The in-house lawyers disrupting the traditional law firm relationship
Last year the general counsel of Made.com and Uber launched an innovative support network for tech and start-up lawyers. This week The Lawyer has profiled the Disruptive GCs to discover the next generation of high-end law firm clients.
James Maynard has The Lawyer to thank for his role at Farfetch – he saw an advertisement for the job on our website. Now, two and a half years down the line, general counsel Maynard is at the helm of an aggressive growth strategy.
Firms’ leadership elections under Brexit will be a test for London The general election was not the only significant leadership development happening in the UK this week. Not ones to give out the spotlight easily, a number of firms either shook up or geared up their highest echelons as they enter 2020. The race to […]
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers prosecuted and defended (Mike Duck QC prosecuting and Ian Bridge defending) in the recent high profile and tragic case involving the death of Dr Suzanna Bull. Dr Bull died when her bicycle was in collision with an LGV driven by experienced lorry driver Robert Bradbury. Mr Bradbury was found not […]
Clinical negligence experts from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have seen the successful conclusion of a claim involving Cauda Equina Syndrome with damages agreed at around £1.5million. Jonathan Jones QC and David Tyack, with Moosa Duke solicitors, represented the claimant, 37, who had a long history of back pain. The defendant NHS Trust was represented by Michael […]
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have successfully represented two officers who were alleged to have discriminated against a member of a public by reason of his race. The incident dated back to June 2014 but, due to a two separate appeals to the IOPC by the complainant, the hearing did not take place until November […]
A host of new lawyers have entered Parliament as a result of the Conservative Party’s decisive victory last night. In Stroud, Conservative Siobhan Baillie gained the marginal seat from Labour. Baillie, a non-practising family solicitor, worked her way up from legal secretary to qualify. Peter Gibson gained another marginal seat for the Tories: Darlington. Gibson […]
Addleshaw Goddard worked with Deloitte as Supercuts and Regis hair salons this week struck a salvage deal to save over 1,000 jobs. The firm’s restructuring team played the lead advisory role for Deloitte as administrator to the businesses, with partner Paul Fleming and legal director Anna Hodgson leading on the deal. Shoosmiths had been advising […]