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Addleshaw Goddard latest to moot contract lawyer initiative

Addleshaw Goddard is in the process of establishing a contract lawyer offering in the mould of those set up by Eversheds, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Pinsent Masons before them. According to Addleshaw Goddard managing partner John Joyce the project has been on the table for sometime but kicked into action six months ago when […]


European M&A – Mergers rising

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share. The past few years have been stormy to say the least for European M&A. But finally in 2014, some rays of sunlight were starting to break through. According to Thomson Reuters, there […]


Litigation funding – From alternative to mainstream

Litigation funding continues to gain in popularity and the market is diversifying. Have you seen any fallout yet from Lord Justice Christopher Clarke’s October decision to hand indemnity costs in the Excalibur case to the litigation funders? What do you think the impact will be for the industry? Tim Hardy, commercial litigation head, CMS: The […]


Freshfields moots Manchester low-cost hub for legal and support services

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is planning to join City rivals with the launch of a low-cost shared services hub in Manchester, it has emerged. The magic circle firm is undergoing a consultation to move a number of its legal and support services from Fleet Street to Manchester city centre, with a number of landmark properties under […]

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