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BLM latest firm to shake up working culture with office move

Ahead of its move to new premises in Fenchurch Street in March, BLM has confirmed that it is formalising a flexible working programme that will make it possible to house 350 staff in an office with capacity for nearer 300. BLM, not generally known for its tendency to break with tradition, says the move was […]


BLM offers all London staff flexible working contracts

BLM is offering a flexible working programme for all its staff in London as the firm consolidates its two offices into one location.  BLM will reduce the space it occupies in London with the combination of two offices into a single City location on Fenchurch Street in a move scheduled for between 6 and 10 […]


Fried Frank wins CVC as private equity client thanks to hires of White and Oates

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has advised on a first-time mandate for private equity house CVC Capital Partners, following a number of strategic lateral hires. The firm advised the London-based private equity giant on its acquisition of software company Wireless Logic from ECI Partners.  The debut instruction for Fried Frank follows its hire of […]

Rory O'Brien

RPC kicks off management consultancy business with Towers Watson hire

RPC has hired Towers Watson risk consulting and software chief Rory O’Brien to launch a management consultancy business, which will trade as RPC Consulting. O’Brien joined RPC on Monday (9 February) as a partner and a member of the firm’s management board. RPC managing partner Jonathan Watmough described O’Brien’s hire as “a statement of intent” […]

No5 Chambers’ Sarah Buckingham secures conviction of historical abuse teacher

Marcus Marcussen, a 91-year-old retired teacher who worked at a Birmingham school has been found guilty of 25 counts of indecent assault on boys. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard that pupils were abused during and after PE lessons, and at a swimming club, when Marcussen worked at the school between 1945 and 1983. The investigation […]

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