16 April 2012
Gareth Pierce denounces ECHR decision to let US justice system try terror suspects
The ill-fated tie-up between debt-laden Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has seen the merged firm career from one crisis to another. Can a new management team save Dewey & LeBoeuf from going under?
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The scope of work on which forensic accountants are instructed is widening as the profession feels the effects of increased regulation
Know the mystery lawyer in the Heywood case? Well keep it to yourself
Pensions may not seem the most exciting practice area, but it can be full of challenges, says Maud Couget, a consultant at EJ Legal.
In a case brought by the members of a reggae band against their former solicitors concerning the royalties due from a hit single, the court considered issues including to what extent an allegation of fraud had to be particularised in the pleadings post-CPR, and the test to be applied where the Limitation Act 1980 s.28 was engaged on the ground of mental incapacity.
Internal promotions have been thin on the ground as the Bristol firm’s European drive has seen a glut of laterals and an impressive retention rate
Bond Pearce has hired a Clyde & Co partner, boosting its insurance professional risks team in London.
The police lack the powers enabling them to launch effective corporate killing investigations
Tulkinghorn appreciates a controversial comment now and again, and flamboyant ’corporate philosopher’ Roger Steare certainly set the cat among the pigeons at a debate on business ethics recently.
The legal industry is changing fast. Firms that fail to adapt will be left behind
Despite A&O’s failed gambit with Allen & Gledhill, foreign firms can now take shares in Singapore outfits and the polite clamour of tie-up talks can be heard, says Yun Kriegler
Having a single government in power combined with EU and domestic pressure means Slovakia’s lawyers are anticipating brighter things to come
Déjà vu for Chadbourne in Russia as lawyers defect to Dechert
Iron Mountain’s Ernest Cloutier and Chris Thomas are keen to centralise the firm’s legal function, bringing global cohesion to the teams of internal and external lawyers
Mediation has proven itself an invaluable aid to business - just so long as it’s not foisted on the participants
I’m responsible for the firm’s marketing and client service functions, working closely with our senior partners, the management board, heads of department and suppliers.
The changing nature of the Czech Republic’s infrastructure is presenting domestic law firms with opportunities never before seen in their lifetimes
The Dewey & LeBoeuf story has it all: sizeable debt, a culture of secrecy, seemingly profligate guarantees to laterals and a partner exodus.
Mediation veteran faces uphill battle in Halliwells-BDO £20m windfall negotiations
Law firm leaders need to look beyond their own egos to generate healthy cultures