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    Aon hires Edward Smerdon of Sedgwick

    January 11, 2018 As Sedgwick prepares for the closure of the firm, current London office head Edward Smerdon has accepted a new role at Aon. Upon joining Aon, he will serve as head of legal and technical matters. Smerdon has been with…

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    RPC hires two insurance partners from Sedgwick

    November 27, 2017 In the wake of Sedgwick’s decision to close the firm early next year, RPC has hired two partners from the US firm. The duo, which includes Naomi Vary and Karen Morrish will join RPC’s insurance practice in its London…

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    New data on gender diversity at top firms

    September 11, 2017 According to new data from The Lawyer’s UK 200, gender diversity continues to be a struggle for many top firms. The data reveal that just a quarter of partners among the top 200 UK firms are women. This year’s…

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    RPC autumn retention comes in at 82%

    July 24, 2017 London-based RPC has revealed its autumn trainee retention rate, which came in at 82%. The figure represents a 15% increase over last year’s retention rate. Of the firm’s second-year trainees in London, 14 of 17…

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    Watmough retires as managing partner of RPC

    December 14, 2016 RPC’s Jonathan Watmough has announced his retirement from the firm, where he currently serves as managing partner. The firm has begun searching for a successor in preparations for elections scheduled to take place in…

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    Bristows brings on new partner

    May 31, 2016 Bristows has hired a new RPC partner for its competition team. Stephen Smith, the firm's 38th partner, is an expert on merger control, cartels and anti-trust, and is the current vice president of the Law Society in…

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    RPC launches consultancy business for lawyers

    May 12, 2016 British law firm RPC has launched a consultancy business intended to help lawyers improve operations and effectiveness. The business, called RPC Perform, will target senior in-house lawyers and aid them in three major…

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    RPC promotes three partners

    April 28, 2016 London-based insurance firm RPC promoted three partners in this year's promotion round, which will take effect on May 1. One new partner, Nigel Collins, is a corporate specialist who heads RPC's Japan desk. Another,…

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