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BLM launches new marine offering with Greenwoods team

BLM has launched a new marine insurance team with the addition of legacy Greenwoods partner Gemma Pearce and two other fee-earners from Parabis’ defunct Bristol office. Parabis closed its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation last month. This team was among the 41 staff affected (1 October 2014). Parabis has since cut […]

Managing partner latest: three-man race at Pinsents; Berg at OC

Pinsent Masons kicked off a contested managing partner election this morning, with three high-calibre heads of department up for the role. The firm announced three candidates; head of property Adrian Barlow, head of banking and restructuring John Cleland, and former McGrigors managing partner Richard Masters are the three contenders vying for the top spot. This […]

WorldPay scoops Barclays lawyer as new GC

It’s been all change in the retail banking sector over the last week.  Payment processing company Worldpay harked back to its traditional banking roots this week to snap up former Barclays lawyer Mark Edwards. Meanwhile, over at Lloyds Banking Group Jennifer Neilsen was appointed as general counsel on the retail side following the departure of […]

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Iceland general counsel quits for role at Sinclair Pharma

Iceland general counsel and company secretary Jayne Burrell has resigned from her role at the supermarket chain to become group general counsel and company secretary of pharmaceutical company Sinclair Pharma. Burrell will leave Iceland at the end of the year, after over three years as general counsel, general secretary and trustee of Iceland Foods Charitable […]

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McDermott Will & Emery names 33 new partners, three in London

McDermott Will & Emery has named 33 new partners for 2015, three of them in its London office. McDermott’s new London partners are corporate associate Eleanor West, private client associate Dhana Sabanathan and international tax practice associate Matthew Herrington. The new partners were drawn from 12 practice groups in 12 of the firm’s offices worldwide […]

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