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Lloyd's of London

BLM senior partner Mike Brown re-elected to oversee international expansion strategy

BLM’s 200 partners have unanimously reappointed senior partner Mike Brown to the role or a second three-year term. As senior partner Brown is in charge of leadership, development and promotions at the firm. He is also chair of the firm’s executive and partnership boards and leads BLM’s strategy and policy as well as heading up […]


Dentons, HSF, KWM and Slaughters among eight firms to win FSCS panel spots

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has revealed its new legal panel, worth £12m over the next three years. Eight firms have been appointed to the panel, which will be reviewed in three years. It may be extended by one year in 2018, based on performance. The panel is made up of four lots: core FSCS […]

House husbands, gender imbalance and divorce law

The case of a ‘house husband’ being granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal over a financial settlement in divorce proceedings has re-opened the gender argument in family proceedings. Rupert Nightingale a freelance photographer and stay-at-home husband and father was awarded a lump sum of £300,000 together with £50,000 a year maintenance as […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells reports turnover increase, profit decline for non-US business in 2013/14

Hogan Lovells saw its revenue from outside the US rise above £600m in 2013/14, but net profit dropped by 3.5 per cent compared to the previous year. The firm’s International LLP accounts, filed with Companies House this week, also reveal that chief financial officer (CFO) Richard Olver has left Hogan Lovells. Washington DC-based tax practice […]


Alliance Boots legal chief Pagni scoops top job in wake of Walgreen merger

Walgreens Boots Alliance has made former Alliance Boots legal counsel and chief administrative officer Marco Pagni executive vice president (VP) and global chief legal and administrative officer of the newly combined business. The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014 (7 August 2014). Alongside Pagni’s promotion yesterday (2 […]

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