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Andrew Wass

Work Life Quiz: Andrew Wass, Withers

What was your first-ever job? Postman in Sydney. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Attending a house eviction only to find that I knew the family being evicted. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office? General office. What time do you […]

Simon Konsta

BLG disputes head defects to Taylor Wessing

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert commercial disputes head Julian Randall has quit the firm to join Taylor Wessing along with litigation partner Andrew Howell. It comes just weeks after Taylor Wessing raided the firm for its financial services chief Tim Strong (4 October 2010). Randall leaves the firm after more than two decades. BLG has launched […]

Norton Rose boosts Australia team with hire from Jones Day

Norton Rose Australia has boosted its banking practice in Perth with a partner from Jones Day. Herman Yip, who is Norton Rose Australia’s eighth lateral hire this year, began his career at Freehills and then moved to Norton Rose’s Singapore office in 1999 before leaving to join Jones Day’s partnership in Singapore in 2006. Yip […]

Garrigues promotes 19 as turnover rises to €352.8m

Spanish firm Garrigues has reported turnover of €352.8m (£314.27m), a 5.5 per cent increase on 2009. The firm announced the figure, which includes revenues from both legal and tax services, at its partners’ meeting in Madrid today. The figure is an €18.5m increase on last year’s turnover. The firm has also announced the promotion of […]

Gill Phillips

Lawyers talk tactics in the battle for equality

Should those who face the glass ceiling seek change within their own organisations, or is it more effective to work from the outside? This was a question senior lesbian lawyers attempted to answer at a relaunch last week of legal lesbian and bisexual women’s network, the Women’s Initiative. “If you’re a round peg, don’t try […]

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