Public sector and local authority

Duncan Weir

Bevan Brittan revenue reaches £44m in sixth consecutive year of growth

Bevan Brittan has posted its sixth year of consecutive growth, posting a 12 per cent increase in turnover from £39.2m to £44m. Net profit stood at £9.6m last year, up from £7.8m the previous financial year. Average profit per equity partner increased from £313,000 to £443,000 – a phenomenal rise of 43 per cent. The firm […]

Rod Freeman, Cooley

Freeman, Rod – Cooley

Product liability lawyer Rod Freeman’s move from Hogan Lovells to Cooley was more than just your average lateral hire. By joining one of the world’s top technology-focused firms, Freeman was offering a glimpse into the future. How so? Partly because while Cooley is a relatively new player in Europe, as a tech firm through and […]

A picture of David Green QC who worked at the Serious Fraud Office, to illustrate The Lawyer Hot 100 Career Quiz with David Green QC career

Green QC, David – Serious Fraud Office

A tumultuous 2017 for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) provided new opportunities to shine for director David Green QC. In his last full year in charge of the body, critics and admirers alike have cited his more “muscular” approach to litigation as a sign of the body’s ongoing success. Securing the future of the SFO […]

Trevor Griffith, Sharpe Pritchard

Griffiths, Trevor – Sharpe Pritchard

Sharpe Pritchard partner Trevor Griffiths was propelled into the limelight in 2017 following the much-reported school attendance and holidays in term time case. Judicial review expertise Isle of Wight Council v Platt was expedited to the Supreme Court in January 2017. From there the debate turned on the definition of ‘regular’ attendance at school. Griffiths, […]


Featured briefings

Walker Morris achieves success in Planning Law Survey national rankings

The Walker Morris Planning & Environment Team has been ranked 7th in the ‘Highest Rated Planning Law Firms‘ for 2018 in the national annual Planning Law Survey, having consistently achieved high national rankings in the past. The Planning Law Survey is an in-depth report highlighting the solicitors, law firms and barristers that are considered the leading planning law […]

Victoria Bradley joins Walker Morris’s energy, infrastructure and government team

Law firm Walker Morris is continuing to expand its nationally leading Energy, Infrastructure & Government Team with the appointment of Victoria Bradley as a Director. Victoria joins the Walker Morris team which has advised on over £3 billion worth of projects in the last three years, delivering nationally significant infrastructure and energy projects around the […]

Annual Planning Seminar 2018

On Monday 26th March 2018, No5 Barristers’ Chambers will hold its Annual Planning Seminar at the ICC in Birmingham. The key-note theme will be “Revving-up the Midlands Engine” delivered by Gareth Bradford. Keynote speaker: Gareth Bradford, Director of Housing and Regeneration at the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) – Gareth oversees implementation of the WMCA’s plans […]

Gowling WLG calls for openness on future of infrastructure

A month on from the UK Government announcing that it will boost the UK’s digital infrastructure with over £1bn of public investment, international law firm Gowling WLG is calling for public and private sectors to be open to new ideas and ready to support new technologies when it comes to developing our infrastructure for the […]

Elliot Gold’s fifth successful employment action where claimant withdraws claim

Elliot Gold represented Avon and Somerset constabulary in a major whistleblowing and sex-discrimination claim. A police officer claimed that he had been subjected to 27 detriments over nearly three years. After his cross-examination by Elliot, and on the third day of the nine-day hearing, the Claimant withdrew his claim. Elliot went on to secure a costs order […]

Geoff Wild, Invicta Law, local authority legal service

Wild, Geoff – Invicta Law

Invicta Law chief executive Geoff Wild, Kent’s former head of legal, has spearheaded public sector law service’s transformation. Invicta Law’s journey from troubled in-house legal team to profitable alternative business structure providing a commercial service to local government bodies has been 20 years in the making. It culminated in 2017 with Invicta Law – formerly […]

Kiran Bhogal Hill Dickinson

Bhogal, Kiran – Hill Dickinson

After arriving from Weightmans in January 2016, Kiran Bhogal was given the remit of creating a health practice of note within Hill Dickinson. Two years on from her arrival, she is doing just that. A steady 2016 became an excellent 2017 involving a landmark case taken to the Supreme Court, N v ACCG, and chairing […]

Jessica Gladstone, Clifford Chance

Gladstone, Jessica – Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance partner Jessica Gladstone is on the Brexit front line, advising clients on the complex issues that have arisen since the vote. Her experience negotiating multilateral treaties and representing the UK at the UN (in a past life she was a legal adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) makes her one of the […]


Pension Protection Fund chops panel from 23 to six in latest review

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has cut its panel from 23 to just six in its latest review, The Lawyer can reveal. The firms that have won a place on the streamlined panel are Gowling WLG, DWF, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown and Osborne Clarke. The new panel consists of two lots: […]

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