Law firms navigate Microsoft outage and emphasise need for tech resilience

Profession appears relatively unscathed as flawed software update causes global chaos

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Cooley’s London chief takes team to Akin

Justin Stock joins with two more partners to boost Akin’s tech transactions bench

Arbitration Bill back on UK legislative agenda, government confirms in King’s Speech

Legal practitioners welcome efforts to reform the Arbitration Act 1996, but rue missed opportunity to bring back Litigation Funding Bill

CILEX appoints new chair, president as regulatory change looms

Eileen Milner will become chair in January, while Yanthé Richardson has already taken up reins as president

Lady Chief Justice administers oath of office to first Muslim Lord Chancellor

London ceremony also marks first time a Lady Chief Justice has sworn in a female Lord Chancellor

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Hogan Lovells bolsters City bench with trio of private capital hires from US rivals

Transatlantic firm adds lawyers from K&L Gates, Ropes & Gray and Weil to help target global private capital market across full investment lifecycle

Lenovo ordered to pay more money to InterDigital in pivotal FRAND dispute

Kirkland and Gowling WLG advise as Court of Appeal in London sets global FRAND licence for SEPs used in cellular mobile technology

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Ashurst sets sights on £1bn turnover as PEP jumps 14% to £1.3m

Strong performance across all regions and industries sees Anglo-Australian firm grow turnover 9% to £961m

Disputes boutique Alius Law hires Fladgate’s insolvency and restructuring co-head in London

Ben Drew joins as a partner, teaming up with fellow Fladgate alumni and Alius founder Bree Taylor

Taylor Wessing adds financial disputes partner from RPC in London

Parham Kouchikali has particular expertise in banking disputes, financial services and civil fraud

Brodies reports 14th consecutive year of revenue growth as PEP dips

Leading Scottish independent hands out firmwide bonus as turnover grows 7.5% to £114.3m, as PEP falls £2k to £846k

White & Case swoops for Ropes’ Europe secondaries lead in London

Alexandra Chauvin’s hire follows firm recruiting Ropes funds heavyweight Emily Brown last November

Clyde & Co ups revenue 10% as PEP hits £739k

Firm points to growth across sectors and geographies as revenue reaches £845m

Ranks of women judges grow, but black representation stagnates

‘Much more work to be done’ on boosting number of ethnic minority judges, report concedes

A&O grows revenue, profit in pre-merger year

Profit before tax jumps 17.2% to £1.0bn as PEP hits £2.2m ahead of tie-up with Shearman & Sterling

Shoosmiths' revenue passes £200m milestone as PEP jumps 16%

Strong performance across corporate and litigation practices fules 6% turnover trise to £206.7m as PEP hits £781k

Linklaters points to US revenue growth as turnover climbs 10% to hit £2.1bn

Performance comes in landmark year for UK Magic Circle as A&O Shearman merger beds down

UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer names Matrix Chambers barrister as attorney general

Richard Hermer KC takes over brief from shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry

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High Court slashes ‘staggering’ £343m claimants’ costs budget in dieselgate litigation

Landmark ruling effectively reduces total costs budget for claimants and defendants – including expenses already incurred – from £650m to £388m