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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 […]


Bircham in Nottingham car parking levy scheme

Bircham Dyson Bell is representing Nottingham City Council in its bid to introduce the first workplace parking space levy in the UK. The firm’s head of major projects Robbie Owen is working alongside partner Nick Evans and associate Tom Henderson to draw up proposals aimed at cutting congestion in the city. The firm has a […]

Fried Frank launches in Shanghai

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has launched an office in Shanghai, the firm’s second in China. The new office will be headed by former Simmons & Simmons real estate partner Mike Hickman, who joined the firm in December 2006. Last year (12 December) The Lawyer reported on Fried Frank’s second raid on Simmons, taking […]

Police seize stolen Da Vinci painting from HBJ Gateley Wareing

The police raided the Glasgow office of HBJ Gateley Wareing yesterday (4 October) for a £30m stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting and arrested one of the firm’s partners. Glasgow-based corporate partner Calum Jones was taken away by Dumfries and Galloway Police along with three men from Lancashire. The police moved to intercept a meeting at […]

The Lawyer HR Awards 2008

Following its stunning debut last year, The Lawyer HR Awards is set for its second year. The Lawyer‘s editor Catrin Griffiths and Andy Brown, the managing director of organisational consulting at YouGov, will jointly chair a panel of judges which includes Vernon Bryce, the head of Emea HR for Kenexa; Carol Kavanagh, group HR director […]

Dickinson Dees leader steps down

Dickinson Dees‘ managing partner of 10 years Neil Braithwaite has stepped down and Jonathan Blair, who has been with the Newcastle firm since 1989, will take over the reins. Braithwaite has presided over a fivefold increase in turnover to £56m and had followed an aggressive expansion strategy across Yorkshire and into London. Blair was optimistic […]

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