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Freshfields reports 18 per cent half-year growth

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the latest firm to report strong financial performance at the half-year stage, with fee income jumping by 19 per cent on this time last year. The magic circle firm has earned £560m in fees since the end of the 2006-07 financial year. This compares to £470m this time last year. At […]

S&C promotes third UK associate in as many years

Sullivan & Cromwell has made up one London associate to partner for the third year in a row. Corporate associate Benjamin Perry will be London’s new partner in January 2008. He joins competition partner Juan Rodriguez, who was made up last year and projects partner Craig Jones, who in 2005 became the only lawyer to […]

Hammonds seals Eatonfield relationship

The relationship Hammonds built with Eatonfield Group on its AIM listing has paid off, with the firm acting on the developer’s acquisition of an 87 acre brownfield site from Corus. Property partner Brian Green led the team acting on the northwest of England deal, which encountered problems when it came to mapping the land under […]

FFW signs off trio of AIM deals

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) corporate finance partner Dominic Gurney-Champion has advised on a trio of AIM deals that closed within a week. FFW acted for Myhome International on its £20m acquisition of ChipsAway, Fox-Davies Capital on a £12m debt and equity fundraising for Van Dieman Mines and Tellings Golden Miller Group on its £5.2m purchase […]

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Irwin Mitchell takes lead on Legal Services Act

Irwin Mitchell was quick to launch new initiatives with the Automobile Association (AA) and RAC last week, just days after the Legal Services Bill received Royal Assent. The national firm is aligning itself with leading high street brands that are seeking to break into the legal sector when the Legal Services Act takes effect. Head […]

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