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Fairness at work to boost workload

Janet Gaymer, head of employment, Simmons and Simmons Georgina Keane, head of employment of law, Richards Butler Sarah Keeble, partner, Manches & Co Commercial employers fear the Employment Relations Bill – now at committee stage – will cause them major financial and managerial headaches, because of increased trade union recognition and the raising of unfair […]

ILA elects Lawrence Graham partner

THE INSOLVENCY Lawyers Association (ILA) has elected Lawrence Graham partner John Verrill as president. Verrill, former vice-president of the ILA and currently joint head of the Lawrence Graham insolvency group with Mike Stubbs, says this will be a “key year” for the corporate recovery market. Insolvency practitioners face major challenges, says Verrill. “Among them is […]

In brief: McGrath & Co

McGrath & Co, the Birmingham legal aid firm, has lost four partners after they left to form a new firm specialising in housing law and advising travellers. The Community Law Partnership – which includes partners Chris Esdaile, Chris Johnson, Rosaleen Kilbane and Mike McIlvaney – has set up shop in the city centre.

Halliwells sets sights on City base

Manchester practice Halliwell Landau is poised to open a London office following the trend established by its main regional rivals, Addleshaw Booth & Co, Hammond Suddards and Dibb Lupton Alsop. It is believed the move will be finalised by the end of this week. It will have the capacity for expansion, but will initially be […]

In brief: Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke and alliance partner Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest – Germany’s thirteenth largest firm – have merged offices in Frankfurt. Osborne Clarke calls it a significant step in strengthening its alliance with five European firms based in Milan, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Frankfurt.

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