Freshfields to phase in 50% work-from-home policy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to phase in a new agile policy that will allow its UK workers to work from home up to 50 per cent of the time, joining a raft of law firms that are revolutionising how they operate in light of the pandemic. Once lockdown restrictions lift, professionals in the magic circle […]

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Second Reed Smith partner departs for in-house role

A Reed Smith partner is leaving the US firm’s London outpost to join the in-house legal team at Glencore Energy. Partner Karen Ellison will leave the firm after just over a year as a partner, having been made up in 2020. A lawyer in the energy and natural resources group, she joined as a trainee […]

WFW ventures into Sydney as Withers exits

Watson Farley & Williams has opened an office in Sydney on the back of a team hire from Withers’ Sydney and Singapore offices. WFW has expanded its global footprint by opening an office in Sydney, its first base in Australia. The new office will be headed by corporate partner Robert Williams, who was previously Withers’ […]