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Hugh Tomlinson QC

What should Leveson’s report propose?

Independence and effectiveness will be key to any system of media regulation, says Hugh Tomlinson QC The Leveson Report should propose a system of media regulation that promotes and protects the right of the media to publish information on public interest matters and the right of the public to receive it. The new system should […]

Silverbeck Rymer unveils post-ABS expansion plans

Liverpool firm Silverbeck Rymer, one of the first to announce a conversion to an ABS, has unveiled plans to create 300 new positions over the next 12 months. The firm agreed to sell its business to AIM-listed Quindell in a deal worth almost £20m in January following the implementation of the Legal Services Act (24 […]

European moves: 22 November 2012

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Luxembourg firm Arendt & Medernach has added to its corporate capabilities with the hire of a partner from Linklaters’ Luxembourg office, Laurent Schummer (6 November 2012). Schummer joins Arendt after six years as a partner at Linklaters, having joined legacy […]

Elliott I. Portnoy

Salans, SNR and FMC approve three-way merger after partner votes

Partners at Salans, SNR Denton and Canadian firm Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) have ratified the firms’ three-way merger in votes taking place today. All three firms approved the deal, with Salans partners asked to publicly state their voting preference in a firm-wide meeting earlier (28 November 2012). The firm will be known as Dentons and […]


Linklaters reopens in Washington DC after decade-long hiatus

Linklaters has reopened in Washington DC, 10 years after shutting its representative base in the US capital. Linklaters” src=”/Pictures/web/v/p/z/Linklaters_1_15_150.jpg” /> The firm becomes the last of the magic circle excluding Slaughter and May to make an entrance in the city after Allen & Overy launched there last year with a team hired from O’Melveny & […]

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