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Kim Koopersmith elected chair of Akin Gump

16th October 2012

There have been some big changes at litigation firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld after it was announced that Kim Koopersmith has been elected as the chair of the Texas-based company. Formerly the US Managing…

SJ Berwin announce engagement improvement plans

15th October 2012

The international law firm has announced a dramatic shakeup to improve engagement between both staff and partner, plans that will garner great attention from lawyers all over the country. The firm, SJ Berwin, is to get…

London firms instructed to advise on Rangers FC AIM flotation

12th October 2012

Two major London firms have been asked to give advice to Rangers Football Club as they look to launch their flotation on the Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. Although the Scottish club are far from…

Subway hot food VAT appeal bid dismissed

11th October 2012

A judge has dismissed an attempt by the fast food chain Subway to launch an appeal against HM Revenue & Customs regarding the recent rise in VAT on some hot takeaway products. The bid, which was brought by a…

In-house department launched by Poundworld to reduce costs

10th October 2012

The budget retail outlet chain Poundworld have launched their own dedicated in-house legal department with the aim of reducing the amount of money they currently have to spend on hiring advice from external private…

Insurers Direct Line plan ABS efficiency switch

9th October 2012

One of the UK’s biggest insurance firms, Direct Line, have announced that they are strongly considering launching themselves as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in the near future, in a move which they…

Leading firm outlines goal of improving partner gender balance

9th October 2012

One of the UK’s leading law firms, headquartered in both London and New York, has announced that it plans to affect a significant rise in the number of female partners on its books over the next ten years. Newly…

Weight Watchers launches tender process for healthcare panel

8th October 2012

The multinational dieting company Weight Watchers have announced the launch of a lucrative tender process which will see them introduce a new healthcare panel overseeing the legal aspects of its European operations. A…