Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

SDT rules that former Freshfields partner did not coerce, manipulate or abuse “position of seniority”

The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) today ruled that an ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner did not abuse his position of seniority to engineer a “sexual encounter” that took place in 2016 with a former junior colleague, while also describing the incident as a “one-off”. During a previous trial that took place in October, the Solicitors Regulation […]

Linklaters real estate veteran lands at new firm

Linklaters’ real estate veteran Mark Burgess-Smith has resurfaced at Farrer & Co. Burgess-Smith joins Farrers as senior counsel after a career spanning three decades at the magic circle firm, where he specialised in commercial real estate. He joined Linklaters in 1988 after training at Druces & Attlee (now Druces) and made partner in 1996, following […]


Dentons strikes again at Irish firm for Dublin office growth

Dentons has targeted William Fry again to boost its new Dublin office. William Fry’s former head of corporate Shane O’Donnell joins Dentons, less than a month after it poached fellow corporate partner Eavan Saunders. Dentons became the latest global player to open in the Republic of Ireland when it launched its Dublin office in January, […]