Obituaries

Paris
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Hogan Lovells pays tribute to Paris associate Valentin Ribet

Hogan Lovells has paid tribute to Valentin Ribet, a litigation associate in its Paris office who was killed at the Bataclan concert hall in the terrorist attacks on Friday night. In a statement the firm said: “This is an awful tragedy and hard for any of us to truly comprehend. We are shocked by both our […]

Pinsent Masons
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Pinsents mourns death of litigation head James Bullock

Pinsent Masons is mourning the loss of the head of its litigation practice, James Bullock, who died on Monday (14 September). Bullock joined Pinsent Masons’ legacy firm KLegal from Ashurst in 2000, where he founded one of the UK’s first specialist tax litigation practices. He then took on the role of head of risk advisory services […]

London Gherkin Thames

News UK general counsel Paul Chinnery dies aged 48

Paul Chinnery, general counsel for News UK and former director of legal and commercial affairs at Channel 5, died this weekend after a battle with cancer. News UK’s CEO Mike Darcy paid tribute to the man whose determination and empathy during his battle with cancer “was humbling, and an inspiration to us all”. “Paul was […]

Phil Michaels
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Former Friends of the Earth legal head Phil Michaels loses cancer battle

The former head of legal at Friends of the Earth, Phil Michaels, has died after a battle with cancer. Michaels served as the environmental charity’s head of legal for a decade, winning legal fights on issues such as environmental impact reporting, climate change impact, and access to justice (27 February 2006). He left the charity […]

Stephen Lloyd, Bates Wells Braithwaite
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Bates Wells Braithwaite mourns former senior partner Stephen Lloyd

Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced the “untimely” death of former senior partner Stephen Lloyd, who was killed on Wednesday (20 August) in a boating accident while on holiday in Wales. Lloyd joined the firm in 1984 as a partner from an in-house role in the insurance industry. He began his career at legacy Freshfields. Formerly […]

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The bar mourns Sir Ian Brownlie QC

The sudden death of Sir Ian Brownlie QC has left the world of international law mourning the loss of one of its most prominent figures.

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