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Hammonds' Midlands gap filled by City partner

Hammond Suddards Edge’s Birmingham office has drafted in a partner from London to fill the hole left by the defection of the regional head of construction to Midlands firm Gateley Wareing Rupert Cowen joined Hammonds’ London office from the Birmingham office of Merricks two years ago. National head of construction David Jones put a brave […]

Milberg accused of greasing palms

Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, the firm that The Lawyer last week revealed had been selected to lead the claims against Enron and Arthur Andersen, is the subject of a federal investigation Federal and Pennsylvania authorities are assessing whether Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel was paid consulting fees from the US firm in exchange […]

Weightmans in hiring spree for practice areas drive

Weightmans has taken on construction and engineering partner Andrew Davies from DLA and barrister Jason Searle from Bullivant Jones Eight other lawyers have switched to Weightmans as the firm pushes key practice areas. Davies spent 10 years at DLA and moves from the Liverpool office, situated above Weightmans in the same building. He said: “Weightmans’ […]

Sidley goes all out for Californian litigation with Wilson Sonsini hire

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has lured Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Timothy Scott to its San Francisco office by offering him the chance to set up a litigation practice Scott said: “It’s been a great run, but I can truly say I’m ready for something new and the prospect of building a whole […]

Norton Rose's US group challenges magic circle

Norton Rose comes up trumps on Rule 144a equity deals; results show US practices burgeoning The US group at Norton Rose is snapping at the heels of its more established magic circle counterparts when it comes to equity transactions. According to exclusive research carried out by The Lawyer, the two-partner team in London has handled […]

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