16 July 2007

Doin’ it for the kids

Should a miracle occur before the witching hour tonight (20 July) and the secrets of the final Harry Potter book stay that way until midnight, remember that it’s thanks to Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) associate Umayya Abu Deeb. Should a miracle occur before the witching hour tonight (20 July) and the secrets of the final […]

Top of the PEPs – PEP Table

UK 200 PEP Table Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table PEP 20/07/07 Rank Firm PEP 1 Linklaters 1,294 2 Dickson Minto 1,150 3 Macfarlanes 1,100 4 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 1,034 5 Allen & Overy 1,025 6 Clifford Chance 1,015 7 Ashurst 956 8 Sacker & Partners 874 9 Herbert Smith 820 10 Travers Smith […]

RPC stands guard over Harry Potter’s secrets

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has sent senior associate Umayya Abu Deeb on an emergency secondment to publishing house Bloomsbury to protect the secrets of the last Harry Potter book before its launch. Defamation and IP partner David Hooper is leading the team from RPC’s City base.He said: “Not to spoil the fun for the children […]

Top of the PEPs – Revenue Table

Top of the PEPs Revenue Table Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table REVENUE 20/07/07 Rank Firm Revenue PEP 1 Clifford Chance 1,194 1015 2 Linklaters 1,121 1294 3 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 986 1034 4 Allen & Overy 887 1025 5 DLA Piper 446 714 6 Lovells 425 599 7 Eversheds 356 502 8 Herbert […]

Addleshaws wins first deal for Tiscali

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Tiscali UK Holdings for the first time, working on its £210m acquisition of Pipex Communications’ broadband and phone businesses. Tiscali is a new client for Addleshaws, with the firm winning the instruction following a tender. Addleshaws’ corporate partner James Dawson led the team acting for Tiscali, the first major deal he […]

Save the Children CFO appointed Takeover Panel head

The Takeover Panel has nominated a former Coward Chance lawyer to be its new director general next year. Robert Hingley, who was at Clifford Chance’s legacy firm 20 years ago, will succeed Mark Warham as the Panel’s new head. All director generals are seconded from their regular jobs during their two-year tenure. Hingley is currently […]

Carter judicial review settles

The much-anticipated judicial review brought by black and Asian lawyers against the Government’s Carter reforms ended abruptly yesterday (19 July) after the application was withdrawn. The Black Solicitors Network (BSN) and the Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL) withdrew their application on the second day of Mr Justice Burton hearing whether the review should proceed. Michael […]

A tough act to follow

So it’s bye bye Fiona, hello Andrew. Last night the great and the good of the Law Society gathered to pay their respects to Fiona Woolf, outgoing president and the first of her ilk in years to know her way around the City. So it’s bye bye Fiona, hello Andrew. Last night the great and […]

A&O, CC drive Anglo-Polish banking partnership

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Clifford Chance have scored lead roles on an innovative tie-up of the Polish and British banking sectors. A&O was lead adviser to PKO Bank Polski and Clifford Chance advised NatWest in the banks’ plan to partner up and corner the million-plus immigrant Polish community resident in the UK. At A&O, […]

Committee calls for attorney general role to be abolished

The “ancient office” of the attorney general is “not sustainable”, a report by the Constitutional Affairs Committee alleged today (19 July). The committee has called for reforms to restore public confidence in the attorney general. The move comes following the several controversial decisions made over the BAE Systems fraud and the ‘cash for peerages’ investigations. […]

Law Society names new president

Fiona Woolf today (19 July) stepped down as the president of the Law Society to make way for immigration lawyer Andrew Holroyd Holroyd, a partner at Liverpool-based Jackson & Canter, took over the reins of the solicitors’ representative body at the AGM. Holroyd vowed to lead the entire profession through “what is bound to be […]

Lovells scoops green Bakers partner

Lovells has beefed up its London environmental and health & safety team with the hire of Baker & McKenzie partner Christopher Norton. Norton, currently head of Bakers’ environment and climate change practice, will lead the five-strong environmental team at Lovells. He represents the firm’s eighteenth lateral hire this year and his appointment comes seven months […]

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