William Naunton and Clive Jones to depart after year-long notice period. The head of Eversheds’ international real estate group, William Naunton, is to leave the firm alongside tax partner Clive Jones to set up a high-end real estate boutique, after both have served a one-year notice period. Jones and Naunton, who was a main board …
Effective on 1 June, the merger between 39-office firm Squire Sanders and 330-lawyer Washington outfit Patton Boggs will bring together the larger firm’s global platform with Patton Boggs’ white collar expertise in the US, but what will it mean for lawyers in London and Europe?
Lee Gage has left Ben Sherman after five years as general counsel (GC) to join luxury lingerie retailer Myla in the same role. His move comes as Monckton Chambers yesterday (3 June) announced the arrival of the Department for Transport’s (DFT’s) former GC Christopher Muttukumaru as a tenant.
Ashurst has become the latest firm to introduce gender diversity targets, committing to promote a greater percentage of female associates to partner, with a further goal that 25% of equity partners will be female by May 2018.
Partnerships could now be saddled with a new layer of financial and administrative responsibility after a Supreme Court ruling last week found that partners are ‘workers’ for the purposes of whistleblowing legislation.
Linklaters’ Matthew Bland is advising Lloyds Bank on its floatation of a 25% of its TSB business on the London Stock Exchange next month, on which Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Julian Makin will act for the underwriters.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board yesterday (21 May) formally approved an overhaul of its training regulations and continuing professional development (CPD) regime in a step towards opening up the pathways to qualification and ongoing self-assessment.
Following a conduct review, DLA Piper has opted to stand by Nick West, whose sexist email exchanges with Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore were leaked last week, after the partner today (21 May) publically apologised for letting down the firm and its clients.