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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…

National Grid reviews legal advisors

31st January 2014

Multinational electricity and gas utility company the National Grid is set to review its current panel of legal advisors with an assessment of their existing 16-firm panel with regard to value for money and…

In-house interim legal jobs on the rise

30th January 2014

According to a recent article analysing the role of the interim general counsel, there has been a sharp increase in recent years in the number of high profile companies recruiting on a temporary basis before filling…

Grimason leaves Lafarge for Travis Perkins

29th January 2014

British building materials company Lafarge Tarmac has lost its general counsel, Deborah Grimason, to builder’s merchants Travis Perkins. The appointment comes as the national builders merchants chain sees its…