23 June 2008

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FFW: surprise performer

Ok, hands up. We were completely wrong last year when we recommended Field Fisher Waterhouse as a sell. Anyone holding on to imaginary shares in the London firm would have been quids in, with PEP leaping 27 per cent to over £750,000, on preliminary figures. Ok, hands up. We were completely wrong last year when […]

Clifford Chance ramps up regulatory with RJW hire

Clifford Chance ramps up regulatory with RJW hire” />Clifford Chance has ramped up its white-collar crime capabilities with the hire of Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) financial fraud star Judith Seddon. The move follows the departure of RJW’s Manchester fraud head Neill Blundell, who was poached by Eversheds in May (The Lawyer, 6 May). Clifford […]

CMS and Dentons Finnish up at rugby

CMS and Dentons Finnish up at rugby27-June-2008What are you doing this weekend? Out on the tiles? Catching up with the kids? Or just grouting the bathroom? Whatever you’re doing, it’s not likely to be playing rugby at, er, midnight, in Finland. What are you doing this weekend? Out on the tiles? Catching up with the […]

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Foreign lawyers get new UK transfer rules

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to bring in revised guidance for foreign lawyers looking to practise in England and Wales from 1 September after a delay of six months. The changes to the guidelines confirm that all transferees will have at least one year’s experience of English law before they can be admitted […]

BLG revenues up 7 per cent to £80m

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has seen its turnover break the £80m-barrier, with the firm’s litigation team bringing in more than three-quarters of the revenue. The firm, overall, increased its turnover by 7.2 per cent, up from £76.2m in 2006/07 to £81.7m in the last financial year. BLG’s incoming senior partner Simon Konsta, in his […]

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DWS vs. Camerons in night-time Nordic rugby slam

Teams from CMS Cameron McKenna and Denton Wilde Sapte will compete in a late night rugby match this weekend as part of an international “Midnight Rugby Tournament” in Finland. On 27 and 28 June teams from the two firms will join 22 other club and part-time teams from across Europe competing at night in Finland, […]

Salans appoints first global HR head

Salans has hired its first ever global head of human resources, snapping up former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer HR manager Judith Hesketh. Hesketh left her role as London head of HR of Freshfields a year ago. She will start her new role at Salans next week. She will be charged with developing a global HR strategy […]

Walker Morris: Turn down the volume

Despite the axing of Walker Morris’ matrimonial practice in 2007 and the sale of its unfashionable volume business in 2006, the firm’s turnover and average profit per equity partner (PEP) have barely increased this year (see story, 2 June 2008) Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Despite the axing of Walker Morris’ matrimonial practice […]

Minter Ellison promotes 14 to partner; one in London

Australian firm Minter Ellison has promoted a bumper crop to the partnership including one in London as the firm makes a concerted push in the City. Australian firm Minter Ellison has promoted a bumper crop to the partnership including a new partner in London as the firm makes a concerted push in the City. New […]

Hill Dickinson: A tale of two cities

Like LG (see below), Hill Dickinson has failed to push up its PEP this year. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Like LG (see below), Hill Dickinson has failed to push up its PEP this year. Expectations are that rather than taking a nosedive, it will remain the same as last year’s £310,000. And […]

The Lawyer Awards 2008: Photo Gallery

Chris Carroll, Travers Smith, and Simon Davies, Linklaters John Young, Lovells and Charles Martin, Macfarlanes Ted Burke, Freshfields, and Chris Saul, Slaughter and May Trevor Faure, Tyco Tim Hales, JPMorgan; Sandy Okoro, Baring Asset Management; Bjarnie Anderson, former Baker & McKenzie, and Magda Bayim-Adamako, White & Case Mark Dawkins, Simmons & Simmons, and former colleague […]

Squire Sanders concludes Ann Summers dispute

Squire Sanders & Dempsey has brought a US arbitration involving adult retailer Ann Summers to a successful conclusion. Douglas Rovens led the Squire Sanders team that advised Celine Gueyffier in a case against Ann Summers that claimed breach of contract after a business venture with the company collapsed. The retailer was represented by Bryan Cave […]

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