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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]



Tim Robinson was promoted from head of practice management to chief operating officer at Brachers in May 2012, having joined the firm in 2006. Robinson is a qualified chartered secretary and spent six years in the TV and video production industry, another year in the private further education sector and a further 24 in the […]

Andrew Tubbs

Prepare for 2013 with client help

Tough markets mean firms need to be more in tune with their clients and their needs in order to survive The past year has been a fascinating one for anyone involved in the legal sector. It has reinforced my belief that if law firms are to prosper and grow in 2013, they need to look […]

Tim Hastings

Nottingham’s Nelsons eyes East Midlands domination with Derby take-over

Nottingham-headquartered Nelsons Solicitors has swallowed up Derby’s Bakewells, as the firm looks to become a dominant force in the East Midlands legal market. Nelsons, which has more than 200 lawyers and staff working across offices in Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, is set to merge with Bakewells, which has a 35-strong team, creating a near £15m […]


Lessened by letter of the law?

Law school sends letter to prospective vacation scheme firms marking out 2:2 students Law students’ eternal battle for vacation scheme places could have been made a little bit easier – at least for those studying at the University of Nottingham law school. The directors of the school have written a letter, apparently in consultation with […]

Gibson Dunn receives approval to return to Beijing

US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has secured approval from China’s Ministry of Justice to open a representative office in Beijing, almost 10 years after the firm closed its China presence. Gibson Dunn’s Beijing office, which is expected to be opened in the coming months, will be the firm’s third location in Asia, following its […]

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