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Trowers set to cut further 25 jobs amid ‘continued slowdown’

UK law firm launches fresh round of job cuts in real estate team after axing 18 lawyer roles last month

Linklaters adds Norton Rose Fulbright partner to launch global risk advisory practice

Jane Caskey joins in London just days after cybersecurity partner duo left NRF for Allen & Overy

Slaughter and May ups NQ pay to £125k

Nine percent pay bump sees Slaughters match Magic Circle rivals

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News | UK

Around the house: Fox Corp names replacement for outgoing legal chief, Campbell’s elevates deputy to GC role

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Tegna, Vox Media, Divert and Hipgnosis Song Management

White & Case announces 42-lawyer partner promotion class

Cohort edges down from 46 last year with proportion of women slipping from 52% to 36%

Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills steer Mars’ £534m Hotel Chocolat acquisition

Freshfields acts for longtime client Mars as HSF counsels AIM-listed Hotel Chocolat

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Deals | UK

Allen & Overy hires cybersecurity partner duo in London from Norton Rose Fulbright

NRF lifer Ffion Flockhart joins as global head of cybersecurity alongside partner Charlie Weston-Simons

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UK Supreme Court rules Rwanda asylum policy unlawful

Baker McKenzie, Freshfields and Allen & Overy among firms helping to challenge controversial policy

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News | UK

SRA defends oversight of Axiom Ince and promises review of ‘accumulator firm’ supervision

Regulator says it uncovered ‘sophisticated’ suspected dishonesty including ‘falsified bank statements and letters’

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News | UK

SFO makes seven arrests amid dawn raids in connection with Axiom Ince collapse

More than 80 investigators involved in operation sparked by discovery of £66m hole in client accounts

Kirkland secures tax partner from Linklaters in London

James Morgan’s hire follows 12-partner raid on Kirkland by Paul Weiss that included two London tax partners

The changing landscape of UK sanctions against Russia

Current regulation could lead to a much wider range of entities being caught by sanctions than previously thought, write James Ellis-Rees, Christopher Jefferies and Emily Evans of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

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Harneys hires Walkers partner to lead expanded London litigation and insolvency offering

John O’Driscoll joins having led Walkers’ London insolvency and dispute resolution team

Abry Partners to buy legal rankings platform Chambers in deal worth £400m

UK private equity firm Inflexion had owned Chambers since 2018 and secured a 4.7x return on its investment

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Deals | UK

Fieldfisher to cut ties with its Italian arm

Verein arrangement to end next March as UK-based firm seeks ‘solid, long-term position in Italy’

Legal profession welcomes bill set to underscore London as leading arbitration hub

Bill implementing reform to Arbitration Act 1996 praised by arbitration professionals, but Bar Council hits back over underfunding of court system

BCLP adds 24 to partnership in latest promotions round

London office sees the most promotions with nine, though US dominates overall

D’Agostino wins second term as Herbert Smith Freehills CEO

Hong Kong-based D’Agostino to begin second four-year term next May