3 January 2000

Garretts loses a founding partner

Adrian Phillips joined Garretts nearly six years ago and played a key role in building the Reading office into a seven-partner practice with 35 fee earners serving the Thames Valley market. His departure is the latest in a string of high-profile defections from the firm’s regional offices in the past year. Garretts has, however, strengthened […]

Garretts loses a founding partner

Adrian Phillips joined Garretts nearly six years ago and played a key role in building the Reading office into a seven-partner practice with 35 fee earners serving the Thames Valley market. His departure is the latest in a string of high-profile defections from the firm’s regional offices in the past year. Garretts has, however, strengthen […]

LCD plans special enforcers for debt collection

An LCD consultation paper suggests giving enforcers powers to find out about debtors’ assets from third parties and pursue ways of enforcing court decisions. Creditors must currently rely on a debtor’s willingness to reveal their assets, with little redress available if they refuse to co-operate. Officials are seeking a way to obtain such information from […]

New Herbert Smith appointments

Commercial litigation partner Roger Brown joins from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a partner for 21 years. He says he felt like a move and wanted to go to “the best litigation practice in the City.” Herbert Smith has also poached a US law professional support lawyer from the London office of Brown & Wood. […]

King & Spalding raids Baker & McKenzie

The departing partners – John Cogan, Duncan Gray, Kenneth Culotta and Philip Weems – all specialise in international transactions involving the energy industry and will join King & Spalding’s corporate group in the Houston office. A King & Spalding spokesman says the new partners are bringing some “very significant” clients with them to the firm, […]

Clyde & Co absorbs Turner & Co

The London-based firm’s two partners – Paul Turner and Roger Spencer – will join Clyde & Co as equity partners in an enlarged commodities group with all their staff. Turner & Co, set up by Turner and Spencer 15 years ago, is particularly prominent in the soft commodities sector, acting for international trading houses, especially […]

Kennedys captures Edward Lewis team

The team includes three partners – Jane Smith, Kate Whitefield and Kieron West – who will join the 45-partner firm on 31 January following the dissolution of Edward Lewis’ partnership. Kennedys says it is gaining “a substantial proportion” of the insurance litigation business of Edward Lewis, including key clients such as Zurich/Eagle Star, for whom […]

Kennedys captures Edward Lewis team

The team includes three partners – Jane Smith, Kate Whitefield and Kieron West – who will join the 45-partner firm on 31 January following the dissolution of Edward Lewis’ partnership. Kennedys says it is gaining “a substantial proportion” of the insurance litigation business of Edward Lewis, including key clients such as Zurich/Eagle Star, for whom […]

Linklaters breaks $1 trillion mark

The firm alone – excluding other firms in the alliance – acted on deals valued at $1,064 billion (?648.7 billion) including $735 billion of M&A, $216 billion of capital markets and banking deals and $105 billion of project finance. The decision to lump together the different types of work to help meet the trillion-dollar target […]

Linklaters breaks $1 trillion mark

The firm alone – excluding other firms in the alliance – acted on deals valued at $1,064 billion (£648.7 billion) including $735 billion of M&A, $216 billion of capital markets and banking deals and $105 billion of project finance. The decision to lump together the different types of work to help meet the trillion-dollar target […]

Lawyer loses sex case

Joan Grant, lawyer for the Disability Law Service in Central London, was fired after bosses found out she was accessing her fantasy file for ten minutes every day. Grant said she was thinking about taking up a career in writing sexual fantasy novels and also considering setting up a mediation law centre for gays

Regulatory maze hits merger hopefuls

The New York firm’s survey of 99 jurisdictions shows that companies planning global deals face a mass of new, and often inconsistent regulations. More than 50 countries now have merger notification rules, 40 countries have introduced new merger control regulations in the past decade and many countries have revamped their competition laws in the last […]

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