In brief: KPMG on the acquisition prowl, says Rake

KPMG's new senior partner Mike Rake, elected last week, has reaffirmed his firm's determination to acquire a leading law firm. The Lawyer revealed a year ago that KPMG had been talking to Eversheds and Norton Rose. At the time, then senior partner Colin Sharman told The Lawyer that the firm was almost certain to link with an existing firm rather than 'grow its own'.