16 April 2012

The Lawyer

  • By hook or by crook

    16 April 2012

    Gareth Pierce denounces ECHR decision to let US justice system try terror suspects

  • Dishing the debt

    16-Apr-2012

    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?

  • Don’t be a cookie monster

    16 April 2012

    Time is running short for website operators to comply with the updated regulations covering cookies

  • Family law

    16 April 2012

    ?Lawrence v Gallagher (2012) EWCA Civ 394. Court of Appeal (Civil Division). Thorpe LJ; Ryder J; Moses LJ. 29 March 2012

  • Fuller figures

    16 April 2012

    The scope of work on which forensic accountants are instructed is widening as the profession feels the effects of increased regulation

  • Hidden agenda

    16-Apr-2012

    Know the mystery lawyer in the Heywood case? Well keep it to yourself

  • Iron Mountain: Team tactics

    16-Apr-2012

    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

  • Job Watch: Pensions

    16-Apr-2012

    Pensions may not seem the most exciting practice area, but it can be full of challenges, says Maud Couget, a consultant at EJ Legal.

  • Judgment call: 16 April 2012

    16 April 2012

    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.

  • Move On Up: Osborne Clarke

    16-Apr-2012

    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

  • M­­oves: 16 April 2012

    16-Apr-2012

    Bond Pearce has hired a Clyde & Co partner, boosting its insurance professional risks team in London.

  • Police don’t fit the bill

    16 April 2012

    The police lack the powers enabling them to launch effective corporate killing investigations

  • Psycho billers

    16 April 2012

    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.

  • Risk and regulation in the changing legal sector

    16 April 2012

    The legal industry is changing fast. Firms that fail to adapt will be left behind

  • Singapore flings: the politics of local tie-ups revealed

    16-Apr-2012

    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

  • Slovak motion

    16 April 2012

    Having a single government in power combined with EU and domestic pressure means Slovakia’s lawyers are anticipating brighter things to come

  • Steppe back in time

    16 April 2012

    Déjà vu for Chadbourne in Russia as lawyers defect to Dechert

  • The carrot beats the stick

    16 April 2012

    Mediation has proven itself an invaluable aid to business - just so long as it’s not foisted on the participants

  • The Lawyer Management: Kirwans

    16-Apr-2012

    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 new republic

    16 April 2012

    The changing nature of the Czech Republic’s infrastructure is presenting domestic law firms with opportunities never before seen in their lifetimes

  • The trolls’ bridgehead

    16 April 2012

    The Dewey & LeBoeuf story has it all: sizeable debt, a culture of secrecy, seemingly profligate guarantees to laterals and a partner exodus.

  • Tough talking

    16-Apr-2012

    Mediation veteran faces uphill battle in Halliwells-BDO £20m windfall negotiations

  • Work Life Quiz: Alison Wilds, Harbottle & Lewis

    16-Apr-2012

  • You’re not the be all and end all

    16 April 2012

    Law firm leaders need to look beyond their own egos to generate healthy cultures