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Fladgate Fielder exodus grows

Fladgate Fielder is midway through an exodus of lawyers that will see a total of 14 fee earners, including seven partners, depart from the firm in a matter of months. Last week The Lawyer reported that two partners, John Russell and John Bates, were leaving the firm’s Basingstoke office to join Winchester firm White & […]

Lovell White Durrant and Freshfields make up half of partners abroad

Both Lovell White Durrant and Freshfields have shown their determination to expand internationally by making up nearly half their new partners in overseas offices this year. Lovells made up its largest ever number of partners 23, 10 of whom are based overseas. Its total number of partners now stands at 163. Seven of Freshfields’ 17 […]


Olswang advised Capital & Regional Properties on the £93.8m acquisition of the Pallasades Shopping Centre, Birmingham, from Fordgate, advised by Teacher Stern & Selby.

Bakers' NYC office hit as team defects

Baker & McKenzie’s New York office has been hit by the defection of a five-lawyer asset and fund management team from its corporate department to US rival Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. The team, led by partners Steven Howard and Scott MacLeod, are quitting the firm just months after it announced a major restructuring […]

SIF: "figures not skewed'

Your front page story “Law Society figures skewed…” (7 April) suggests that the Solicitors Indemnity Fund and the Law Society have misled the profession. You imply that the information contained in the society’s consultation papers has been deliberately skewed in our favour. Nothing could be further from the truth. SIF supplied the society with the […]

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