The three partners are joining DLA in Manchester, with one becoming a consultant and the other two becoming partners in the infrastructure, construction and transport group.
The new office space that Paul Hastings is moving into next spring is to contain seating for first and second year newly-qualified lawyers in pods of 12 on the ends of floors, in spaces to be known as 'end zones'.
Six out of ten law firms working in conveyancing are planning to adopt the digital platform PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) within two years, according to a survey of 500 practitioners.
A 'phenomenal' upturn in work, thanks to Chinese investors, is having a 'very positive impact on workflow' on law firms in the big cities of south-eastern Australia, according to a Brisbane law firm.
Property law firms are turning out to be a particular target for fraudsters in the UK because of their access to the bank account details of clients and because time pressure in property transactions often provides opportunities for fraud.
A construction lawyer who helped quadruple the size of her team in five years, the women's champion known for her stylish dress, Lynne Freeman has died, just six weeks after sending her last message on Twitter.
The 50-partner team which recently announced its departure from Olswang will become the 38th office of the 1,800-lawyer US-based practice on 1 October.
London-based law firm Leigh Day is in the initial stages of gathering clients for a group action against Foxtons with an ex-Clifford Chance lawyer likely to be the first claimant.
The office is mentioned in the Knight Frank Global Cities Report top 10 - alongside Google's London office, Microsoft in Amsterdam and Oro Negro in Mexico City.
Law and other professional firms use location, IT, workplace design and style as important ways of differentiating themselves to potential recruits - but features such as canteens and gyms come near the bottom of the list of attractions.
Three partners and five other lawyers are joining the Washington DC and New York offices of 300-lawyer firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
LAW FIRM CLOSURE
Florida-based Butler & Hosch has just closed down - following the sending of an email by the CEO to the 700 staff telling them that there were insufficient funds to pay them at the end of the week.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Citing concerns over potential conflicts of interest, a San Francisco property partner and two other lawyers are bailing out of McKenna Long to join the 60-strong real estate team at Arent Fox.