Charles Russell restocks sports team with takeover of high profile boutique

Charles Russell restocks sports team with takeover of high profile boutique

With the sports sector rapidly transforming from a collection of national cottage industries into big business, Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has substantially beefed up its practice with a takeover of boutique Couchmans.

Founded in 2001 by Nic Couchman, the four-partner firm has seven other fee earners. Heavily focused on sports clients, its practice covers corporate, data protection and intellectual property. Once the combination is complete, Couchman will become head of sport at the top 50 UK law firm. The other three transferring partners are Jody MacDonald (commercial and IP), Nick White (IP) and Satish Khandke (corporate). The takeover will further position CRS in the sports field, where the firm has nine partners operating. Continue reading “Charles Russell restocks sports team with takeover of high profile boutique”

Strike action: Network Rail turns to Eversheds for legal challenge over rail workers’ looming walkout

Strike action: Network Rail turns to Eversheds for legal challenge over rail workers’ looming walkout

Eversheds has been instructed by Network Rail on its legal challenge to the TSSA union in an attempt to limit disruption should talks regarding a planned rail strike this bank holiday weekend fail.

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Stewarts Law moves to rebuild fledgling employment practice with senior Dentons hire after early setback

Stewarts Law moves to rebuild fledgling employment practice with senior Dentons hire after early setback

Litigation boutique Stewarts Law has moved to rebuild its employment capability with the hire of longstanding Dentons employment partner Richard Nicolle, who joined the firm last week. Continue reading “Stewarts Law moves to rebuild fledgling employment practice with senior Dentons hire after early setback”