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The speed read: #MeToo, partner moves and the rise of the Independents

No, #MeToo hasn’t gone away. Over the last few months we’ve heard revisionist voices claiming that #MeToo was a set of over-reactions to a disappearing problem, but what have we here? Not one, but two further developments this week. A Clyde & Co partner has left the firm over ‘inappropriate behaviour’, while Simmons & Simmons’ investigation […]

Simon Levine

The speed read: DLA and CC elections, and life after the magic circle

Elections have been the theme of the last week, with two firms kicking off significant contests. First, DLA Piper, where it currently looks like Simon Levine won’t have much of a fight on his hands to be returned as managing partner. Nominations for candidates close today, and unless one of DLA’s big-shots is pulling the […]

The Lawyer City 50

The speed read: City 50 unveiled, A&O after Dagg and LOD’s US plan

There are three things that keep City managing partners awake at night. First, the US firms. Second, tech and New Law. And third, Brexit. This week saw all three issues in the spotlight. The extent of US firms’ growth in London was shown by the unveiled City 50, The Lawyer’s ranking of US and UK […]


Close Brothers begins hunt for new GC

Merchant bank Close Brothers has kicked off its search for a new general counsel, as it was announced that Elizabeth Lee would be retiring as the company’s legal head at the end of July 2019. Lee joined Close as general counsel in September 2009 and was further appointed as a director in August 2012. Prior […]

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