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Clydes’ Manchester fraud head takes 17-strong team to Keoghs

Clyde & Co’s Manchester fraud head Damian Ward is to take a team of 17 to Keoghs after quitting the firm in the summer. The insurance fraud team is expected to join the rival Manchester firm in the coming weeks, following in the footsteps of Clydes’ former Manchester head Dene Rowe. Clydes inherited the Manchester […]

Charlotte Taggart

Lockton International general counsel exits for RPC

Lockton International general counsel Charlotte Taggart has left the broker for private practice, becoming a corporate insurance partner at RPC. Taggart will join the firm’s corporate insurance practice on 1 January following four years in-house with Lockton, which she joined from RSA in January 2009. In 2010 she oversaw the company’s conversion to an LLP […]

Norton Rose hires Allen & Overy IP litigator

Allen & Overy (A&O) IP litigator Huw Evans is set to leave the firm to join Norton Rose as a partner. Evans, who focuses on patent litigation, moved to the magic circle outfit in 2009 from Wragge & Co alongside DLA Piper IP partner Neville Cordell (22 June 2009). The hire follows news of Norton […]


Work Life Quiz: Steve Ryan, SA Law

What was your first-ever job? Stagehand at the local theatre. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Wandering into my principal’s office without a counsel’s notebook and pen. His reaction taught me never to do that again. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in […]

Mr Justice Tugendhat

High Court dismisses claim against Evening Standard as “attempt at extortion”

Mr Justice Tugendhat has slammed a claimant who attempted to sue London Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan calling the case an “attempt at extortion”. Throwing out the claim the High Court judge said the dispute, alleging breach of confidence, or misuse of private information, was a “breach of process”. Claimant Peter Abbey instructed lawyers at […]

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