The Sunday Law Review: 25th to 31st January

Welcome to this weekly column dedicated  to looking at what happened in the business of law, legislative changes, activity in law firms and lawyers in the news within UK as reported by legal publications throughout the previous week. 

Requests for inclusion within the 'Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week' section below by law firms and legal professionals should be emailed to features@sundaylawreview.com.




The most interesting articles on developments, compliance, business of law within UK or as well as international developments of interest to UK law firms and legal practitioners: 
 

Interviews, features, obituaries & lawyers in the news: 


  • The in-house interview: Pets at Home legal chief Louise Stonier - Profile | The Lawyer http://t.co/4vCLQ8u4rG
  • My legal life: Kevin Poulter, Legal director, employment and social media, Bircham Dyson Bell - Profile | Law Gazette http://t.co/8NppHujD1n
  • Ben Emmerson QC – the high-flyer representing Marina Litvinenko http://t.co/0ECul9IiXy 


Interesting articles involving the study of law and legal cases, legal training, pupillage, associates, legal academia, publications on law and law students: 



Recommended Articles of this week:

The UK and international articles of the week are pieces selected by @TheLawMap tweeting team based on recommendations from friends and followers of LawNewsIndex.com daily law news blog.


Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week: 
 
Friday 30th January
  • Freshfields gives cyber security help on pro bono basis | The Global Legal Post https://t.co/lTZHrdvZdn
  • Law Firm Bromleys, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, saw revenues rise 5 per cent to £2.55m in the 12 months to April https://t.co/C8JAQhA3gM
  • Wetherby & York law firm bidding farewell to family solicitor Jonathan Leach who served more than 33 years https://t.co/NIMfJ2GrZg
  • Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger | The Lawyer http://t.co/5fOaPJpakS 
  • Freshfields first of magic circle to report spring trainee retention, keeping 85% | The Lawyer http://t.co/TLy9nbfyTC
  • Chadbourne becomes latest entrant into Jo'burg with Bowman Gilfillan hire | The Lawyer http://t.co/ExwtmA6mAz 
  • Squire Patton Boggs advises on Sheffield Wednesday sale to Thai seafood businessman | The Lawyer http://t.co/3YxSP9A1BU 
  • BBVA UK legal head takes up new role at derivatives platform NetOTC | The Lawyer http://t.co/mbiZMwI08m 
  • China’s Dacheng raids Haworth & Lexon for six-partner team | The Lawyer http://t.co/BmVicFKnop 
  • Simmons' managing partner Jeremy Hoyland on Bristol, Luxembourg and defying gravity | The Lawyer http://t.co/4VQ4rtNCqx
  • CMS paid £2.3m to prepare Dundas for takeover, LLP accounts show | The Lawyer http://t.co/SR7yaW0UMQ 
  • Allen & Overy records highest trainee retention since before recession | The Lawyer http://t.co/Q5mXXCrl3b 
  • BLP advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC joins King & Spalding | The Lawyer http://t.co/rowXyrvRpC
  • Reed Smith advises Sky on mobile phone launch with Telef√≥nica UK | The Lawyer http://t.co/SZgJroohvY
  • Freshfields adds Kirkland employment partner as US expansion drive continues | The Lawyer http://t.co/dSKp7aSxpf 
  • DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show | The Lawyer http://t.co/o74CtxB6gq
  • HSF cuts debt by 21 per cent in first full year after merger | The Lawyer http://t.co/LC4uX4rsnR
Thursday 29th January
Wednesday 28th January
Tuesday 27th January
Monday 26th January
  • Clifford Chance moots superpoints for star partners as part of lockstep overhaul | The Lawyer http://t.co/lW5HcBwFoZ
  • Bird & Bird hit by €130m professional negligence claim in Hamburg | The Lawyer http://t.co/OnqJowLwwi
  • DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day | The Lawyer http://t.co/rFabdNabja 
  • Goodwin Procter and Mayer Brown pick up key roles on £327m sale of Tower Place | The Lawyer http://t.co/kgEec5g7ZW
  • Vedder Price wins key role on launch of the UK’s first regulated bitcoin trading platform | The Lawyer http://t.co/LpHppdm7Sj
  • Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley | The Lawyer http://t.co/klmR53Edvw

 

We would like to thank all the publications cited in this week's column. Please notify via @TheLawMap Twitter handle of any errors or omissions.

 

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LawNewsIndex.com - Daily Law News Archive
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Saturday Law Interview - Weekly interview with a legal mind on Law, Life & Society
Wig - Daily Newspaper Focusing on Law & Society
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