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Triple partner hire for DWF

7th February 2014

Business law firm DWF has boosted its real estate practice with a three-member partner hire for its London office. The hire includes that of former Lawrence Graham real estate finance partner Iain Thomas, Wragge & Co…

Parabis hires Pannone group head

6th February 2014

Having left Manchester law firm Pannone in December last year, former chief executive for the firm David Jabbari has accepted a position with Parabis that will see him launch a series of regional firms. Having left…

Interim head of legal at Shell announced

6th February 2014

Multinational oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell has announced its human resources and corporate officer Hugh Mitchell as its interim head of legal. Mitchell is to take over legal responsibility for the company on a…

In-house to take over legal sector

5th February 2014

Solicitors Regulation Authority research has found the number of in-house solicitors in the country to have doubled in the past 14 years to a record of 25,600. It is believed that the rise in this division of the sector…

Hogan Lovells recruits for new Joburg centre

4th February 2014

December will see the major international firm Hogan Lovells launch a South African business services centre in Johannesburg, following a merger with South African practice Routledge Modise. The new service is due to be…

More women to take leadership roles in law

3rd February 2014

In a recent interview, the leading City firm Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) soon to be joint chief executive said that the firm is looking to further its support for women in positions of leadership; Sonya…

Fees rise with activity in public M&As

3rd February 2014

As the UK M&A market sees a surge in activity, lawyers are thought to be pocketing matching fees, totalling an impressive £38. 9 million in the second half of 2013 - a 44 percent increase on the first half of…

41 Keoghs solicitors could be looking for new jobs

31st January 2014

Insurance claims firm Keoghs could make 41 of its legal staff redundant as its counter-fraud team undergoes a restructure. The redundancies could affect a number of offices, with the company’s Coventry base set to…