UK Interest

Olivia Wyld, Freshfields

Freshfields’ client delivery group head exits firm

The global head of Freshfields’ client delivery group, based in Manchester, has left after 20 years at the firm. Olivia Wyld joined Freshfields in 2004 as a trainee and continued to work as an associate in the corporate team until 2015. Wyld then relocated to Manchester and took on the role as head of the […]

Phone vs Whatsapp: UK200 firm assesses lawyer-client communication

Junior lawyers at regional outfit Howes Percival are being encouraged to adopt a greater range of communication methods with clients, as firms seek to address generational differences between associates and partners. The firm, with locations across Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Norwich and Oxford, said it is responding to changing behaviours in both clients and associates. It is encouraging its […]

Browne Jacobson hires EY team as it aims to double London headcount

Browne Jacobson has taken a team of five lawyers, including two partners, from EY in London as it looks to grow in the UK capital. Rowan Armstrong and Alex Mason are both commercial tech specialists. They are set to join Browne Jacobson in June, along with a legal director and two associates. Both Armstrong and Mason […]


The move to greener offices: Clarke Willmott collects commuting info from staff

Clarke Willmott is assessing the environmental footprint of its offices, with the firm collecting information on its staff’s route to work and an expected relocation in Cardiff. The firm is gathering data from its employees to improve the accuracy of emissions data that the firm holds. A survey has been created with the firm’s consultants, […]

Marine team Hill Dickinson

Hill Dickinson hires six-strong team from Clydes

Hill Dickinson has secured another team hire, taking a group of six from Clyde & Co in Newcastle. Shipping partner Stephen Mackin has made the move along with five other colleagues. Mackin joined Clyde & Co in 2017, before which he spent nearly 25 years at Eversheds Sutherland. A former seafarer himself, Mackin specialises in […]