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Custody time limits and why they matter

David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]

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DLA bulks up in restructuring with Paul Hastings hire

DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]

Hogan Lovells hires longtime operational head from Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells has hired from Clifford Chance to fill a new London-based senior operations role. The firm has brought in Oliver Campbell, Clifford Chance’s global head of client service solutions, who will become head of practice operations. The position will see Campbell support legal practices as they face logistical challenges, adopt new technology and seek to […]

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Addleshaws recruits second finance partner from McDermott

A partner from McDermott Will & Emery’s finance practice has left the firm after 18 months for Addleshaw Goddard. Rachel Kelly, who specialises in structured finance and debt capital markets, moves to Addleshaws with fellow lawyer Kerry Pettigrew, who joins Addleshaws as a legal director. Kelly was one of the first partners to depart the […]

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McDermott ups the ante in City disputes with WFW hire

Watson Farley & Williams’ disputes head is leaving for McDermott Will & Emery, as the US firm states its ambitions to expand its litigation team in the City. Andrew Savage has led WFW’s disputes practice for more than a decade, joining the partnership in 2004 having arrived at the firm fours years earlier from legacy […]

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