Online April 2016

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DLA Piper makes up 48 partners in bumper round

DLA Piper has made up a record 48 partners, including 14 in the UK and 18 in the US. Corporate saw the largest partner intake yet again, with 12 partner promotions. The firm’s disputes practice saw 10 partners made up and real estate gained seven new partners. There were five promotions in tax, four in […]


CMS promotes 12 women in 31-strong round

CMS has continued its trend of strong female promotions, making up 12 women in a total promotions round of 31 lawyers globally, the equivalent of 39 per cent of the total new partners. The new partners have been promoted across 22 offices worldwide with the firm’s German offices receiving the highest number at six partners. CMS’s […]

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Eversheds promotions 2016: Women make up 42% of round

Eversheds has made up 26 lawyers to its international partnership with female lawyers representing 42 per cent of this years round. Of the 26 lawyers made up across all of Eversheds’ offices 11 are female lawyers. This proportion increases in the firm’s UK offices where eight out of the 17 lawyers made up are women, […]

Cancer Research UK to restructure legal team

Cancer Research UK is consulting on plans to restructure its legal team for the first time in six years. The changes could affect each of the three arms of the charity’s 15-strong legal team, The Lawyer understands. A number of lawyers in Cancer Research’s fundraising legal team are expected to be elevated to senior legal counsel as a result of […]


Turnover up 16 per cent at Harper Macleod

Scottish firm Harper Macleod has reported a 16 per cent rise in turnover for the 2015/16 financial year, with the figure increasing from £22.1m to £25.7m. This is the first full-year results since Harper Macleod took over private client practice Bird Semple and represents a return to form for the firm, which essentially had flat […]

HFW promotes nine to partnership in shipping-focused round

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has made up nine lawyers to its partnership in a round heavily focused on the firm’s shipping and aviation practices. Shipping received the largest number of new partners with three of its lawyers being made up while HFW’s aviation practice saw two made up. The remaining partners sit with the firm’s commodities, […]

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RPC makes up three to partner in latest round

Insurance specialist RPC has promoted three lawyers to its partnership in its 2016 promotions round, boosting its corporate, intellectual property (IP) and construction teams. RPC traditionally promotes low numbers to its partnership. Last year the firm saw four lawyers made up to partner while in 2013 the partnership increased by three. The three new partners are corporate […]

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