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    Bevan Brittan hires away DWF partner in London

    April 20, 2015 Bevan Brittan has managed to hire away employment partner Ashley Norman from DWF. Norman was at Bevan for more than two years. Before that, he was a partner and national head of employment and pensions at Cobbetts, where…

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    Former Cobbetts partner to launch near Frankfurt

    November 12, 2013 A former Cobbetts partner is set to launch a boutique firm close to Frankfurt in Germany. Jan Becher ran Cobbetts’ German desk, and worked with the firm’s Birmingham commercial team between 2005 and 2011. Since…

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    DWF swoops in to acquire Cobbets

    February 4, 2013 DWF is set to acquire ailing law firm Cobbetts, taking ownership after Cobbetts sheds its £10.5m debt. DWF’s managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said: “DWF’s plans to grow, in a strategic, targeted way have…

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    UK firm DWF set to make redundancies

    February 27, 2012 UK firm DWF is set to make some redundancies after the proposed merger with Cobbetts fell through three weeks ago, through RollOnFriday points out that the firm would likely have been forced to make redundancies even if…

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    DWF and Cobbetts end merger talks

    February 6, 2012 After months of negotiations, the proposed merger between DWF and Cobbetts has fallen in a heap. Word go out last November that the firms were considering joining up, after it was revealed that the URL www.dwfcobbetts…

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