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  • March 07, 2024

    Spring Budget 'Severely Lacking' Investment In Justice

    The Law Society has urged the government to direct more funding to the justice system and build public confidence in it, saying the investment unveiled in the spring Budget is "severely lacking."

  • March 07, 2024

    TLT Hires Tech, IP And Data Partner From Ashurst In London

    TLT LLP has recruited a new partner from Ashurst LLP to its technology, intellectual property and data team in a move it said on Thursday will help it grapple with "huge demand" for advice in these areas.

  • March 07, 2024

    TLT Sets Goal To Have 50% Female Partners By 2029

    U.K. law firm TLT LLP said Thursday that it aims to reach gender parity among its partners by 2029, after it reached its target of having 33% female partners in 2023, two years ahead of schedule.

  • March 06, 2024

    Pinsent Masons Pledges To Improve Support On Mental Health

    Pinsent Masons LLP has pledged to make "positive and lasting" changes to the way it tackles mental health issues in its workforce, after former partner Vanessa Ford died while suffering a crisis after working long hours on a high-profile deal.

  • March 20, 2024

    Fried Frank Hires 3 Private Equity Pros From Goodwin Procter

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has said it has snapped up three partners from Goodwin Procter LLP to join its London mergers and acquisitions private equity practice.

  • March 06, 2024

    Dentons Says Client Checks Adhered To Relevant AML Rules

    Dentons told a tribunal on Wednesday that the Solicitors Regulation Authority's case accusing the firm of breaching money laundering regulations by failing to adequately investigate a former client's wealth is based on current regulations rather than those in force at the time.

  • March 06, 2024

    Invoice Outfit Oddr Expands Into Asia With Pickering Pearce

    Oddr, a Silicon Valley-based invoicing platform for the professional services industry, announced on Tuesday its expansion into the Asia-Pacific regional market through a partnership with law firm consultancy Pickering Pearce.

  • March 06, 2024

    Lewis Silkin To Boost Paid Leave For New Parents

    Lewis Silkin LLP said Wednesday that it is offering six months of fully paid leave to new parents who work for the firm, joining peers that have improved policies to give staff the flexibility to start a family.

  • March 06, 2024

    Ex-Managing Partner OKs £33K Costs In Failed Bias Claim

    A former managing partner of a law firm has agreed to pay £32,500 ($41,400) costs to his former company after a tribunal blocked his discrimination claims and ruled that he hid information while off work with cancer to boost his income.

  • March 05, 2024

    Gibson Dunn AI Leader On Weathering The AI Policy Blizzard

    Like a mountaineer leading a team through a snowstorm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's artificial intelligence co-chair Cassandra L. Gaedt-Sheckter is guiding companies developing and using artificial intelligence through a blizzard of new laws and regulations coming online in Europe and the U.S., saying that assessing AI risks is the North Star to mitigating them.

  • March 05, 2024

    DLA Piper Brings On HMRC Vet For Corp. Crime Team

    DLA Piper added a member to its corporate crime and investigations team in London, an HM Revenue & Customs veteran most recently at Pinsent Masons, the firm announced.

  • March 05, 2024

    SRA Investigator Calls Dentons' AML Checks 'Concerning'

    Dentons faced allegations from a Solicitors Regulation Authority investigator at a tribunal Tuesday that the way the firm handled a politically exposed client were "concerning" amid claims it breached money laundering regulations by failing to make adequate checks.

  • March 05, 2024

    Ex-Irwin Mitchell Analyst Barred Over Police Web Chat Use

    A former client care analyst at Irwin Mitchell LLP has been banned from the profession after she impersonated another individual while using a police web chat service, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has said.

  • March 05, 2024

    Class Action Funding Left In Limbo Despite Gov't Reform

    Government plans to nullify a U.K. Supreme Court decision that threatened the status of many litigation funding agreements will provide certainty for claimants when it passes, but the timing of the legislation has implications for the status of legal challenges now underway, lawyers say.

  • March 05, 2024

    Ashurst Adds White Collar Pro As Partner From Dechert

    Ashurst LLP has recruited a financial crime expert to join as a partner, as part of a "strategic focus" on growing its disputes and investigations team in London, the firm said Tuesday.

  • March 05, 2024

    Taylor Wessing Hires Fintech Reg Pro From Freshfields

    Taylor Wessing LLP has hired a financial services regulatory expert Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as a partner, as it eyes a boost to advising on U.K. and European laws, with a particular focus on financial technology.

  • March 05, 2024

    DLA Piper Hires David Blunkett For Gov't Affairs Practice

    DLA Piper has recruited Blair-era government minister David Blunkett as an adviser in its government affairs team in London to strengthen its capabilities advising clients on changes a new regime would bring in as a general election looms in the U.K.

  • March 05, 2024

    London Partner Market Continues With Record Hires In 2024

    London law firms have been hiring partners at near record levels so far in 2024 as BigLaw continues to bet on private equity making a strong return, an industry report revealed Tuesday.

  • March 05, 2024

    UK Group Action Firms Merge To Create KP Law

    Keller Postman UK Ltd. and Lanier Longstaff Hedar & Roberts LLP said Tuesday that they have merged to form a law firm specializing in collective redress, KP Law Ltd.

  • March 04, 2024

    NQ Lawyers At Katten See Pay Rise To £115K

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP said Monday that pay for newly qualified lawyers working in its London office has risen to £115,000 ($146,000) as it became the latest law firm to announce an increase in junior lawyers' salaries.

  • March 04, 2024

    Ex-Axiom Ince Lawyer Rebuked Over Property Deal

    A solicitor who worked at Axiom Ince before it collapsed has been rebuked after she completed a property purchase without taking instructions and exposed a client to the risk of harm, the Solicitors Regulation Authority said on Monday.

  • March 04, 2024

    Dentons Failed To Make AML Checks On PEP Client, SRA Says

    Dentons faced a battle at a London tribunal on Monday over its anti-money laundering procedures after the U.K. legal regulator said it had failed to conduct adequate checks on a politically exposed client for years.

  • March 04, 2024

    Fish & Richardson Reelects CEO To 2nd Term

    Global intellectual property law firm Fish & Richardson PC announced Monday that John Adkisson had been reelected to serve a second four-year term as president and CEO.

  • March 04, 2024

    Barrister Disbarred For Falsely Trying To Double Fee

    A barrister who tried to double his fee for representing a client at a civil hearing and then misled the court when trying to cover up his tracks was disbarred by a tribunal on Monday.

  • March 04, 2024

    Associate Of Ex-Dechert Partner Says Settlement Ends Claims

    A British-Canadian businessman accused of conspiring with former Dechert partner Neil Gerrard to hack aviation tycoon Farhad Azima told an English judge on Monday that Azima's settlement with the law firm brings the claims against him to an end. 

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