2 August 2004

Russell Jones & Walker lands role on FA saga

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has been instructed by the Football Association’s (FA) director of communications, Colin Gibson. Clive Howard, an employment partner at RJW, will act for Gibson in matters relating to his position at the FA. Gibson handed in his resignation on Sunday following newspaper revelations over his handling of the Faria Alam […]

King & Spalding drives patent group forward with new hire

King & Spalding’s fledgling New York patent litigation group has welcomed a partner from Kenyon & Kenyon. Robert Perry, who was also a member of Kenyon & Kenyon’s management committee group, will bring the number of fee-earners in King & Spalding’s New York-based group to 11, including four partners. King & Spalding set up the […]

Part-time option opens up for judges

Constitutional affairs secretary Lord Falconer announced today (4 August) that part-time sitting will be an option for all judicial appointments below High Court level from next April. The move is intended to increase diversity in the judiciary by allowing more people to take up a judicial appointment. A working group set up to investigate the […]

Mallesons new chief confirmed as HK merger forges ahead

The management change-over at Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques is scheduled for next week (9 August) as the firm’s Hong Kong-based managing partner returns to Sydney to become chief executive partner. Robert Milliner will succeed Tony D’Aloisio who will leave the firm in October to become chief executive and managing director of the Australian Stock […]

Bird & Bird bags Bae in-houser for aviation drive

Bird & Bird has scooped the group legal director of Bae Systems’ finance & treasury team to lead and build its international aviation & aerospace team. Paul Briggs will manage the firm’s international aviation and aerospace sector group together with Brussels-based partner Catherine Erkelens. “We don’t want to compete with Clifford Chance, Denton Wilde Sapte […]

Salans bolsters property with lateral

Salans’ property expertise has been given a boost by drafting in a commercial property expert into its fold. Adrian Wallace previously headed the property team at Wallace LLP (then called Wallace & Partners) before leaving to spend time in the United States. He returned to the UK earlier this year and started his own practice, […]

Amex Euro legal chief jumps ship to RSA

American Express (Amex) managing counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa has quit after just over 18 months in the role. Mark Chambers, who joined Amex in January 2003, is leaving the group to join Royal & Sun Alliance as general counsel and group company secretary with effect from October. He is replacing Jan Miller […]

Forsters elevates first construction lawyer to partnership

Forsters has made up its first ever construction partner after seeing swell in instructions over the past two years. Sarah Cook has specialised in construction law since qualification and handles all aspects of non-contentious matters She is supported by a team of two other specialist construction lawyers and a dedicated support lawyer.

A&O enters fray for Hbos on potential Abbey bid

Allen & Overy (A&O) has scooped a role on the anticipated battle for UK mortgage bank Abbey National The magic circle firm has won an instruction from Halifax Bank of Scotland (HboS) which is believed to be considering a counter bid for Abbey, a longstanding client of Slaughter and May. Last week Abbey agreed to […]

Bar Council follows trend with new office move

The Bar Council is preparing to place its training, administration and investigation arms all under one roof. Over the course of August the Council will de-camp from its three long-established offices in Bedford Row and Cursitor Street in central London and move into a single building at 289-293 High Holborn. The relocation, which will take […]

CC New York wins back M&A lawyer from Orrick

Clifford Chance’s New York office has welcomed back an M&A lawyer just two years after he left for Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Roland Furst is rejoining Clifford Chance after originally practising at the firm from 1995 until 2002 when he moved to… Clifford Chance’s New York office has welcomed back an M&A partner just two […]

Macfarlanes loss gifts Bircham Dyson Bell with new deal

Macfarlanes has lost its place instructing P&O on its London Gateway Port development following the departure of salaried partner Eliza O’Toole. O’Toole, who has been with Macfarlanes since 1996, has left the firm to join Bircham Dyson Bell on Tuesday (3 August), taking the P&O London Gateway International Port regeneration project with her. For the […]

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