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Landmark returns to 4-5 Gray’s Inn for another silk

Planning silk Tim Corner QC has become the latest barrister to quit London set 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square after securing membership at Landmark Chambers. It brings the number of exits from 4-5 Gray’s Inn to seven, including two silks, in the past week. As revealed by The Lawyer, Landmark took Paul Brown QC and Lisa […]

Mike Castle

Election fever

Following the US elections the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate while the Republicans have a majority in the House. Stalemates could continue, but there is also the chance for reform of the financial services industry, says Mike Castle Following the 6 November election in the US the Democratic party holds a narrow majority […]

Chadbourne loses more IP lawyers as Cooley poaches NY team

The New York office of Cooley has hired a group of IP lawyers from Chadbourne & Parke, including IP chief Walter Hanchuk and head of mobile technology John Kheit. Hanchuk, the former chair of Chadbourne’s IP department, will head Cooley’s New York IP practice while Kheit will join as a partner with immediate effect. The […]

Matt Byrne

Mr Merger’s legacy in the balance

The tectonic plates of the global legal market shifted an inch or two last week when the replacement of one of the world’s most iconic law firm leaders was confirmed. Mitch Zuklie, a clean tech specialist at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, will take over the reins from incumbent Ralph Baxter as chairman of the firm […]

Nick Pryor

‘A real concern’ over Jackson, says BLP

Sir Rupert Jackson’s final report into civil litigation costs ran to nearly 600 pages, plus appendices.  His proposal for “a coherent package of interlocking reforms” was bold, and the principles themselves commendable. Undoubtedly the bodies responsible for implementation, overseen by the Judicial Steering Group, are working incredibly hard to meet the April 2013 deadline. But […]

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