Online August 2014

Matt Byrne

Why you need to be more agile

Next month The Lawyer Management conference and awards rolls into town. Over the next few weeks in the run-up to the conference we’ll be looking at some of the operational themes it will be covering, we well as the awards categories in more detail. On 22 October law firm leaders of all shapes and sizes […]

Matt Byrne

Why you need to be more agile

Next month The Lawyer Management conference and awards rolls into town. Over the next few weeks in the run-up to the conference we’ll be looking at some of the operational themes it will be covering, we well as the awards categories in more detail. On 22 October law firm leaders of all shapes and sizes […]

BuckleySandler keeps it cosy

London’s shining attractiveness as a disputes centre and global jumping off point is showing no sign of dimming, at least according to Andy Sandler, chair of financial services and financial crime boutique BuckleySandler. Sandler’s firm has just opened up shop in the UK with a US law-only offering staffed with a single partner, Jamie Parkinson, […]

Jonathan Ames

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 7 September 2014

The release of private pictures of Silver Linings Playbook and Hunger Games film star Jennifer Lawrence – along with the unauthorised posting of shots of other celebrities – has reignited issues around cloud technology and privacy. The story has moved quickly over the last few days – with reports suggesting that the media storm had […]

Shoosmiths partners take part in ice-bucket challenge for Macmillian

Manchester-based partners at Shoosmiths have become the latest professionals to take part in the ice-bucket challenge for cancer charity Macmillan. Three partners from the Manchester office, including office head Harold Brako, took part in order to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. So far, the ice-bucket challenge has helped to raise more than £1m for […]

Eversheds’ Gerda Diniūtė participates in private equity and venture capital event

Gerda Diniūtė, senior associate at Eversheds, is participating in the third annual Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations’ Symposium, which is due to take place in Lithuania on 27–28 August. A number of private equity and venture capital industry professionals, practitioners, specialists and amateurs are expected to gather to share their knowledge, experience and […]

DLA Piper’s Ian Taylor appears on the Daily Record’s ‘Very Important Professionals’ list

DLA Piper has announced that Baltimore partner Ian Taylor has been selected to The Daily Record’s list of ‘Very Important Professionals’. The annual VIP list recognises Maryland leaders across various industries who have achieved significant professional accomplishments and are committed to community involvement. The list consists of 40 individuals under the age of 40 at law firms, hospitals, […]

Travelodge

Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and K&E advise on £520m sale of Travelodge hotels

Irwin Mitchell, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis have played key roles in the sale of 144 Travelodge hotels, owned by the company’s biggest landlord Prestbury, to Goldman Sachs, GoldenTree Asset Management and Avenue Capital. The £520m deal places the property portfolio in the hands of the consortium that owns Travelodge having bailed the company […]

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Brethertons appoints new CEO after 28 per cent boost in revenue to £11.1m

Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue. The firm’s CEO swap comes after a boost of 28 per cent in revenue from £9.03m to £11.1m in the 2013/14 financial year. That followed […]

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Birketts, Clydes, Simpson Millar subject of SRA scam warnings

Birketts has been exposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as the subject of a scam after members of the public received emails purportedly from the UK Border Agency advising them to send money to the firm. Recipients of the email were asked to contact Niamh Carrick in relation to applications for employment in the […]

4 August 2014

Top 10 stories, 22 August – 28 August 2014

Bonuses, court battles and Belfast – the last week on the web has prompted plenty of comments as the legal news keeps coming in. The story receiving the most hits last week was the sad news of the death of Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Stephen Lloyd in a boating accident. A number of people left tributes […]

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Minter Ellison’s Tony Harrington: “Collaborate, innovate and inspire”

Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular. “We’re building our culture around three verbs: collaborate, innovate and inspire,” he muses. “We have to collaborate within the firm to bring the best […]

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