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Vodafone UK has named a former Eversheds Sutherland litigator as its new general counsel following the recent departure of Helen Lamprell. Andy Yorston will be taking the reins as of 1 October after being promoted from head of legal. He previously led the company’s compliance department during his 11 years at Vodafone. Lamprell’s exit was […]
Linklaters has increased its newly-qualified lawyer salaries once again, making it the highest-paying firm at this level across the magic circle. The rate for NQs has now hit £107,500 with a discretionary performance bonus. It marks the second rise since, last July, the firm confirmed it would be increasing its newly-qualified solicitor salaries in London […]
Dentons has picked up two practice managers (PMs) from Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells, as part of a wider management reshuffle. A&O’s former senior finance manager Kate Jansen will join as practice manager for Dentons’ banking and finance division, while Hogan Lovells’ former senior business improvement manager James Markham will take on the same […]
Clyde & Co will face a trial over breach of duty allegations made against the firm, after the High Court only partially struck out an £18.7m claim brought by two self-storage businesses. This was confirmed in a recent ruling from HH Judge Davis-White QC, who released Deloitte as a defendant in the case but retained […]
Back in 2006, The Lawyer highlighted six UK firms that were hot on the heels of the magic circle, including Hogan Lovells, Ashurst and Herbert Smith Freehills. Now 15 years on, we look at how they’ve fared. The findings are revealed in this month’s City Signal report, focusing on data in the new UK 200 which, taken […]
As Clifford Chance’s partnership whittles down candidates for the managing partner role, there are widespread concerns the final list will lack female candidates, sources told The Lawyer. The consultation stage of the nomination process means that partners are now poring over names that were submitted in initial phases. Sources told The Lawyer that the first […]
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