Obituary: Fred Banning

Fred Banning, one of the legal sector’s most popular communications professionals, has died after a lengthy battle with illness. He passed away on the evening of Friday 19 May, leaving behind his wife Lesley and his sons Ollie and Charlie, to whom he was a loving husband and father. Diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer […]

K&E’s star debt finance team leaves firm

A debt finance team of four City partners, led by Neel Sachdev, are exiting Kirkland & Ellis.  It is understood that the four are moving to Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, less than  two weeks since news broke that Paul Weiss’s London managing partner Alvaro Membrillera would move in the other direction to K&E. Sachdev […]


Suspended Axiom Ince partner files claim against SRA

A suspended partner from Axiom Ince has filed a lawsuit against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and its intervention agent, Gordons. Shyam Mistry was one of three partners who was suspended from Axiom Ince earlier this month as he was accused of failing “to comply with the rules made under sections 31 and 32” of […]