4 November 2002

Morgan Cole and Fishburn Boxer demerge

Three years after merging, both sides admit that hopes were not realised Morgan Cole partners have agreed to the de-merger from today of the firm’s niche London market insurance practice that has been trading as Fishburn Morgan Cole since the merger between Morgan Cole and Fishburn Boxer in April 1999. The de-merged practice will trade […]

Watson Burton targets employment growth

New partner to strengthen employment team and build up advocacy practice for employment tribunals North East firm Watson Burton has bolstered its employment practice with the hire of Chris Graham, a partner at Leeds-based Ford & Warren.Graham’s focus is on the transport sector. He brings many years experience acting for haulage companies and bus and […]

Barlows in shipping firm take over

RD Black & Co joins Barlow Lyde & Gilbert Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has absorbed niche shipping firm RD Black & Co. The firm comprises senior partner Richard Black and one senior assistant. Black joins Barlows as a senior equity partner. No support staff have been included in the deal. Black began his career at […]

McClure Naismith partner returns from Gap Fund Managers

McClure Naismith hires partners from Gap Fund Managers and Edinburgh firm Skene Edwards The Edinburgh office of McClure Naismith has taken on partners from Gap Fund Managers and law firm Skene Edwards.Martin Quinn, a corporate partner, rejoins the firm after spending two years as an investment director for Gap Fund Managers, part of the Noble […]

Altheimer loses project finance partner to Beachcrofts

Ashok Ghosh becomes latest London departure for Altheimer & Gray Altheimer & Gray has lost its third senior finance lawyer in the space of five months. Project finance specialist Ashok Ghosh will join Beachcroft Wansbroughs as a partner in January 2002, when he has served his notice period. Ghosh’s departure follows that of corporate banking […]

Latham raids Lovells in Singapore

Joint managing partner Paul Supramaniam switches to US firm Lovells is losing its joint managing partner for Singapore to Latham & Watkins. Paul Supramaniam, an English solicitor specialising in corporate law, is joining Latham & Watkins as a partner resident in the firm’s Singapore office. Supramaniam has over 10 years experience in the Asian legal […]

Milbank lures A&O partner

Capital markets partner Andrew Brodie joins Milbank’s London office Allen & Overy (A&O) has lost its second partner to a US firm in less than a week. Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired A&O capital markets partner Andrew Brodie.Brodie will join Milbank’s London office as a partner on 1 December, strengthening its structured finance […]

PwC Norway slashes 12 per cent of lawyers

The Norwegian law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced it will axe 12 per cent of its lawyers Fifteen associates will be made redundant out of 125 lawyers, with another 5-10 administrative staff to follow. PwC is in discussions with its staff and hopes to confirm exact numbers by next week. Norway senior partner Paul […]

CC and Lovells reveal management rejigs

Clifford Chance and Lovells have unveiled their new management teams, with very different approaches The Clifford Chance elections have produced an overtly London-centric line-up, while Lovells’ shake-up sees the international offices represented throughout the management structure. At Clifford Chance, half the global leaders were based overseas prior to the elections. Now only Jim Benedict, a […]

Shoosmiths hires five for corporate push

Shoosmiths has bolstered corporate with the arrival five new recruits. Nicola Blair of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft will join as a partner; associates Rosemary Klein (intellectual property) of Tite & Lewis, Lindsay Millar (tax) from Hammonds, Katy Jarrah-Layegh (corporate) of Nabarro Nathanson and Emma Gibson (corporate) of Coffin Mew & Clover all also join this […]

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