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One solicitor appointed King’s Counsel out of 95-strong tally

Withers arbitration co-head celebrates as overall success rate for applications continues to decline

Gowling WLG boosts corporate offering with London partner hire from Pinsent Masons

Corporate insurance and de-risking specialist Madhu Jain joins after five years at Pinsents

Law Society’s ‘enormously influential’ international champion Stephen Denyer has died, aged 68

Tributes paid to former Allen & Overy partner who spearheaded society’s international relations

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Around the house: Jack Daniels-owner names next GC, Cargill lines up CLO replacement from HPE

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments and departures at ITN, CVC Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank and SJI

UK signs Hague-19 Convention in boost to litigation landscape

The treaty will ensure judgments made in UK courts will be recognised in other member countries

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EY Law set to cut 24 UK legal roles as demand weakens

Latest round of job cuts follows Big Four giant’s decision to close EY Riverview Law

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Government pledge to reverse PACCAR judgment’s ‘damaging effects’ on litigation funding welcomed

Legislation promised after funding’s role in exposing Post Office Horizon scandal is highlighted

UPC dismisses attempts by Mathys & Squire and Bristows to intervene in public access appeal

Court rules specialist IP firms lack “legal interest” in transparency test case involving Ocado and Autostore

Quinn Emanuel secures restructuring heavyweight David Ereira in London from Paul Hastings

Lehman Brothers bankruptcy advisor Ereira joins after eight years at Paul Hastings

Petition seeks release of London barrister ‘unlawfully detained’ in Pakistan ahead of elections

Senior UK lawyers call on Bar Council to make public statement in support of missing opposition candidate

Clyde & Co fined £500k for anti-money laundering regulation breaches

Former chair of UK firm’s global marine practice group also fined for due diligence failures unearthed in 2018

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A&O, Shearman tie-up likely to set tone for more merger activity this year

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata looks ahead at the trends that are likely to shape the legal market in the US, UK, Europe and beyond over the next 12 months

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US college launches fellowships in honour of late human rights barrister Lord Lester

Lester resigned from the House of Lords in 2018 after being accused of sexual harassment

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New Bar Council chair calls for more investment in justice system ‘at the point of structural failure’

Sam Townend KC also prioritises making the profession more ‘resilient and sustainable’

Quinn Emanuel’s London arm posts 47% increase in revenue

‘Material’ one-off success fee drives eye-catching results as profit soars 60%

Mishcon de Reya enters ALSP market with acquisition of Flex Legal

UK firm hails move as “major step” in 10-year growth strategy

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Two former senior government lawyers join Kingsley Napley

Former GC to the Prime Minister and Government Legal Department lawyer boost London firm’s public law offering

Sidley Austin secures private equity partner duo in New York from Akin

Akin’s US PE and M&A head David D’Urso joins alongside Elazar Guttman

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