James Booth, Financial News

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Recent articles by James:

White & Case fired London partner depressed at wife’s cancer in ‘toxic’ culture, tribunal told

US law firm taken to employment tribunal by a former senior London partner → Read More

Dechert, the SFO, and ENRC: A trial of brown envelopes, lies, and millions in fees

Long-running court battle ends with some explosive findings, but more drama could still be in store → Read More

Court rules Dechert leaked info about former client ENRC and engaged in illicit contact with SFO

Ex-Dechert partner found to have leaked information about his client to the press → Read More

KPMG UK hikes staff pay — salaries boosted between £2,000 and £4,000

The salary increases, which take effect overnight, will cost KPMG UK £51.7m → Read More

UK bans professional services exports to Russia as accountants, consultants and more barred from work

Liz Truss said cutting Russian access to UK services 'will put more pressure on the Kremlin' → Read More

Magic Circle law firms promote record numbers of female partners as diversity drives take hold

Financial News analysis shows more women are making the grade than ever before → Read More

Audit watchdog launches probes over Gupta-linked audits

Audits of Sanjeev Gupta-linked companies probed by watchdog → Read More

KPMG UK to double size of legal arm amid investment spree

KPMG to invest in legal services as part of growth push as Big Four look to take on market → Read More

EY hit with £2bn lawsuit over NMC Health audits

Big Four firm EY sued over audits of collapsed healthcare company → Read More

Clifford Chance promotes 37 lawyers to partner worldwide

The Magic Circle firm has added 17 new partners in London → Read More

Browder calls on UK to ban travel for US ‘enablers of Putin’

Putin enemy Browder says lawyer visa bans are ‘opening salvo in a war' against those who aid Russia's regime → Read More

Carter-Ruck, CMS lawyers should face US visa bans over Russia work, says US congressman Steve Cohen

Co-chair of US government agency the Helsinki Commission singles out UK libel lawyers for US visa bans → Read More

Freshfields just promoted 27 to partner — here are the names

Seven London lawyers made the cut as Freshfields boosts partner numbers → Read More

Watson Farley & Williams partner killed in Australia landslide

The City law firm said it was 'remembering and honouring' the lawyer who died in Australia → Read More

Linklaters promotes 41 to partner – here are the names

Magic Circle firm boosts partner promotion numbers after strong financial performance → Read More

Ogier to launch in Ireland with local merger

Brexit has led to a rush of international law firms opening in Ireland → Read More

Lloyd’s of London boss John Neal hospitalised after bike crash

Lloyd’s of London chief executive John Neal is in hospital after a bike crash, the insurance market said on 28 March. Neal sustained “serious injuries” in a collision with a car on 26 March, but is expected to make a full recovery, Lloyd’s said in a statement. During his absence, Lloyd’s will be led by chief operating officer and chief financial... → Read More

Vladimir Putin’s offshore wealth is his ‘Achilles’ heel’, says Bill Browder

Browder calls for further sanctions on Russian oligarchs in a live broadcast with Financial News → Read More

Russian lawyers rush to set up new firms amid exodus and fears for future

Moscow lawyers scramble to set up new firms amid western exodus as they watch their ‘economic lives crash like a slow train wreck’ → Read More

Slaughter and May promotes eight to partner

Magic Circle firm boosts partner numbers in latest promotion round → Read More