Appleman of Deloitte’s eye

The Big Four professional services fi rms continue to make further inroads into the legal market, with Deloitte agreeing a deal to take on a US immigration specialist’s operations outside its home country. Deloitte will take over eight offi ces of Berry Appleman & Leiden, including a UK offi ce in west London.

Ince & Co to shed 30 roles

Maritime specialist Ince & Co informed staff that at least 30 roles are likely to be made redundant. In a statement, the fi rm said it wants to review staffnumbers to ensure it has the ‘right people doing the right job in the right location’.

US firm hikes junior pay

US firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has ratcheted up the pressure on established practices by becoming the highest-paying fi rm for juniors in the City. Newly qualifi ed associates will earn £143,000 ($190,000). Associates in their first, second and third years will get an increase of $10,000 (£7,400).

Osofsky in at SFO

A former lawyer for the FBI has been confi rmed as the new head of the Serious Fraud Offi ce. Lisa Osofsky will take up the role on 3 September. She joins from financial crime, risk and compliance company Exiger, where she was a managing director.

IBA harassment survey

The International Bar Association (IBA) is surveying its 80,000 members on whether they have experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace. Members will also be asked to reveal details of the perpetrator including their position in the firm/chambers. Respondents to the survey will be kept anonymous and the results announced at the IBA’s annual conference in October.