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The Smoking Goat, Soho

Nicky Richmond regrets not taking wet wipes to the Smoking Goat in Soho. For the wings. I don’t really feel like being vomited on, says my dining companion, as we spot someone who has had way too many drinks for a Tuesday lunchtime, nay for any lunchtime, arguing with the double doors, dangerously close to […]

No5 Chambers’ Richard Kimblin acts in planning dispute

No5 Chambers’ Richard Kimblin has acted for the secretary of state in Oxfordshire CC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which the council challenged an inspector’s finding that a monitoring fee was not compliant with regulations.   In a detailed consideration of the origin and operation of Regulation 122 Mrs Justice Lang dismissed the […]

Singapore

Withers looks to strike it rich with $748.8bn Singapore’s new elite

It’s early days, but one clear trend to emerge so far in 2015 is that Singapore is the place to be. It’s just over a month into the new year and so far we’ve already seen Reed Smith launch a corporate practice in Singapore (12 January 2015) and Norton Rose Fulbright relocate its Asia-Pacific energy […]

Matt Byrne

Booming flex market means more career options

Today’s news that turnover at LOD has risen by 500 per cent over the past four years is not only good news for the Berwin Leighton Paisner-backed flexible resource offering. It is a vindication of a model that has moved from the niche to the mainstream. As one reader of TheLawyer.com posted today, “if [all […]

Wonga plumps for Capquest legal head Flynn as new general counsel

This week we learnt that Wonga has appointed debt management company Capquest Group legal boss Bill Flynn as its new general counsel. Flynn’s appointment follows two senior departures from the pay-day loan company’s in-house team. In June 2014 general counsel Lucy Vernall quit to join internet lender Funding Circle. Vernall is understood to have reported […]

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