Clydes and Deloitte urge High Court to throw out breach of duty claims

Clyde & Co and Deloitte are attempting to strike out claims against them by arguing that the case is covered by a previous settlement agreement with Barclays Bank. A three-day hearing took place last month to consider the defendants’ application, as they called on the court to dismiss allegations of the “utmost gravity against professional […]

Amazon senior counsel joins Health Data Research UK

An Amazon senior corporate counsel has been appointed head of legal at Health Data Research (HDR) UK to set up its legal function. Cassandra Smith joins HDR UK, the national institute for health data science, as head of legal and member of the executive committee. In the role, she will lead the development of HDR […]

Dechert unveils 50:50 home-working plan

Dechert’s management has told its staff that they are expected to spend in the office at least half of their working hours from the autumn, as it also encouraged everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine ahead of the return to the premises. At the same time, the firm will allow lawyers to choose where and […]

bonus money

Farrers tops up bonus pot by £2.5m

Farrer & Co multiplied bonuses for staff on the back of a year that saw the firm’s revenue hit £80m. Revenue at the private client and family specialist climbed 10 per cent from £72.8m to £80m. This means that Farrers has added £20m to its topline since 2017/2018 when revenue broke the £60m mark. Average […]

Allen & Overy

A&O unveils 30-strong round of partner promos

Allen & Overy has made up 30 partners in its latest round of promotions, including 10 in London. The promotions represent 16 offices across the firm’s global network, with the City taking a third of the spots. Last year 10 City partners were also promoted in London, while 14 made the cut in 2018. The […]