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Prof neg silk takes tenancy at 4 New Square

Construction and professional negligence silk David Sears QC is to take up tenancy at 4 New Square from next week. Sears, who has been a member of Atkin Chambers since 2007, took silk in 2003.  He said: “It’s been a hard decision to leave Atkin Chambers, but I believe that the variety of work at […]

Ashurst makes rare senior appointment

Ashurst has made the first hire into its City corporate department since 2008 with the capture of Nabarro financial services regulation head Rob Moulton. Moulton joined Nabarro as a partner in 2005 from Linklaters, where he had been a senior associate. He will work alongside international regulatory group head James Perry to grow Ashurst’s non-contentious […]

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Top corporate practices fend off worst effects of slump

For the UK’s top corporate practices 2009-10 was very much a case of plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, with dealflow still in decline and competition for the work that remains as tough as ever. Linklaters” src=”Pictures/web/q/s/y/parr_150.gif” /> Jeremy Parr, Linklaters Revenues for the top 20 corporate practices dropped by an average of […]

Work Life Quiz: Barry Russell, Bingham McCutcheon

What was your first-ever job? Working for a vending machine company during summer vacations. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? I was left a ­voicemail from a partner at 10pm on a Sunday night after ­returning from ­holiday saying I had to be in New York at a closing the next morning. Unfortunately […]

Pinsents staff: what I did on my holiday

When national firm Pinsent Masons convened meetings in July 2009 to offer staff the opportunity to take extended leave in return for 80 per cent pay, commercial property associate Paul Kenny and corporate associate Eleanor Tinnelly jumped at the opportunity. The couple, who met at Pinsents and who are due to get married this year, […]

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