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Cartwrights' insurance dept splits from firm

Cartwrights’ insurance litigation department is to launch its own specialist firm under the name of Cartwrights Insurance Partners when the rest of the Bristol firm merges with Bond Pearce in July. `The announcement by partners David Vernalls, Deborah Bradley, Richard Ottley and Ian Poole ends any prospects of a merger between them and insurance giant […]

£1.2bn Thyssen trial could move to London

The parties in the long-running Thyssen litigation are in a standoff over the future location of the £1.2bn proceedings. `The Chief Justice of Bermuda, Austin Ward, has invited both sides to move the case to London after the original hearing collapsed in April when the presiding judge, Mr Justice Mitchell, stood down following a dispute […]


CMS Cameron McKenna was instructed to advise longstanding client Nomura International’s Principal Group on its bid for Meridien Hotels some six months ago. The deal was closed just 21 days after Nomura was announced as preferred bidder.`Camerons’ corporate partner and relationship partner for Nomura Richard Price led a team of more than 80 lawyers in […]

Halliwell Landau opens up equity partnership

Halliwell Landau has boosted its traditionally tight equity partnership by four, bringing the number of equity partners to 32 of a total of 57. `The most recent promotions are Mike Edge, Charles Gaskie, Suzanne Liversidge and Victor Rae-Reeves.`Two of the new equity partners are already heads of department. Mike Edge leads the firm’s commercial property […]

Work boom fires Irwin Mitchell

Sheffield firm Irwin Mitchell has increased its turnover by more than a fifth for the fifth year running. `The firm has pulled in a record £59.1m turnover compared with £48.6m last year, up 22 per cent. And the firm has added 82 fee-earners to reach 660.`Managing partner Howard Culley refused to speculate on the increase […]

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