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Age discrimination has been the focal point in the employment arena of late following the first anniversary of the Discrimination Act coming into force. The result of Peter Bloxham’s age discrimination claim against Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for disparity between 55 and 54-year-olds’ pensions is one of the first significant judgments to be handed down. The […]

O’Melveny responds to MoFo raid in Tokyo with US partner move

O’Melveny & Myers is planning to parachute a senior lawyer from its US office in to its Tokyo offering following a raid on its corporate team by Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) last week. MoFo’s attack on O’Melveny saw partners Gary Smith, Randy Laxer and David Litt leave the firm (, 22 October) in what O’Melveny […]

Which? campaigns star moves to Cohen Milstein

Class action law firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll has snapped up campaigns star Ingrid Gubbay from consumer association Which?. Gubbay will be joining the US law firm as a consultant in its London office, which was launched in May. “Cohen Milstein is the UK’s first claimant firm and is free of conflict,” said Gubbay. […]

Trainees: the new must-have

If an increasing number of US firms are resorting to hiring trainees, then there really must be a recruitment crisis. With the dollar fading in value and UK firms catching up on pay, there really is nothing else for it. The Americans have to recruit at trainee level. While second-tier US firms can pick off […]

CC, Links land roles on DP World’s DIFX listing

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have scooped lead roles on Dubai Ports World’s (DP World) landmark listing on the Dubai Stock Exchange (DIFX). After advising on the company’s $6.8bn (£3.32bn) acquisition of UK ferry operator P&O last year, both firms have scored roles on the IPO, which takes place two years after the exchange launched in […]

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