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.