LSN held another fantastic networking event at the Anthologist bar in the City last Monday. Over 330 people came along to enjoy a couple of free drinks and meet new and old faces in legal business services roles. The venue was buzzing with people from the off, some of whom had such a great time that they stayed on long after their privilege cards had run out...
The winner of February’s amazing ‘win an iPad with Briefing’ competition was Hugh Darby, Associate director of business transformation for Irwin Mitchell in Glasgow. Having been selected from the list of new subscribers that month, Hugh received his prize and sent us a photo, after managing to wrestle his new tow from his son long enough to bring it into the office!
Kate Ignatavicius from Latham & Watkins was one of the two prize draw winners from our last London Networking Event who received their prize this week – she got a BlackBerry PlayBook and 9790 smartphone absolutely free, just because she had one of the winning privilege cards.
Kate is on holidays at the moment and her colleague Jasmine Miller accepted the prize, from Adrian Klingenberg from BlackBerry on her behalf.
One of the two prize draw winners from our last London Networking Event got his prize this week - Terry Chipperfield, an infrastructure analyst at Simmons & Simmons, got a BlackBerry PlayBook and 9790 smartphone absolutely free, just because he had one of the winning privilege cards. Now, as the advert says, he's feeling rock and roll.
Ashurst has the option of walking away from its deal with legacy Australian firm Blake Dawson if it agrees a tie-up with a US law firm before the planned merger with Blakes is approved, Legal Week has learned.
Terms of the tie-up, finalised in September last year, specify that during the two-year period between Blakes rebranding as Ashurst at the start of this month and the proposed merger between the two firms going live in 2014, Ashurst has the option of abandoning the Australian deal in preference of a US tie-up.
Olswang and US tech leader Cooley have ended their alliance as the US practice weighs up options to launch its own presence in the City.
Management at both firms decided to call time on their 18-month non-exclusive alliance at the close of last year, although they are continuing to work on ongoing matters. It is understood the pair discussed a more formal tie-up or merger in the UK before calling off the relationship.
On Monday this week, over 400 people crowded into the Anthologist Bar in the City for LSN's biggest ever London Networking Event.
LSN had a marvellous evening in Birmingham on this year's most auspicious day (if you're a druid, or that was your birthday - or both, even) ... 29 February.
Everyone had a lovely evening meeting their peers from law firms in and around Britain's second city - in fact, we drew the largest crowd in Birmingham we've ever seen, with 54 guests from 13 law firms. Want to see what it was like? Go to our picture gallery of the event.
LSN went to Bristol for a networking luncheon on 28 February and had a fabulous time - as did everyone else there.
Everyone else in this case means 54 guests from 17 law firms, all packed into Browns Bar and Brasserie in Bristol on Tuesday, 28 February 2012.
This was our highest turnout to date in Bristol - so it was a rocking success for us!