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, […]

Analysis

billable hours

The speed read: what you need to know about the market this week

When Wayne Rooney landed at Manchester United in 2004, the story went that it wasn’t because Sir Alex Ferguson needed another striker, but because Newcastle had put in a bid for the young Evertonian and he couldn’t countenance seeing such an exciting talent anywhere else. That brings us to this week’s news that former SFO […]

Featured briefings

Gowling WLG appoints customs and trade specialist in its international trade team

By Bernardine Adkins, David Lowe, Kieran Laird International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its international trade team with the appointment of Ursula Johnston as Director, Customs and Trade. Ursula joins from Ernst & Young, where she was the Brexit lead for their Customs and Trade (EMEIA) group. As an experienced customs and export controls […]

Schoenherr advises Aves One AG on a senior facility refinancing

Schoenherr successfully advised Aves One AG (“Aves One”) on its EUR 155m senior facility refinancing by entering into a new facility agreement with significantly improved commercial terms arranged by a consortium of leading German banks. As a result of this transaction, Aves has managed to optimise its financing structure and reduce its annual interest payments. “We […]

Gowling WLG partners with CCGSD to support trans and non-binary individuals

By Roberto Aburto, Peter J. Lukasiewicz Gowling WLG is proud to announce a national partnership with the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) that will see the two organizations offering support for trans and non-binary individuals seeking to change the gender markers on their official identification documents Led by Ottawa-based Gowling WLG partner Roberto Aburto, […]

No5 Barristers Chambers’ Jonas Hankin secures murder conviction

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ crime specialist Jonas Hankin QC has secured a murder conviction for the sexually-motivated killing of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling. Richard Bailey, 41, was handed a life sentence with a minimum 29-year jail term for the murder of the mother-of-two. Unemployed Bailey, who was arrested in Coventry earlier this year, had denied charges of […]

TLT hires BT regulatory affairs director to launch regulatory consultancy service

By James Touzel TLT has hired Stuart Murray, former director of regulatory affairs at BT Consumer, as a partner in its London office to launch a regulatory affairs consultancy service. The service will enable digital businesses to anticipate, influence and prepare for regulatory changes and issues concerning public policy, government affairs, regulatory affairs, regulatory finance […]

Gowling WLG appoints new IP partner in Montreal

By Sebastien Gardere, Pierre Pilote Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome Sebastien Gardere as a partner in its Montreal office and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Advertising & Product Regulatory groups. Working across multiple sectors, Gardere advises clients on a range of matters pertaining to advertising and marketing law, with an emphasis on trademarks […]

Two No5 Counsel see acquittal of manslaughter charge

Two No5 Counsel have secured an acquittal for a man facing a manslaughter charge over the death of a Nuneaton pensioner. Michael Duck QC led Simon Hunka for the defence in the case, which saw Adam Matthew Johnson, 29, of Tudor Road, Nuneaton, charged with unlawfully killing 72-year-old Michael Wood at the pensioner’s home in […]

Ogier will sponsor Guernsey Insurance Forum 2018

By Bryon Rees, Michelle Watson Bunn, Charlotte Brown Ogier is pleased to sponsor the Guernsey Insurance Forum 2018, taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 11 October at Banking Hall in London. Hosted by Guernsey Finance, the forum will feature a keynote speech from Karl Hennessy, CEO of Carrier Solutions – Aon, and two panel […]

Two No5 counsel act for the prosecution in prison drone drugs trial

Michelle Heeley QC and Antonie Muller, both of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, have opened the prosecution in a trial which sees five people accused of using drones to smuggle drugs and mobile phones to prisoners. Lee Anslow, 31, Shane Hadlington, 29, Stella Deakin, 40, Paul Ferguson, 27, and Stefan Rattray, 28, are all on trial at […]

No5’s Abid Mahmood represents BH Limited in Civil Penalty appeal

The Home Office was ordered to pay £10,000.00 costs following a hearing at Reading County Court before HHJ M Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge. Abid Mahmood appeared for BH Limited. He had contended that the Home Office had wrongly brought proceedings under the Immigration and Nationality Act 2006 and had wrongly issued a Civil Penalty Notice. There […]

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

Register now

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here