The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is reviewing its panel of law firm advisers with a total legal spend of £544m. The health body last had a legal spend of around £400m when it unveiled its last panel in 2013.
Two-and- a-half years after joining US dispute specialist Boies, Schiller & Flexner's nascent City practice, experienced arbitration specialist Wendy Miles QC will move to rival US firm Debevoise & Plimpton from the beginning of March.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has revealed the weakest trainee retention rates for spring so far, with the firm holding on to just 55% of its trainee cohort. Only 11 out of 20 trainees are to join BLP as newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers, after 70% were kept on in spring 2016, 61% in 2015 and 89% in 2014.