* 1. Name of firm submitting news

* 2. Contact email of person submitting news

* 3. Date news announced/become official

* 4. Specify whether the date is when news was announced or official

* 5. Please describe news here, eg, partner hires and promotions; partner departures; law firm mergers and splits; new offices or alliances. Describe what's happened, explaining the strategy and the parties involved. For partner hires and promotions, please include the ages of partners and, in the case of hires, their previous place of work. 

* 6. Please include quotes and the name of the lawyer(s) to be quoted here.

* 7. Please add any further information here