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Government rejects judicial demands for costs council

The government has rejected Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals for a costs council despite senior judges calling for the end of the hourly rate. Justice minister Helen Grant said yesterday that the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs (ACCC) set up in 2007 to advise on costs issues was to be disbanded with its responsibilities transferred to […]

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Mayer Brown exodus continues as reinsurance litigator heads to Locke Lord

Mayer Brown has seen another partner departure from its City base, with high-profile reinsurance litigator Ian McKenna leaving to join US rival Locke Lord. McKenna, who has been a partner at Mayer Brown since 2003, is set to join the Texan firm’s London office as the third partner in an insurance group that currently includes […]

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DLA Piper scores hire of Leeds construction duo from Addleshaws

DLA Piper has hired two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including the latter’s head of contentious construction. Mark Hilton, who currently splits his time between Leeds and London, and Leeds-based Simon Palmer will both join DLA Piper as partners in its London and Sheffield offices respectively. Both partners join DLA Piper’s real estate group as part […]

Milbank continues hiring spree with addition of Norton Rose litigator

Norton Rose is the latest firm to be raided by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, with the US headquartered firm hiring financial disputes partner Charles Evans. Milbank has made a series of lateral hires in recent months. In August The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters projects partner Clive Ransome was to join the firm (24 August […]

Hoyng Monegier boosts Amsterdam with Hogan Lovells hire

IP boutique Hoyng Monegier has picked up Hogan Lovells partner Carla Schoonderbeek, less than 18 months after she joined the international firm from Nauta Dutilh. Schoonderbeek joins Hoyng Monegier’s Amsterdam office as a partner along with lawyer Bart Jong, who becomes a counsel at the firm. The duo were part of a team that moved […]

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