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Eversheds and Addleshaws unveil slimmed-down partner promos

Eversheds Sutherland and Addleshaw Goddard have announced reduced promotions rounds, with 22 and nine freshly-minted partners respectively. Eversheds has cut back on its partner promotions after two enlarged rounds, with 22 lawyers making the grade. Last year after the firm announced its biggest ever promotions round, promoting 38 partners. In 2019, 27 were made up. […]

Listed group CEO sets out vision for £30m Memery Crystal deal

RBG Holdings’ £30m acquisition of Memery Crystal could lead to a working separation at the listed company as CEO Nicola Foulston lays out her plans to split contentious and non-contentious work between brands. Foulston told The Lawyer that her long-term idea for the group is for Rosenblatt to take control of disputes and for Memery […]

Visibility and growth: How GCs can motivate their teams

The mass adoption of working from home has thrown a lot of management practices up in the air. General counsel had to work out the best ways to motivate and organise their team on the fly. At The Lawyer’s Smarter Working Week event, Caroline White-Robinson, head of knowledge management at Shoosmiths, hosted a roundtable that […]

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Clifford Chance finalises long-term remote working plans

Clifford Chance has approved a long-term UK remote working policy, as it prepares to give its lawyers access to the upper floors of its Canary Wharf tower. Everyone at the firm will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of 50 per cent of their hours, with the remaining percentage being devoted […]

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Simmons’ next senior partner sets out strategy

The new senior partner at Simmons & Simmons is looking to accelerate its innovation initiatives and expand in TMT, as he sets out his vision for the firm. Julian Taylor was crowned as the firm’s next senior partner last April, following in the footsteps of outgoing leader Colin Passmore. The employment partner is to take […]

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