21 April 2008

Not getting Slaughtered

Not getting Slaughtered
Last night was the retirement party of Slaughter and May senior partner Tim Clark.

Wragges scoops Clifford Chance associate as partner

Clifford Chance structured finance senior associate Kieron Dwyer is to join Wragge & Co’s growing banking and finance team as a partner. Dwyer told The Lawyer that he chose to make the move from the world’s largest to the mid-market firm because he wanted to “try something different, something more entrepreneurial.” Wragges’ banking and finance […]

Pannone makes up nine new partners

Pannone has made up nine partners this year, with promotions being made across the board. The largest numbers were made up in clinical negligence and regulatory – which took two apiece. While one each were made up in business development, commercial, family, litigation and personal injury. Managing partner Steven Grant told The Lawyer: “This reflects […]


3-4 South Square restructures management team

Commercial set 3-4 South Square is to scrap its head of chambers post in May when Michael Crystal QC stands down after 24 years in the role. The set’s management will now instead be led by a trio of silks. William Trower QC will become the chair of the executive committee and will be responsible […]

So Farr so good

It’s what every good CEO is supposed to do. And what many a law firm leader doesn’t. Yesterday (24 April), one of the world’s longest-serving law firm leaders (Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Jack Nusbaum), finally named his successor. Or, to be more accurate, successors. At some not-yet-exactly specified point in the future, but most probably […]

Willkie’s Nusbaum names successors

Willkie Farr & Gallagher today (24 April) announced a new management structure, a move that has confirmed the identity of the successors to iconic chairman, Jack Nusbaum. The so-called ‘office of the chairman’ includes the appointment of two vice chairmen, New York corporate partners Tom Cerabino and Steve Gartner. Chairman Jack Nusbaum will continue in […]

Shoosmiths ready to welcome non-lawyer partners

Shoosmiths has joined the growing number of firms promoting non-lawyers to partnership level equivalent in its latest round of partnership promotions. The firm has promoted eight to the partnership and two non-partners to the equivalent level. Chief executive Paul Stothard said the firm now has five associate directors who would be eligible to join the […]

Reed Smith dumps Richards Butler brand

Reed Smith dumps Richards Butler brand” />All offices in the Reed Smith network will trade under the Reed Smith name as of 1 May with Richards Butler being dropped from the firm’s European brand. Following the January 2007 merger of US firm Reed Smith and the UK’s Richards Butler the firm has been known as […]

SFO granted BAE appeal

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been granted an appeal to the House of Lords in relations to BAE Systems, the administrative court decided today (24 April). The SFO confirmed it will be pursuing the appeal in relation to the High Court judgment on 10 April. The High Court had ruled that the SFO director […]

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