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BG legal chief instructs alma mater A&O on Origin battle

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters have won mandates on the A$13.6bn (£6.6bn) takeover battle for Australian-listed gas company Origin Energy. In the latest of a series of natural resources mega-deals, UK oil and gas giant BG Group, represented by A&O, saw its bid rejected at the eleventh hour by Origin, but has not ruled […]

JLD to elect new executive committee

The Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society (JLD) has launched elections for a new executive committee. It is understood that the majority of the current committee will be standing down to follow new opportunities though some will stand to run for another term. Current JLD president Kat Gibson, who is an in-house lawyer at […]

Blackstone restructures as it expands into new space

Blackstone Chambers has undertaken a shake-up of its management structure as the set completes its building expansion. Practice manager Julia Hornor is to become Blackstone’s first chambers director – a newly created role to focus on marketing and strategic development. Hornor will be assisted by former deputy editor of The Lawyer Mat Swallow, who rejoins […]

Web week

The Lawyer’s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer. com. What with the credit crunch hitting and economic doom and gloom on every horizon, jobs can be few […]

Green-eyed? Naive? You’re missing the point, Kevin

I read with interest Kevin Wheeler’s opinion article (The Lawyer, 2 June) on Eversheds‘ The Law Firm of the 21st Century report, which was conducted by me and my team at RSG Consulting on behalf of Eversheds. It is a far-ranging study of FTSE250 and investment bank clients and UK top 25 lawyers. Mr Wheeler […]

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