Suki Binjal re-elected
Solicitor Suki Binjal, interim director of legal and governance at the London Borough of Hackney, has been re-elected president of Lawyers in Local Government. See News Focus, p7.
Lewis silkin’s irish eyes
Top-100 firm Lewis Silkin has established a Dublin office with one eye on growing markets post-Brexit. Divisional managing partner James Davies said Ireland had become an important jurisdiction for employment and data privacy clients.
A Newcastle firm is marking its 40th anniversary by expanding into a new location in Manchester. Short Richardson & Forth will open the new office to cater for a growing client base and expects to create new commercial legal jobs.
Thousands to walk
This year’s London Legal Walk will take place on 21 May. Last year more than 12,000 people, most of them lawyers, walked to raise £800,000 for free legal advice services in London and the south-east. www.llst.org.uk