UK Legal News


The AA plc announces new GC
Posted 29 September 2014

Mark Millar has joined the AA plc as general counsel  and company secretary.  Millar joins from Domino’s Pizza Group, having previously worked for Allen & Overy.  Read more here. 

BLM to launch in Northern Ireland
Posted 26 September 2014

BLM is set to merge with Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors. The merger will add eight partners to BLM's roster, across three offices in Belfast, Londonderry and Dublin.  Read more here.

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin makes civil fraud hire
Posted 24 September 2014

Ian Hargreaves is set to join King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin from Addleshaw Goddard in London. Hargreaves is recognised by Chambers UK for his expertise in the Fraud: Civil section. Read more here 

Squire Patton Boggs makes arbitration hire
Posted 22 September 2014

James Barratt has joined Squire Patton Boggs from O’Melveny & Myers in London.  Barratt is recognised by Chambers UK in the international arbitration section.  Read more here.

Watson, Farley & Williams set for Dubai launch
Posted 19 September 2014

Watson, Farley & Williams has announced the opening of an office in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Finance partner Andrew Baird has relocated from London to head up the office. Read more here.

Thomas Eggar makes corporate hire
Posted 19 September 2014

Dean Drew is to join Thomas Eggar from Bond Dickinson in Southampton.  Drew is recognised by Chambers UK for his corporate/M&A expertise.  Read more here.

Shearmans makes private equity hire
Posted 18 September 2014

Ben Rodham is set to join Shearman & Sterling from Addleshaw Goddard in London.  Rodham is recognised by Chambers UK  for his private equity expertise.  Read more here.

Bingham McCutchen London office defects to Akin Gump
Posted 17 September 2014

The entire London office of Bingham McCutchen is set to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.  The team houses a number of Chambers UK recognised partners, including James Roome, Barry Russell and Helen Marshall.  Roome is set to become senior partner of the Akin Gump London office.  Read more here. 

Ince & Co grows competition offering
Posted 17 September 2014

Philippe Rutley is set to join Ince & Co from Fieldfisher in London.  Rutley is recognised by Chambers UK in the London Competition Law section.  Read more here.

Irwin Mitchell adds to South Coast office
Posted 17 September 2014

Claire Howard is to join Irwin Mitchell from BL Claims in Southampton.  Howard is recognised by Chambers UK in the Southampton Personal Injury section.  Read more here. 

Mills & Reeve and FIDAL announce alliance
Posted 16 September 2014

UK firm Mills & Reeve and French firm FIDAL have signed a new memorandum which will enhance both firms' international reach. Read more in English here and French here.

Boodle Hatfield announces new senior partner
Posted 15 September 2014

Sara Maccallum is set to become the new senior partner of Boodle Hatfield in London.  Maccallum is recognised by Chambers UK in the London: Private Client section.  Read The Lawyer coverage of this story here.

Linklaters hires new Corporate head for London office
Posted 15 September 2014 

Linklaters appoints Stuart Bedford as the London corporate head as part of a management reshuffle, to take immediate effect. Bedford is recognised by Chambers Global for his foreign expertise in the Indonesia: Corporate and M&A section. Read more here.

Bristows adds Outsourcing expert
Posted 11 September 2014

Chris Holder has joined Bristows from Bird & Bird in London.  Holder is recognised by Chambers UK for his expertise in the Outsourcing section.  Read more here. 

Boies Schiller makes arbitration hire
Posted 11 September 2014

Wendy Miles is set to join Boies Schiller from WilmerHale in London.  Miles is recognised by Chambers UK for her expertise in the International Arbitration section.  Read more here.

Greenberg Traurig Maher makes tax hire
Posted 11 September 2014

Graham Iversen is set to join Greenberg Traurig Maher in London from Slaughter & May.  Iversen is recognised by Chambers UK for his expertise in the Tax section.  Read more here.

Forsters appoints new senior partner
Posted 9 September 2014

Forsters has announced that Smita Edwards is to become the firm’s next senior partner.  Edwards is recognised by Chambers UK for her real estate expertise.  Read more here.

Morgan Lewis makes Private Equity hire
Posted 8 September 2014

David Ramm has joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius from Edwards Wildman Palmer in London.  Ramm is recognised by Chambers UK in the Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment section.  Read more here.

Bristows adds IP expertise
Posted 5 September 2014

Theo Savvides is set to join Bristows from Osborne Clarke in London.  Savvides is recognised by Chambers UK for his intellectual property expertise.  Read more here.

Fladgate adds civil fraud expert
Posted 4 September 2014

Steven Mash is set to join Fladgate from Crowell & Moring.  Mash is recognised by Chambers UK for his expertise in civil fraud.  Read more here.

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