24 September 2007

Bingham advises Northern Rock creditors

Bingham McCutchen has secured a high-profile mandate advising the creditors of Northern Rock on protecting their interests throughout the bank’s crisis. Bingham’s team, which is led by restructuring partner Barry Russell, is advising a group of bondholders that hold the bank’s tier 2 debt. Russell is well placed to handle the job: in 2004 The […]

Nabarro swoops for Howrey dispute resolution duo

Nabarro has strengthened its dispute resolution team having recruited two partners from Howrey. Peter Fitzpatrick and George Maling were both partners in the litigation team at Howrey. Fitzpatrick specialises in international arbitration and litigation and has particular expertise in aviation, banking, oil and gas and healthcare. Maling also specialises in international arbitration and litigation and […]

Dewey partners uploaded to LeBoeuf

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s website now includes all of Dewey Ballantine’s partners, despite the combination between the two firms not going live until Monday 1 October. The two firms announced on Wednesday (26 September) that the respective partnerships had voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the combination (www.thelawyer.com, 26 September). Despite LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis […]

Cricket race hearing gets underway

Controversial cricket umpire Darrell Hair’s race discrimination claims against the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be heard in the London Central Employment Tribunal on Monday (1 October). Hair is the Australian umpire who unleashed a firestorm last year when he accused the Pakistani team of ball-tampering during the fourth day of the fourth test match […]

Beachcroft hires public law associate

Beachcroft has bolstered its public law group with a key hire from NHS regulator, Monitor. Sarah Jerebine, former in-house counsel at Monitor, will join the firm’s London office as an associate. Beachcrofts head of public law, Stephen Hocking, said: “We are hoping to expand the time during the next year. It’s fantastic that we have […]

Addleshaws creates managing associate position

Addleshaw Goddard has added a further level to its career development path via the introduction of a managing associate position. The role, which is a further stepping stone in the route to partnership, was introduced earlier this month after a formal review of the firm’s career path. A total of 134 lawyers have been promoted […]

No consumer apathy in Which? case, say lawyers

The lack of consumers named in Which?’s landmark representative action is not due to consumer apathy, according to lawyers on the case. Clyde & Co is advising the consumer group on its action, which involves suing retailer JJB Sports on behalf of people who bought overpriced replica England and Manchester United FC football shirts between […]

Stadlen takes seat on bench

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today (28 September) confirmed that Fountain Court barrister Nicholas Stadlen QC is to join the High Court bench. Stadlen, who was called to the bar in 1976 and took silk in 1991, has been assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division by the Lord Chief Justice. The big-hitting silk is the […]

Pannone swoops for Watson Burton banking head

Manchester-based Pannone has raided the Leeds office of Watson Burton, poaching its banking head Andrew Gosnay. Gosnay, who launched Watson Burton’s Leeds office in 2004, leaves after senior partner Andrew Hoyle was ousted by the firm last year following opposition to his expansion plans. Earlier this year (26 June) The Lawyer reported on Watson Burton’s […]

Eversheds hit with second negligence claim

Eversheds_office.jpg” alt=”Eversheds hit with second negligence claim” />Eversheds is heading for an £850,000 High Court showdown after being sued by two of its former clients in a negligence claim. The news comes after the firm was hit by a £20m lawsuit by Nationwide Building Society after the financial lender found itself the victim of a […]

Minter Ellison closes US office

Australian law firm Minter Ellison is closing its San Francisco office and bringing US-based partner Richard Horton back to Australia. Horton, who will now be based in the firm’s Sydney office, had spent eight years in the firm’s only US office, acting for Silicon Valley clients seeking to do business in Asia. Minter Ellison chief […]

Low take up for Which? Football-shirt action

Representative action from consumer group Which? for wronged football-shirt customers has only signed up 130 individuals, The Lawyer understands. Consumer group Which?’s landmark representative action that promised to seek redress for “hundreds of thousands” of wronged football-shirt customers has only signed up 130 individuals, The Lawyer understands. The on-going case sees Which? sue retailer JJB […]

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