Clifford Chance staff and fee-earners are being encouraged to use their training hours on technology development, with the firm unveiling a new global programme focused on coding, blockchain and cybersecurity.
Tributes have been paid to Latham & Watkins’ Madrid office head Juan Picón, the former senior partner of DLA Piper, who has sadly passed away. Latham has not yet commented on the news, but Picón posted on LinkedIn a week ago of a “new challenge”, which was understood to have referred to his cancer diagnosis. […]
Howes Percival’s revenue has grown for a fifth successive year. The Northampton-founded firm has recorded turnover of just over £21m for 2018/19, up 5.1 per cent on last year’s £20.1m. Profit, meanwhile, increased by 4 per cent. Chair of the firm Tessa Haskey said: “This last financial year has been a period of sustained recruitment […]
A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal this October, after his application to dismiss allegations of misconduct were thrown out. The decision means that the case against restructuring partner Ryan Beckwith will now be heard for 10 days later this year, with evidence from the complainant lasting for three days. A […]
The HM Treasury has settled a £1.25bn damages suit brought against it by an Iranian Bank over sanctions imposed by the UK Government in 2009 because of alleged links to Iran’s nuclear programme. The sanctions imposed on Zailwalla & Co’s clients, Bank Mellat, prevented it doing business within the UK financial sector. The two parties have […]
Stephenson Harwood has managed to push up its average profit per equity partner (PEP) in the latest financial year, reporting a rise of 9 per cent after a two year slump. The firm’s PEP has reached £727,000 for the financial year 2018/19, having dropped below £700,000 in 2017/18. Despite surpassing £700,000, the latest PEP doesn’t […]
The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has been accused of “contaminating” evidence as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ryan Beckwith attempts to get his sexual misconduct hearing dismissed. Beckwith appeared in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in April over allegations of non-consensual sex after a firm event. Two, as yet unproven, allegations were brought against him. […]