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Lewis Silkin to open Cardiff base with Welsh government backing

City firm Lewis Silkin has announced that it is opening an office in Cardiff, making it the firm’s third office in the UK after London and Oxford. The new office, which is set to open on Monday 19 November, will initially focus on employment law issues. London-based employment partner Lucy Lewis is due to relocate […]

Peter Hasson
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Clydes moots second Saudi launch as firm posts half-year turnover hike

Clyde & Co is considering launching a second Saudi Arabia base in Jeddah, as it emerges that the firm has delayed transferring partner Ben Cowling to the country’s capital Riyadh amid a logistical hitch. The firm opened in Riyadh in 2009 through an association with with Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily (6 April 2009) and is contemplating setting […]

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Who will rid us of the zombie firms?

Since the summer of 2011 there have been 19 mergers involving major UK firms. Not all have been visionary: our lengthy study of the most recent deals examined some of the more questionable dynamics (The Lawyer, 29 October). Last week was notable less for consolidation than for failed consummation. Field Fisher Waterhouse and Osborne Clarke […]

Tony Angel
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DLA Piper puts 251 in consultation across UK as firm mulls Glasgow closure

DLA Piper has put 251 staff in consultation in one of the biggest rounds of redundancies yet in the UK legal market’s recent spate of layoffs. The firm has confirmed it is considering closing its Glasgow office, its defendant insurance practice and bringing into one place its document production unit following a review of its […]

Turcan Connell hires family law duo from Maclay Murray & Spens

Scottish private client firm Turcan Connell has hired a senior family law team from Maclay Murray & Spens to join its Glasgow office, which opened just over two months ago. Noel Ferry, head of family at Maclays, has joined Turcan Connell’s Glasgow office as a senior associate alongside senior solicitor Roger Mackenzie. Ferry specialises in […]

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