Andy Peat

£477,000? Maybe we’re worth it

1-Aug-2014 2:21 pm

When it was reported in The Lawyer on Wednesday that marketing heads in top 60 law firms are paid up to £477,000, the comment boards lit up with fee-earners slamming such an apparent waste of money.

Comments (12)

Russia_317.jpg

ECHR orders Russia to pay €1.9bn in Yukos compensation

1-Aug-2014 1:33 pm | By Kate Beioley

Russia has been ordered to pay €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in compensation to shareholders of Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the largest ever award for pecuniary loss.

John Joyce Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard’s John Joyce: “I’m happy with conflict”

1-Aug-2014 0:04 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The down-to-earth approach of Addleshaw Goddard’s new managing partner John Joyce may be just what his firm needs.

Nigeria

DLA Piper and Fasken advise on $1.65bn Nigerian energy deal

1-Aug-2014 2:09 pm | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business.

toronto canada

Investor giant Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan appoints Davis as new general counsel

1-Aug-2014 12:55 pm | By Natalie Stanton

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Jeff Davis as its general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president of corporate affairs.

Glasgow

Burness Paull taps MacRoberts for corporate partner Burns

1-Aug-2014 11:36 am | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s Burness Paull has bolstered its corporate finance practice with the addition of MacRoberts partner Robert Burns.

Comments (2)

johannesburg south africa

Simmons enters South Africa with Fasken Martineau alliance

1-Aug-2014 9:00 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation.

Comments (1)

Hong Kong

OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

1-Aug-2014 9:00 am | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird.

southampton

Blake Morgan launches personal injury spin-off

1-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Blake Morgan has launched a spin off of its personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers into a new brand BL Claims Solicitors.

Sydney

Aussie legal market sees slight rise in confidence but pay rises limited

1-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Margaret Taylor

A slight rise in business confidence and commercial activity in Australia looks set to thaw out pay freezes and potentially help stem the flow of partner exits that were the mark of the 2013/14 financial year.

Dentons

Dentons reveals rise in retention

31-Jul-2014 5:07 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Dentons has posted a retention rate of 85 per cent, keeping 22 of its 26-trainee intake.

Read more latest news

Editor's Picks

Catrin 2012 150

Leaders of the pack

The Lawyer’s weekly leadership interview has proved very popular with readers. In our regular slot we find out the stories behind the figures, and what makes law firm managing partners tick.

Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance

28-Jul-2014

UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital

John Joyce Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard’s John Joyce: “I’m happy with conflict”

1-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The down-to-earth approach of Addleshaw Goddard’s new managing partner John Joyce may be just what his firm needs.

money justice litigation

Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?

Comments (4)

money

2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

The Lawyer Eats

mediterranean food

Cecconi's, Mayfair

Nicky Richmond loves the starter and main at Cecconi’s, but misses dessert.

More from The Lawyer Eats

main

Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?

Plebgate

Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device

Comments (1)

Read more market analysis

london Thames Parliament Big Ben Westminster

Partnership restructuring pays off for Bircham Dyson Bell

30-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bircham Dyson Bell has recorded stable turnover but an increase in profitability after a steady 2013/14, with total revenue essentially unchanged at £31.3m.

Money

Farrers sees profit rise by 14 per cent as turnover stabilises

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Farrer & Co has reported a 14 per cent rise in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year thanks to an increase in its equity partnership, while turnover was stable at £50.7m.

Read more Financial news

Read more opinion

Kerrigan

In-house Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

Webb

In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

Comments (2)

Read more interviews

Hong Kong

OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird.

Sydney

Aussie legal market sees slight rise in confidence but pay rises limited

A slight rise in business confidence and commercial activity in Australia looks set to thaw out pay freezes and potentially help stem the flow of partner exits that were the mark of the 2013/14 financial year.

Read more Global News

frankfurt germany offices

Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

Slaughter and May

Slaughters goes to town in China

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering

Read more Global Analysis

the lawyer cover 010814

Take a look at the most-read stories on TheLawyer.com this week and share your views

1-Aug-2014

Mark Brandon’s forthright opinion article on the future shape of the legal market continues to have the market talking and commentators commenting.

More from Top 10 Stories