UK Legal News


Travers Smith announces new managing partner
Posted 22 April 2014

Travers Smith's Paris office-head David Patient will succeed Andrew Lilley as firm managing partner.  Patient will be relocating to London when he assumes the position at the end of 2014.  See The Lawyer's commentary here.

DWF announces new CEO of Commercial Services 
Posted 16 April 2014

DWF has appointed Stephen Miles as its new CEO of Commercial Services. Miles was formerly Head of Financial Institutions at Pinsent Masons. Read more here.

Irwin Mitchell grows national presence
Posted 16 April 2014

Irwin Mitchell has announced that it is to open a ninth UK office. The Cambridge office will open in June, and will be headed by Neil Whiteley. This follows the April opening of the firm's Southampton office.  Read more here

Van Doorne to relaunch London office
Posted 11 April 2014

Dutch firm Van Doorne has hired three partners from Boekel de Nerée to reopen its London office. The firm is returning to London after a six year absence from the city.  Read more here.

HFW senior partner relocates to Asia
Posted 10 April 2014

Top-ranked shipping lawyer and senior partner at Holman Fenwick Willan, Richard Crump, is relocating to the firm's Singapore office.  Read more here.

Freshfields makes capital markets hire
Posted 9 April 2014

Capital markets partner Ash Qureshi is set to return to private practice after agreeing to join Freshfields in London. Qureshi left Cleary Gottlieb in 2010 to join investment bank, Renaissance Group. See The Lawyer's commentary here.

Three Crowns Launched
Posted 8 April 2014

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns celebrated its launch yesterday. The partnership is made up of a sextet of highly-regarded arbitration experts, including Chambers UK-ranked Constantine Partasides QC, former leader of the arbitration group at Freshfields. Freshfields has appointed solicitor-advocate Nigel Rawding to replace Partasides as head of department. For more information, visit the Three Crowns website.

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