13 December 2004

Interbrew legal chief takes helm of C&I Group London

The Commerce & Industry (C&I) Group has elected a new chair for London. Head of legal at Interbrew, Deepak Malhotra, takes over from Anthony Armitage – who resigned in October – as the regional head for London of the Law Society’s group for in-house lawyers. Malhotra remains co-chair of the C&I Group’s corporate governance committee. […]

Law Soc council vote to review referral fees

An overwhelming majority of Council members today (Thursday 16 December) voted to review the Law Society’s position on referral fees. Following work carried out by the society’s Standards Board on ways to carry out the review, members voted by a majority of 68 votes to nine, with six abstentions, to undertake the review. Amendments proposed […]

Mallesons snaps up Linklaters partner for Hong Kong expansion

Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques has boosted its Hong Kong office with the appointment of Linklaters banking and finance partner Steven Christopher. Christopher, who left in September, has been appointed as part of Mallesons’ continued expansion in the region and follows the firm’s merger with local practice Kwok & Yih in October. Commenting on the […]

Lloyds TSB hires Dentons finance veteran

Lloyds TSB has appointed Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) finance veteran Adrian Miles as the legal director of the bank’s wholesale and international banking division. Miles, who stepped down from the DWS partnership on 31 July after 29 years with the firm to become a part-time consultant, is leaving the firm next week to take up […]

Bar Council slams Clementi as it launches marketing push

As part of its broad attack on Clementi’s proposals the Bar Council has announced the launch of a “marketing drive” in 2005 showing the advantages of instructing barristers. It represents a snub to Clementi who – as part of a drive to promote competition in the legal professions – has recommended the establishment of Legal […]

Law Society hails Clementi for offering ‘a better deal for consumers’

The Law Society today welcomed Sir David Clementi’s report into the way solicitors are regulated. In his findings Clementi proposes that day to day regulation should continue to be handled by the Law Society, but that a new body of independent, lay officials – the Legal Services Board – will oversee the way this is […]

Herbert Smith elects new corporate chief

Herbert Smith is today expected to confirm Michael Walter as the new head of the firm’s corporate practice. Walter will replace incumbent Caroline Goodall who decided not to stand for re-election following the completion of her five year term. Goodall took over from Richard Bond when he became senior partner in July 2000. Meanwhile, Herbert […]

RAC endorses Clementi findings

The RAC has called on the Government to implement the recommendations made by Sir David Clementi in his report into the legal industry. RAC’s head of legal affairs Johnathan Gulliford welcomed Clementi’s findings, that were published today, and said: “Clementi’s report provides the foundation for the 21st century legal industry that puts the customer first.” […]

Clementi: the results

Sir David Clementi has today (15 December) published his long awaited report on the regulatory review of legal services. In his report Clementi made the following key recommendations. The creation of : 1. a single independent body to handle consumer complaints in respect of all members of frontline bodies;2. alternative business structures to enable solicitors […]

Morris triumphs in Dentons election race

Howard Morris has been confirmed as Denton Wilde Sapte’s new chief executive. The financial institutions head beat three other candidates to the post – board member Martin Kitchen, regulatory head Robert Finney and head of competition Jonathan Tatten. Morris, a highly popular contender in the election race, will take his post on 7 February. He […]

Lovells, Simmons miss out on HSBC global panel

Lovells and Simmons & Simmons have both failed to secure places on HSBC Holdings’ coveted global legal panel following the conclusion of the global banking giant’s review of external advisers. The review, which was kickstarted in August, has resulted in HSBC replacing its eight-strong London panel with a global panel comprising Allen & Overy, Clifford […]

Mishcon signs up new head of planning

Mishcon de Reya has scooped an Eversheds lawyer, Oliver Goodwin, as its new head of planning and environmental law. Goodwin was working with the Eversheds team advising on the planning application for the London Development Agency in support of London’s Olympic bid. Goodwin said: “I want to get on the fast-track, building and developing my […]

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