While The Lawyer’s annual Top 20 cases heralds star QCs at the top at their game, it also unearths the next generation of the Bar. Here’s how One Essex Court juniors have fared since appearing in the list.
3VB’s Christopher Harris QC, who was elevated to silk at the start of 2019, has carved out a strong reputation in investor-state arbitration and the enforcement of treaty awards. He spent much of 2018 leading on substantial investment treaty claims against Bulgaria, Poland, Azerbaijan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. Two cases have involved significant submissions on […]
Allen & Overy has represented retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone on its sale to private equity buyer Lone Star. The magic circle firm’s team was led by corporate partner Richard Browne, with competition partner Alasdair Balfour and employment partner Paul McCarthy also acting. The firm’s lead senior associate was Harriet Stephenson. In the sale […]
Another finance lawyer has left Allen & Overy for Cahill Gordon & Reindel, as the US firm presses ahead with growth in the City. The expansive London office of the US firm is taking on partner Joydeep Choudhuri. Choudhuri was made up to partner this year and has been at the firm for more than […]
Osborne Clarke has brought in a new restructuring partner to its London office. The firm has taken on Douglas Hawthorn, who until now was a partner in the banking, restructuring and insolvency practice of Michelmores. There, he had a leadership position as co-chair of its international committee, as well as an external role as vice-chair of […]
Ashurst has started a new project to expand the hours spent by lawyers on NewLaw projects to 10 per cent of their billable time by 2023. The project, called ‘legal transformation programme’, will set a target to ensure lawyers increase the amount of hours in which they use the firm’s Ashurst Advance innovation offering on […]
The former longtime leader of DWF, Andrew Leaitherland, is setting up a new venture, five months after he left the listed firm. Leaitherland has set up a new company called Arch Law, as a vehicle to provide legal solutions through partnerships and NewLaw offerings. It marks his first business venture since his CEO baton at […]
DLA Piper has joined the growing list of firms paying back money borrowed through the UK Government’s job retention scheme, while all of its furloughed staff will return at the end of October. The firm furloughed a number of people within its UK property and workplace team at the beginning of April, though it did […]