Public sector and local authority

Blackstone reveals trio of hires after recruitment pause

Three barristers have joined Blackstone Chambers, including a public law silk from Doughty Street. The set had paused targeted recruitment juniors but has now started to hire again with two joiners from Littleton Chambers and Cloisters. The set had also paused targeted recruitment of commercial juniors at the outset of the pandemic but this has […]

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DAC Beachcroft hires four-strong team from DWF

DAC Beachcroft has hired four lawyers from DWF’s London office into its public sector liability team. The hire includes John Palmer, who was a partner at DWF for almost 10 years. He will join in September, while David Weir, Hazel James and Sehresh Jan will join this month. Weir was a legal director at DWF […]

North West England

North West Legal Consortium appoints 14 firms to new panel

The North West Legal Consortium has reduced the number of advisers on its £15m-worth panel. Ashfords, Brown Turner Ross Solicitors, Blake Morgan and Anthony Collins are no longer part of the panel. By contrast, BLM was appointed for the first time. Like the previous roster, the renewed four-year panel is also divided into five sections […]

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Bindmans launches legal challenge against UK Government over PPE guidance

Bindmans is representing two doctors who have brought a legal challenge against the UK Government over PPE guidance. Acting for doctors Meenal Viz and Nishant Joshi, the firm sent a pre-action letter to the UK Government concerning the lawfulness of the PPE guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health […]

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Linklaters and Slaughters win panel places for Welsh Water

Linklaters, Eversheds Sutherland and Slaughter and May are among the ten firms to have secured contracts for DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig, or Welsh Water. A total of 24 contracts have been awarded – with six going to Eversheds. The firm has been awarded contracts in corporate, employment, competition, data protection, construction and health and safety. Both […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers counsel at centre of landmark ruling

By Ramby de Mello Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers represented parents who have been fighting for the right to protest against LGBT equality teaching in a Birmingham primary school. Ramby de Mello represented Shakeel Afsar, his sister Rosina Afsar and Amir Ahmed who contested the need for an injunction to restrict street protests around Anderton […]