Osborne Clarke (OC) has seen a double digit increase of 17% for the first half of 2014/15 with revenue across the international business increasing from €77m (£61.1m) to €89.1m (£70.7m). This positive picture was repeated in the UK, with a strong increase of 13.5% from £42.1m for the same period last year to £47.8m.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today (27 November) published its decision on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) professional indemnity insurance (PII) application, and has refused a proposed reduction in the minimum level of PII cover from the current level of £2m to £500,000.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is the latest to dip into the dwindling partnership at Edwards Wildman Palmer's London office as it has emerged that commercial litigation partner, Antonio Suarez-Martinez, is leaving the firm for the corporate's legal team.
Leading set Thirty Nine Essex Street has yesterday (26 November) announced a major appointment, with Peter Hurst, former Senior Costs Judge of England and Wales at the Royal Courts of Justice, joining as an arbitrator and mediator.
The US bonus season, usually led by Cravath Swaine & Moore, has this year seen Simpson Thacher & Bartlett kick-start the process ahead of the traditional schedule, and set a very high bar for the rest of the American elite firms.
London-based restructuring guru James Roome, who carried a 28-partner team from Bingham McCutchen to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this summer, is set to boost the European presence on Akin's global management committee.
A major blow has been dealt to Saudi royalty, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, by the Supreme Court today (26 November) after a judgment, handed down by Lord Neuberger, dismissed his appeal to refuse to comply with a personal signature order.