and Olympic hopeful, sprinter Oscar Pistorius has won his appeal against a decision banning him from competing with able-bodied athletes. The sensational landmark decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne opens the door to double amputee Pistorius competing at this year’s Olympics in Beijing. A team of […]


Kiss from a Rose

Kiss from a Rose
Champagne corks were popped among partners at Norton Rose this week, as the firm announced a stunning 27 per cent rise in turnover during the last financial year.

Dorsey & Whitney set for Australian launch

Minneapolis-based US firm Dorsey & Whitney is planning to launch an office in Sydney as its base for the Asian market. London-based capital markets partner John Chrisman, who joined Dorsey from Coudert Brothers in 2005, will lead the team. Chrisman commented: “Dorsey & Whitney is in the planning stages and looking at the possibility of […]

Buy one, get one free

It was two for the price of one last night (Wednesday 15 May) as Ashurst New York heads past and present descended on the Meatpacking District’s version of Soho House. Current head Duncan Stiles was joined by the man he succeeded earlier this year, Giles Boothman. In between bouts of The Lawyer versus Ashurst, Table […]

DWF turnover up nearly 11 per cent

Northwest firm DWF has reported a 10.6 per cent rise in turnover, hitting £55.3m this year for 2007-08 after £50m the year before. As well as growing turnover, the firm has also grown its lawyer numbers in 2007-08 via an aggressive hiring spree, which included litigation partner Joel Heap and banking lawyer Graham Hall from […]

Orrick beefs up New York litigation with Heller Ehrman hire

Orrick Herrington & Suttcliffe has bolstered its litigation practice with the hire of a partner from the New York office of Heller Ehrman. Richard Martin, who was formerly managing partner and head of litigation at Heller Ehrman’s New York office, has joined Orrick as a partner in New York to strengthen its dispute resolution and […]

SJ Berwin PEP growth stalled

SJ Berwin has released it year-end financial results, revealing turnover up by 14 per cent from £189m to £215m. However average profit per equity partner (PEP) has nudged up by just 2.4 per cent, to £801,000 from £782,000 last year. Managing partner Ralph Cohen said: “We have had another very strong year, with great results […]


McDermott Will & Emery recruits two from rival firm

US firm McDermott Will & Emery has continued its London expansion by recruiting two new finance partners from rivals Dewey & LeBoeuf and White & Case. Former Dewey & LeBoeuf counsel Abesh Choudhury and White & Case associate Pierre Brochet will join the firm on 1 July. The pair will work under McDermotts’ co-head of […]


Eversheds turnover and PEP up 10 per cent

Eversheds turnover and PEP up 10 per cent” />Eversheds has seen both its revenues and average profit per partner (PEP) increase by 10 per cent. The double-digit growth means the firm sees its turnover increase from £356m to £390m, as PEP rises by £50,000 from £502,000 to £552,000. Its net profit, which last year stood […]

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