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Why won’t the Lib Dems defend legal aid?

Louise Restell urges Lib Dem ministers to stand up to the Tories to defend legal aid… Being in power so you can implement party policy is the whole point of politics.  At least, that’s what I have spent the last 20 odd years thinking.  But, after just one evening at the Liberal Democrat conference, I […]

Focus: Proskauer Rose – Pulling power

After the breakdown of its talks with SJ Berwin, Proskauer Rose decided to go it alone in London. Can it keep its momentum?  Proskauer Rose has suddenly become a centre of gravity in the London cosmos, demonstrating exceptional pulling power over some of the legal industry’s brightest stars. At the core of this astronomical […]

Kirkland & Ellis makes up three to London salaried partnership

US firm Kirkland & Ellis has promoted three London corporate lawyers to its salaried partnership in a global round of 74 partner promotions. US firm Kirkland & Ellis has promoted three London corporate lawyers to its salaried partnership in a global round of 74 partner promotions. Victoria Pickett, Christopher Shield and Cedric Van den Borren […]

Clash of the tartans

Still reeling after McGrigors beat it to the biggest-Scottish-firm-by-turnover spot for the second year running, Dundas & Wilson at last has taken some decisive action. Years ago the firm cleverly identified having a larger London presence as a key strategic aim. Now the firm has launched merger talks with heavyweight Bircham Dyson Bell (see story). […]

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