The firm formerly known as Gall & Lane will now be known simply as Gall, after the retirement of name partner Jeff Lane from the firm's partnership and internal re-organisation.

As part of this process, Susan Macnaughton comes to the firm as a consultant and take charge of the firm's mediation practice. Macnaughton comes to the firm after stints with city firms in Hong Kong including Stephenson Harwood. Emily Duncan, also a consultant at the firm, has promoted to lead the firm's burgeoning employment practice.

Gall & Lane was created in mid 2009 after the dissolution of its predecessor firm, Laracy Gall. Although the firm had enjoyed an extremely prosperous five-year run, strategic differences meant that the duo of Nick Gall and Damien Laracy had to part ways. Laracy has since established his own firm, Laracy & Co, which focusses on disputes, contentious shipping and general corporate work. Gall is a finalist for two of the most highly coveted awards at this year's The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Award – boutique law firm of the year and the Merrill Legal Solutions Award for dispute resolution firm of the year. In the latter category, Gall is the only specialist dispute law firm to be shortlisted.ALB 

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