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This week The Lawyer reported that Cobbetts is to make 40 fee-earners redundant – its second wave of redundancies this year – while Blake Lapthorn is in discussion with 43 members of staff and Finers Stephens Innocent with a further 6 real estate fee-earners plus support staff. This follows on from the previous week’s news […]

Fountain Court signs up Bar Council chairman

Bar Council chairman Timothy Dutton QC is set to become Fountain Court Chambers new head of chambers, replacing Michael Brindle QC. Dutton, who was called to the Bar in 1979 and took silk in 1998, will assume his new role on 1 October when Brindle’s five-year term ends after standing unopposed. Brindle will remain at […]

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Eversheds hires Heller chief for Hong Kong” />Eversheds has recruited Heller Ehrman Asia chief Nick Seddon to launch an office in Hong Kong. Seddon, who starts at Eversheds next week (1 October), leaves Heller just seven months after joining the firm from DLA Piper where he also headed the Asia practice. Seddon will spearhead the […]

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