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 […]


Featured briefings

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers succeeds in judicial review

James Berry appeared in judicial review challenge to the decision of a police misconduct panel not to dismiss a police officer who the panel found had attempted to kiss a vulnerable member of the public while he was on duty. James argued that the panel had acted unlawfully by failing to follow the correct approach to determining disciplinary action […]

Schoenherr establishes a new Healthcare & Life Sciences group

Schoenherr has established a new Healthcare & Life Sciences group to provide more comprehensive advice to clients active in the healthcare sector. Florian Kusznier, corporate/m&a partner and Andreas Natterer, dispute resolution partner and President of the European Food Law Association, will jointly lead the team, building on many years of expertise in this field. The […]

Ogier advises lenders on the development of the Finlaggan gas field

Ogier has advised on the £170 million development of the Finlaggan gas field in the North Sea by Zennor Pathway Limited. An Ogier team led by partner Simon Dinning and senior associate Oliver Richardson has advised on the Jersey law aspects of the financing for the development. The Finlaggan gas field was discovered in 2005 […]

Ogier advises Merian on £100m launch and listing

By Craig Cordle, Michelle Watson Bunn An Ogier team has advised Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited, a newly incorporated Guernsey registered investment scheme, on its initial public offering and admission to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. A team led by Group Partner Craig Cordle and senior associate Michelle Watson Bunn […]

TLT advises EHRC on inquiry into housing for disabled people

The inquiry, which began in 2016, looked at whether accessible and adaptable housing is fulfilling disabled people’s rights to live independently. Debbie Reynolds, associate in the planning and environment team and Kane Kirkbride, partner in the housing team, advised the Commission on four main areas, including: Its response to the government consultation on a standardised […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers helps in prosecution in a murder trial

Michael Duck QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, is leading the prosecution in a murder trial following the death of a schoolboy. Ozell Pemberton, a former pupil at Greenwood Academy in Castle Vale, was fatally knifed outside McDonald’s in Sutton Coldfield in May this year following an earlier incident between two groups of youths. Two people […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers advises in Manchester City Council v P and R case

Conrad Hallin is currently representing Manchester City Council in the widely reported case of Manchester City Council v P and R in which a young autistic woman with an obsessional interest in Asian men has been found by the Court to have capacity to marry and engage in sexual relations, but to lack capacity to decide whether […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers represents Ministry of Justice against unfair dismissal claim by former prison officer

Jack Feeny, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, has successfully represented the Ministry of Justice against an unfair dismissal claim brought by a former prison officer. Diane Ward, 55, claimed she had been unfairly dismissed from HMP Nottingham because she had made 100 security information reports relating to large quantities of drugs being smuggled into the prison […]

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