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Linklaters and Travers Smith post improved trainee retention rates

Linklaters has upped the retention rate for its September-qualifying trainees this year to 93%, an improvement on 2013's figure of 87%.

23 Jul 2014 | 17:12 | secure


inner image Stephenson Harwood drafted in as counsel to jailed ex-Leeds MD Haigh

Stephenson Harwood has been hired to defend former Leeds United managing director and former GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh, now in his ninth week in a Dubai jail.

23 Jul 2014 | 14:44 | secure

inner image Financials round-up: Withers revenue boosted, Trowers grows profits despite fee income drop

Revenue at Withers grew 4.7% in the last financial year, up from £117.8m to £123.3m, while Trowers & Hamlins suffered a drop in turnover for the second straight year.

23 Jul 2014 | 11:48 | secure

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Slaughter and May appoints fourth new Hong Kong partner in 2014

Slaughter and May has made its fourth partner appointment in Hong Kong this year, as the firm continues to invest in its Greater China business.

23 Jul 2014 | 09:56 | secure

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Clifford Chance launches Middle East graduate training schemes

Clifford Chance (CC) has become the first magic circle firm to launch graduate training schemes in the Middle East.

23 Jul 2014 | 00:17 | secure

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Linkedin hires ex-Skadden lawyer and Yahoo! legal head as GC

LinkedIn has appointed former Yahoo! legal chief and one-time Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom lawyer Michael Callahan as its new general counsel.

22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 | secure

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Pinsent Masons looks to double revenue target for flexi lawyer service

Pinsent Masons will double its fee income target from its freelance lawyer service Vario after client demand vastly outstripped original expectations in the first 18 months of the scheme.

22 Jul 2014 | 11:17 | secure

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Olswang pulls plug on Middle East plans as UAE opening shelved

Olswang has shelved plans to open in the United Arab Emirates, having last year eyed what would have been its first venture into the Middle East.

22 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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RPC blames profit drop on increased investment

RPC has posted a 10% drop in profit per equity partner (PEP) for 2013-14, despite an increase in revenue at the firm.

21 Jul 2014 | 12:50 | secure

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Squire Patton Boggs to consolidate duplicate offices in NY, Washington, Riyadh

Squire Patton Boggs is planning to consolidate its offices in New York, Washington and Riyadh by the end of the year as integration of the two legacy firms gathers pace.

21 Jul 2014 | 03:47 | secure

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Herbert Smith and Freshfields advise as Liberty Global buys stake in ITV

Herbert Smith Freehills and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on US cable giant Liberty Global's £481m purchase of a stake in ITV.

21 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Revealed: Ashurst approached Sidley Austin for merger talks amid Blakes tie-up

A small group of Ashurst partners, including former senior partner Charlie Geffen, engaged US firm Sidley Austin in early merger talks last year, Legal Week can reveal.

21 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Dentons adds new Ghana association after parting ways with former ally

Dentons has formed a tie-up with Ghanaian firm JLD & MB Legal Consultancy replacing previous local ally Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah.

18 Jul 2014 | 12:09 | secure

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BT Global legal chief David Eveleigh to join Serco as general counsel

David Eveleigh, the general counsel of BT Global Services and former Ashurst lawyer, is to join private security giant Serco as group general counsel and company secretary.

18 Jul 2014 | 11:34 | secure

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No partners to leave as Charles Russell and Speechly begin integration process

No partners will leave Charles Russell or Speechly Bircham when the two firms merge this November, the incoming management team has said.

18 Jul 2014 | 08:39 | secure




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