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Why clients and Generation Y are turning away from clever branding

It’s official. Clients are becoming oblivious to law firm branding, as they turn their focus to expertise, quality of service and relationships instead. Evidence of this change was present in Acritas’ 2015 US law firm brand index, which showed Skadden at the top of an increasingly crowded list for the fourth time. The same trend […]

Matrix, Monckton and Blackstone triumph as tribunal rules against GCHQ for first time

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has declared that the legal framework governing UK intelligence services’ receipt of communications intercepted by the NSA violated Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The ruling marks the first time the tribunal – which considers complaints brought against GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 – has ruled […]

Ogier managing associates called to the Guernsey bar

Bryon Rees and Christopher Jones, managing associates of Ogier, were called to the Guernsey Bar on Monday 2 February 2015.  Rees and Jones have successfully completed the Guernsey Bar exams and the Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, which requires three months’ study at Caen University in Normandy. 
 Rees joined Ogier in 2005 and […]


Fladgate hires three Locke Lord partners in largest-ever lateral move

Fladgate is bringing in its largest-ever batch of lateral hires, with a total of five partners joining the firm in the space of a fortnight. The Covent Garden firm’s hires include a team of three from newly merged Locke Lord Edwards (12 January 2015). Real estate and finance partner Daniel Polden, corporate partner Graham Spitz […]

Magnusson opens China-Baltics trade route with Hong Kong launch

The path between China and the UK may be a well-trodden one, but the one between China and the Baltics is less so. That’s about to change if expansionist Swedish firm Magnusson, which has just added Hong Kong to its network after tying up with two-partner firm Odebjer Fohlin , gets its way. The launch […]

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