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CC Singapore alliance with WongPartnership rocked by resignation

The JOINT venture between Clifford Chanceand the Singapore-based WongPartnership is hanging in the balance after the resignation of a key senior corporate partner. Suet Fern Lee, who heads a 30-strong corporate department at the WongPartnership, resigned on 4 October after six years at the firm. Her departure threatens the joint venture between the UK and […]


National Power demerges UK business. National Power advised by Linklaters (Tim Clarke).


Unlike undergraduate degrees, vocational courses such as the LPC, BVC and CPE/PgDL are exempt from government subsidy. The LPC can cost as much as £7,025 and the BVC a staggering £8,200. It’s no surprise, then, that funding is one of the most pressing questions facing young lawyers. In a world without subsidy, students have to […]


Davies Wallis Foyster has hired former Addleshaw Booth & Co corporate finance partner Andrew Needham. Needham quit Addleshaws in 1998 to set up his own company DataGroup, but has now decided to return to private practice. Needham will be based in Davies Wallis Foyster’s Manchester office. Berwin Leighton has won out against CMS Cameron McKenna […]

Berrymans rocked by six-partner defection

Berrymans Lace Mawer has lost more than half of its Liverpool-based commercial department to a rival North West firm. Brabner Holden Banks Wilson is taking on six equity partners – Sandy Gill, Terry Montague, Andrew Scorah, Neil McBurney, Jacqueline Lloyd and Jeff Gillbanks – who are expected to leave Berrymans by the end of the […]

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