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  • May 03, 2024

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen rapper Ivorian Doll hit with a copyright claim, private members club Aspinalls file a claim against a Saudi sheikh, and Motorola Solutions file a claim against the British government on the heels of its dispute over losing a £400 million ($502 million) government contract. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • May 03, 2024

    5 Questions For Mewburn Ellis TM Chief Andy King

    Mewburn Ellis LLP head of trademark Andy King talks to Law360 about changing client attitudes, keeping pace with rapidly evolving technology, such as the twin impacts of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, plus the fight for effective representation at the U.K. trademark office.

  • May 03, 2024

    Freshfields' NQ Salary Outpaces A&O Shearman By 20%

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP said on Friday that it has raised the annual salary of newly qualified lawyers in London to £150,000 ($188,000) from £125,000 — 20% higher than the current offering from the newly merged A&O Shearman.

  • May 03, 2024

    Financial Adviser Convicted In Axiom Legal Fund Fraud Case

    A former financial adviser was convicted on Friday of siphoning £5.8 million ($7.3 million) from an investment fund using secret commission payments as part of a legal financing fraud.

  • May 02, 2024

    Ex-Clarke Willmott Lawyer Faces Hearing On Conduct Claims

    A former solicitor at Clarke Willmott LLP must face a disciplinary tribunal regarding allegations that he engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct toward a colleague at a work event arranged by his firm, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has said.

  • May 02, 2024

    Some Pupillage Providers Are Risk Averse On Diversity

    The proportion of pupils who come from diverse backgrounds is on the rise, but some pupillage providers are cautious about recruitment, the Bar Standards Board revealed on Thursday.

  • May 02, 2024

    If High Court Upends Jan. 6 Conviction, What Happens Next?

    If the U.S. Supreme Court decides prosecutors overstepped by charging a rioter who stormed the Capitol with obstruction, the results will likely be mixed for hundreds of other defendants charged with the same crime, particularly those who have been convicted. That post-appeal uncertainty is nothing new, defense attorneys say.

  • May 02, 2024

    Solicitor To Face Tribunal Over False Statements About Firm

    A lawyer accused of making inaccurate statements about a law firm will have to appear before a disciplinary tribunal over the charges, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has decided.

  • May 02, 2024

    Travers Smith Loses Partner To Sidley's London Office

    A third partner has left Travers Smith LLP for a U.S. law firm in London within a week in what could signal a renewed trend of departures from the City outfit after a brief period of stability.

  • May 09, 2024

    Dentons Hires Disputes Partner With Green Expertise

    Dentons has hired an environmental litigation guru, who spent over a decade at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, to take up a partner position in its disputes team.

  • May 02, 2024

    McDermott Names New Senior Partner, Office Head In London

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP announced a change of guard on Thursday with the appointment of a new office managing partner and a new senior partner as the firm continues to expand its London office.

  • May 01, 2024

    Court Staffer Wins Case Over Colleague's Grievance Lie

    An administrative officer at a Manchester magistrates court has won her claim alleging that her manager victimized her by lying about her accusing him of being "all over" a new recruit.

  • May 01, 2024

    Law Firm Manager Must Pay £6K Over Poor Bookkeeping

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with a law firm manager for her to pay £6,011 ($7,500) over failing to properly maintain records of the practice's accounts over 11 years.

  • May 01, 2024

    PE-Backed Legal Group Buys Regional Firm Slater Heelis

    A private equity-backed legal services group said Wednesday that it has bought Slater Heelis Ltd., its second acquisition of a regional law firm in the past year as it continues to expand its reach in the U.K. legal industry.

  • May 01, 2024

    CMS Taps Corporate Veteran For Senior Partner At UK LLP

    CMS announced on Wednesday that veteran corporate lawyer Charles Currier has taken over as senior partner of its U.K. limited liability partnership as it strives to continue to expand its business.

  • May 08, 2024

    Mantle Law Hires Construction Pro From Pinsent Masons

    Mantle Law (UK) LLP has hired a partner from Pinsent Masons LLP to its specialist construction, infrastructure and energy disputes practice in London, with the recruit kicking off his new role on Wednesday, amid a belief that boutique law firms are "coming of age."

  • May 01, 2024

    Former A&O Vet Leaves As Shearman Megamerger Lifts Off

    A former long-time Allen & Overy LLP veteran who was leading Shearman's finance team has not joined the newly-formed A&O Shearman, it emerged, as the megamerger went live Wednesday.

  • May 01, 2024

    Head Of Judiciary Sets Up Board For Open Justice Reform

    The head of the judiciary in England and Wales announced she has established a judge-led board to modernize open justice in courts and tribunals by exploring the "careful" expansion of broadcasting hearings and making it easier for the press to attend them online.

  • May 01, 2024

    Ex-Cartwright King Lawyer Denies Post Office Stalling Tactic

    A former Cartwright King lawyer who prosecuted people for the Post Office based on faulty IT data denied there was a "tactic" to delay the disclosure of vital evidence to the defense, as he gave evidence to the inquiry into the Horizon scandal on Wednesday.

  • May 01, 2024

    Kingsley Napley Adds 4 Lawyers To Its Partnership

    Kingsley Napley LLP said on Wednesday that it has promoted four lawyers to its partnership, with women now accounting for nearly half of the partners at the firm.

  • April 30, 2024

    A&O Shearman Faces Challenge To Unify Distinct Markets

    As the newly combined Allen Overy Shearman Sterling launches Wednesday, so far the signs are that the biggest merger in the sector in a decade may leave two distinct markets operating on either side of the Atlantic.

  • April 30, 2024

    Cartwright King Warned Post Office Of Giving Defense Ammo

    A Cartwright King lawyer warned that the Post Office announcing an independent review into the IT system used to wrongfully prosecute innocent people would "give ammunition" to the defense, according to documents disclosed to the inquiry into the scandal Tuesday.

  • April 30, 2024

    Dorsey & Whitney Adds New Specialist Partner

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP has hired an employment specialist from Lewis Silkin LLP as a partner, bringing over 25 years of experience to the firm's London office.

  • May 07, 2024

    Kingsley Napley Hires M&A Pro From Deloitte

    Kingsley Napley LLP has hired a partner from Deloitte LLP as it seeks to expand its corporate practice and its focus on mergers and acquisitions despite the slowdown in the U.K. deals market.

  • April 30, 2024

    HSF's Paula Hodges On Arbitration's Future — And Her Own

    Herbert Smith Freehills LLP announced earlier this month that Paula Hodges KC will retire from the firm as of Wednesday, with Simon Chapman KC and Andrew Cannon taking her place as co-heads of the global arbitration practice. Law360 recently sat down with Hodges, who spent her entire 37-year career at Herbert Smith Freehills, to talk about what's next, how commercial arbitration has evolved over her career, and her experience as one of the first women in international arbitration.

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