Recently floated Birmingham-based firm Gateley has turned to recently merged Midlands rival Shakespeare Martineau for its latest lateral hire, taking partner Catriona Attride to head its national private client team. Attride had led Shakespeare Martineau's national private client team for four years.
As part of yet another review of how it manages the profession, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is mulling a 'fundamental shift away from prescriptive rules' with a proposal to allow practising solicitors to give advice from unregulated firms.
Those of you who follow my work closely (*hello mum and dad*) will observe that I am a cautious proponent of innovation but - because the day job demands it and because it is interesting - I also spend some time talking and writing about the ethics of innovation.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is advising ICBC Standard Bank on its deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) – the first deal to be struck since DPAs came into force in February 2014.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and its client the Royal Bank of Scotland have been criticised for their role in a 'less than compelling' and 'unfocused' disclosure process in the long running £4bn shareholder dispute against the bank.