Simon Levine

DLA strives for stability with another two years for Levine

DLA Piper’s Simon Levine has had his leadership term extended until 2024, meaning he will be in the post for two years longer than was anticipated. Following a vote, Levine’s tenure as managing partner has been extended till 31 December 2024. The firm said that the extension follows a recommendation from its international board to […]

High Court gives green light to £12m negligence claim against DLA Piper

DLA Piper has failed to stay proceedings in a multimillion-pound professional negligence claim brought by a former client, with the case now set to proceed through the High Court in London after a jurisdictional challenge. Since the hearing, DLA has changed counsel from 4 New Square’s George Spalton and Joshua Folkard to a QC and […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Pinsent Masons’ Fred Banning

Name: Fred Banning Firm: Pinsent Masons Role: Head of corporate communications Read his Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a grad trainee? Well, not as a trainee but as a junior PR account executive at Kysen PR, I remember being dispatched to Wells Street to collect some back copies of The […]

Quinn Emanuel snags Simmons’ UK disputes chief

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has recruited Simmons & Simmons’ UK head of dispute resolution, in the US firm’s first lateral hire of 2021. Paul Baker joins Quinn’s London office, bringing expertise in financial disputes and investigations. Other leadership roles have seen Baker lead Simmons’ London contentious asset group and reputation management practice. Prior to […]