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Counselling comes in-house at Hogan Lovells

21st February 2014

As UK law firms look to improve the state of their mental health support, Hogan Lovells has brought its counselling service in-house in order to make the service more accessible to its staff. With the move, staff at…

Poundland IPO led by Freshfields

20th February 2014

London-headquartered, international firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the high-profile mandate to advise retail chain Poundland on their hotly anticipated IPO. The IPO will consist of the partial selling of…

Confidence grows for London legal recruitment

19th February 2014

According to the latest findings, for the first time in six years there is a substantial increase in optimism across the legal recruitment sector in London. Results have found that lawyers of City firms have received…

Ruling on life sentences revealed

18th February 2014

A ruling that life prison sentences are legal and not in breach of a person’s human rights has been made at a court of appeal hearing in London.   The ruling was determined by a panel of five judges led by…

Pizza Hut and KFC legal panel announced

18th February 2014

Yum! Brands, the company behind the restaurant chains KFC and Pizza Hut, has announced Clyde & Co and Eversheds as advisors on their new legal panel.   The two firms form a quarter of the UK panel, which also…

Flexible resource scheme implemented at Baker Botts

17th February 2014

Global firm Baker Botts is launching a new flexible working scheme from its London office to combat outsourcing to a range of other UK firms in sub-contracts. The scheme will start with the firm’s London office and…

Plebgate libel latest

14th February 2014

British Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell, who was at the centre of the Plebgate saga that attracted widespread media attention, has returned to his legal representation of Graham Atkins from Atkins Thomson and David…

Legal panel of Crown Estate up for review

13th February 2014

The Crown Estate is to review its legal panel and is set to make a final decision in May this year. The rural panel currently consists of Bristol-based firm Burges Salmon and national firm Clarke Willmott but both will…