John Dix is stepping down as head of Cambridge UK law firm Hewitsons after 10 years at the helm to take a leading role in academia in Europe’s leading technology cluster.
Unlike the world of boxing, East Anglia’s heavyweight division continues to pack a punch from every corner.
The Legal 500 guide recognises the power of technology in Cambridge as a catalyst for relocation by international companies seeking a foothold in Europe – and as a breeding ground for some of the most innovative startups on the planet.
Even during the last downturn, spending on education projects remained high as schools – but more particularly university colleges – invested in the future.
Human resources – the gold dust of every business on the planet. Look after your people and you thrive. Neglect them at your peril. Employment law in East Anglia is a major strength and the expertise of the top Human Resources lawyers is well charted in The Legal 500 guide.
Corporate and commercial instructions put a nice dollop of jam on the bread and butter for most of the region’s law firms.
There have never been so many cranes towering above the East Anglia landscape. Business parks, academic institutions, private companies and speculative developers are holding planners’ feet to the flames to help drive growth for the regional and national economies.
A move for its London office to the iconic Shard building underlined Mathys & Squire’s status as a UK patent and TM attorney practice that really meant business.
With land prices in East Anglia running at such high levels, it is hardly surprising that local legal expertise ‘in the field’ is in such demand.
Cambridge UK legal heavyweights Mills & Reeve, Taylor Vinters and Birketts have been shortlisted for nine accolades collectively in The Legal 500 UK Awards.
The Cambridge technology cluster is creating a new legal elite – international in their reach and able to keep pace with the demands of globally growing, increasingly acquisitive corporate clients – the 2014 Legal 500 Guide, just published, confirms.
Cambridge UK law firm Mills & Reeve has signed an entente cordiale with French firm FIDAL which will have far reaching implications for international clients of both businesses.
Law firm Ashton KCJ has advised Norwich-based TaxAssist Direct Group on what is believed to be the UK’s first ever franchisee-assisted management buyout.
East of England law firm Ashton KCJ has appointed Mark Whittaker and Adrian Mundell as partners.
Cambridge law firm Mills & Reeve was part of the strike force that ushered in Manchester United’s £59.7 million British record transfer of Real Madrid and Argentina forward Angel di Maria.
The University of Essex has been awarded £325,000 to establish a national centre aimed at improving decision making by public bodies and the quality of administrative justice.
- Ashton KCJ advises administrators in leather retailer sale
- Real estate team crosses the road to join rival law firm
- Birketts handles software acquisition for City firm
- Penningtons strengthens Cambridge hand
- BUPA sells Thetford care home
- Birketts advises insurance software provider on sale
- Eversheds wins HealthInvestor Award
- Global patent attorney moves onto Norwich Research Park
- Birketts chips into timber industry acquisition
- Eversheds corporate ace joins Barr Ellison
- Birketts shows its teeth in dental deal
- Cambridge lawyers aid sale of payments business
- Taylor Vinters hires top tech lawyer for Asia
- Mills & Reeve handed lead role for UK health sector property
- £750k investment a shoe-in for Cambridge lawyers
- Mills & Reeve appoints four new partners
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