Clyde & Co has snagged three partners from Norton Rose Fulbright, as the firm bulks up in Melbourne. Nicole Wearne, Ganga Narayanan and Mark Attard have joined Clydes from Norton Rose, expanding the firm’s contentious and non-contentious insurance work. Wearne acts for local and overseas insurers in professional indemnity, class action defence and management liability. […]
The news that the Serious Fraud Office had won the court’s approval for a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) worth nearly €1bn with global aerospace company Airbus SE will give its investigations into bribery and corruption a massive boost. But what is a DPA and is it just a way for companies to “buy themselves out of trouble”? Paul Magrath of ICLR explains.
Courtroom dramas often show nervous whistle blower employees stealing company documents or trench coated figures bugging phones to obtain that key bit of evidence which will crack the case wide open. However, despite the good intentions which might be behind such actions, is illegally or covertly obtained evidence actually admissible in court? If so, what […]
As law firm leaders debate a return to the office, others are still preoccupied with questions of pay and – in some cases – mere survival. Here are the key takeaways. Where Slaughters leads, others will follow Slaughter and May has cut salaries for newly qualified solicitors to a measly £87,000. What can you say […]
Ashurst and Eversheds Sutherland have seen through the sale of struggling Italian restaurant Carluccio’s, after it fell into administration nearly two months ago. Carluccio’s brought in FRP as its administrators in late March, with Ashurst restructuring partner Drew Sainsbury taking the lead from the firm. Today it was announced that Boparan Restaurant Group will take […]
Slaughter and May has reduced salaries for newly qualified solicitors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NQs qualifying in September will now receive £87,000, a reduction on the £92,000 base salary that this year’s crop take home. The news was first reported in RollonFriday. Salaries often drop in times of recession. For example, NQ pay […]
Pearson’s general counsel is leaving the education publisher to join GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business. Bjarne Tellmann – who has been Pearson’s GC for six years – is joining GSK where he will take up the role of senior vice president and general counsel from July. Tellmann joined Pearson in 2014 from the Coca-Cola company, where […]
KPMG has pulled off a three-strong hire to bolster its burgeoning UK legal consulting unit, as it looks to take on a growing number of large-scale mandates that have been flooding its lawyers since the Covid-19 crisis hit. The unit is the UK version of KPMG’s global legal operations and transformation service (LOTS), which supports […]