Merger of legal giants

LAW firm Hammonds has merged with US-based Squire, Sanders and Dempsey creating a global practice of 1,275 lawyers.

Squire Sanders' chairman and global CEO James Maiwurm said: "We believe this combination is a catalyst for lasting positive change for us and the clients we serve."

Proactis has published a trading update

Proactis achieves ‘substantial’ strategic progress