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Major firms and in-house teams to improve diversity

28th January 2014

An online platform that looks to connect law firms with potential candidates and improve the diversity of the legal sector has caught the attention of City and national firms, as well as a number of high profile in-house…

Calls for in-house lawyers to improve cyber security

27th January 2014

The worldwide technology company Unisys’ general counsel has called for more in-house lawyers to get involved in their business’ cyber security policies, as this is an aspect of business that is becoming key. …

Norton Rose to work with McLaren in-house team

24th January 2014

The McLaren Group has dropped Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie in favour of global firm Norton Rose Fulbright to source the company’s legal advice. The group’s legal advisor has made the decision to work…

Report slams MoJ plan to increase court fees

23rd January 2014

An internal government review by the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has found the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) assessment of ‘enhanced court fees’ to be ‘not fit for purpose’. The…

In house legal moves for Gold Fields

22nd January 2014

A leading mining company, Gold Fields of South Africa, has learnt of the resignation of their general counsel Michael Fleischer, who is to step down from his post on 31st January. Fleischer has held the role at Gold…

Increased profits for law firms as economy recovers

21st January 2014

With the economic recovery continuing apace, law firms look to be steadily rebuilding their profitability as the country enters a more stable financial climate.   The 14th Financial Benchmarking Survey, a study…

Legal director and Company Secretary quit Betfair

20th January 2014

The major online betting company Betfair has lost its legal director, Justin Hubble, just months after the resignation of the business’ Company Secretary, Martin Cruddace. Both men were at the company for a period…

Rupert Choat back to Atkin Chambers after 15 years

20th January 2014

After 13 years with multinational law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, the construction disputes head at Rupert Choat is to move back to his first legal employer, Atkin Chambers. Choat is reported to be taking on a full-time…