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Gregory Shields

The Lawyer Management: Forster Dean

Gregory Shields is CEO of personal injury and conveyancing firm Forster Dean. He has spent his whole legal career at the Liverpool-based organisation, training as a solicitor there before leading a management buyout in 2007. What are the key elements of your role?  As chief exec I set the tone. I work on our strategy […]

Jeremy Hoyland

Turnover dips at Simmons at the half-year stage

Simmons & Simmons’ turnover for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year was down 3 per cent on the same period in 2011/12. Turnover at the firm for the first six months of 2012/13 was £121m, down from £125m in the first six months of 2011/12, when revenue was up 6 per cent on […]


Island of calm on a storm-lashed continent

Lawyers gathered in London last week to hear why Luxembourg offers such big potential for investors. In association with Wildgen Sandwiched between Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg has developed a reputation as a leading international financial centre, with its stable political system and strong economy proving fertile ground for financial industries such as investment funds, […]

Sue Malthouse

Clarks Shoes legal chief returns to Veale Wasbrough for City push

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has rehired former partner Sue Malthouse, who returns to the firm after 18 months at Clarks Shoes as group director of legal and company secretary. Malthouse has a long history of working for both Veale Wasbrough and Clarks. She first began practising at the firm’s Bristol office in 1980 before joining Clarks […]


Herbies named as defendant in London Underground’s negligence claim against Freshfields

Legacy Herbert Smith has been joined as a defendant with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in a £140m professional negligence claim being pursued by London Underground (LUL). Herbert Smith has instructed Fountain Court’s Tim Dutton QC to defend the claim, which is set down for a four-week hearing next October. One Essex Court heavyweight Laurence Rabinowitz QC […]

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