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Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced a new service for the construction and development industry.

Believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, Blake Morgan will now offer project and cost management consultancy alongside traditional legal services. The new team will be led by James Gundy, formerly a Director of AECOM. James joins the Cardiff office of Blake Morgan along colleagues Alex Leighton and Alex McCusker.

Philip Jardine is a Partner with Blake Morgan and Director of the firm’s built environment division. He said: “The built environment landscape is changing. As a firm, we need to be innovative in our thinking and work hard to develop new services that add value to our clients and grow our revenue streams.

“Project and cost management are important services within the property and construction industry. We often find ourselves working alongside consultants and/or in-house teams on large capital programmes and have been keen for some time to explore the opportunity of developing our client offering in this area.

Read more: Blake Morgan announces new Project and Cost Management division


The Fort Wayne, Indiana law firm of Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Michael C. Ross has joined the firm. Mr. Ross will concentrate his practice in the area of litigation, including handling insurance defense claims.

Prior to joining Barrett McNagny, Mr. Ross worked for a local Fort Wayne law firm in the area of litigation. From 2013-2014, he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in St. Joseph County, where he handled bench and jury trials. While in the prosecuting attorney’s office, Mr. Ross served on the Drug, Alcohol, and Firearm Team and on the St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT), a team that investigates crashes that are suspected to be caused from drugs or alcohol and result in a fatality or serious bodily injury.

Read more: Barrett McNagny Welcomes Michael Ross


On June 6, 2018, Prysmian completed the acquisition of General Cable through a merger in virtue of which General Cable survived as a wholly owned subsidiary of Prysmian.

Prysmian Group is a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry with almost 140 years of experience, sales of about €7.9 billion in 2017, over 21,000 employees across 50 countries and 82 plants. General Cable is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, communications, automotive, industrial, construction and specialty segments.

Read more: Kuri Breña advised General Cable Corporation


Denny Shupe has been selected to receive the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The Ernico Award is “an occasional award of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee that is to be given to such individuals and groups as the committee, from time to time, determines have provided unique service that has resulted in significant improvement in the provision of legal services to the neediest among us.”

Read more: Denny Shupe Selected to Receive Jeffrey A. Ernico Award of Pennsylvania Bar Association


Paul Steven Singerman, Jordi Guso and Charles H. Lichtman Included in Top 100 List in Florida; Singerman Ranked as the Top Attorney in the State for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, announced today that Super Lawyers magazine has recognized nearly half of the firm’s diverse attorney roster once again. The list includes 21 attorneys named “Florida Super Lawyers” and another 10 as “Rising Stars”. Attorneys recognized in the 2018 “Florida Super Lawyers Top Lists” include Paul Steven Singerman, co-chair of Berger Singerman, who received the honor of being named the number one attorney in Florida for the fourth consecutive year, as well as Jordi Guso and Charles H. Lichtman, who were voted into the “Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers” list. The Berger Singerman attorneys honored with this recognition represent strengths throughout all firm practice teams, including Business Reorganization, Business, Finance & Tax, Dispute Resolution, and Government & Regulatory.

Read more: Thirty-One Berger Singerman Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of Florida Super Lawyers