19 March 2012

The Lawyer

  • A brief’s moment in crime

    19 March 2012

    Tony Soprano used his lapdancing club; Mickey Blue Eyes sold paintings. But in real life money laundering is much bigger business.

  • Ambitious vision at SJ Berwin

    19 March 2012

    New senior partner Kon commits to international growth

  • Baker & McKenzie

    19 March 2012

    London is the global firm’s largest office, where internal promotions remain the main route to partnership and retention rates are high

  • Case of the week: Insolvency

    19 March 2012

  • Grim cases take a toll on lawyers

    19 March 2012

    Hearing and seeing evidence of abuse can affect professionals, who need training to cope

  • Hacking firms told to take party line

    19-Mar-2012

    Phone-hacking costs must be cut or claimants will have to join forces

  • Job Watch: Paris

    19-Mar-2012

    Paris is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, but what does it have to offer UK lawyers? Plenty, according to Melanie Tremblay, head of the Paris office at recruitment consultancy Shilton Sharpe Quarry.

  • Judgment call: 19 March 2012

    19 March 2012

    The court was entitled to refuse to recognise a Ukrainian judgment on the basis that it involved a flagrant breach of the principle of legal certainty contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 (ECHR) art.6 and, as a result, to have refused to set aside an English default judgment.

  • Keeping the endings in sight

    19 March 2012

    Lord Justice Jackson’s reforms need special measures applied when it comes to insolvency cases

  • Ken wants closure

    19 March 2012

    Justice secretary Ken Clarke suspected of caving in to US pressure on closed courts

  • Lehman Brothers: the billion-pound insolvency

    19-Mar-2012

    More than three years since the unthinkable happened, Joshua Freedman sifts through the wreckage to find out which firms gained the most from the wind-up of the banking giant

  • Maclays keeps on knocking after Bond Pearce talks end

    19-Mar-2012

    News that Bond Pearce and Maclay Murray & Spens have called off merger talks after months of discussions (TheLawyer.com, 14 March) sheds new light on the rush to consolidate among mid-market firms – all the mergers that have been announced in the past few months and  all the merger talks known to be going on at the moment are only the tip of the iceberg.

  • Moves: 19 March 2012

    19-Mar-2012

    Simmons & Simmons has hired a real estate partner from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), its seventh partner hire from BLP in less than a year.

  • New orders

    19 March 2012

    With real estate and energy in the doldrums, legislative reform is keeping lawyers busy as the government attempts to cure Spain’s recession hangover

  • Number crunching: Mexico

    19-Mar-2012

    Mexico, dragged down by the slump in US consumer spending, has not done as well out of the recession as many of its Latin American neighbours. However, things started to look up in 2010 when its economy grew by 5.5 per cent - its fastest annual growth rate in more than a decade.

  • On your marks, get set, wait

    19 March 2012

    UK law firms are hesitant about moving into the recently liberalised South Korean market

  • Rights’ balance

    19 March 2012

    Nearly 15 years on, the Human Rights Act is still dividing judges, the public and Parliament - and don’t even mention the media

  • Shoring up the wall of debt

    19 March 2012

    European loans maturing soon will require some novel solutions when it comes to refinancing

  • Speed bumps on the road to ABS

    19 March 2012

    Speed up authorisation or risk scuppering finance deals, SRA told

  • Spurs director of football administration: White Hart reign

    19-Mar-2012

    After a recent spate of high-profile cases, Spurs director of football administration and barrister Darren Eales is aiming to keep future disputes out of court

  • The Lawyer Management: Howard Kennedy

    19-Mar-2012

    My key responsibilities can be summarised as: ensuring the availability of IT systems for 24-hour BAU (business as usual) operation in a secure and integral fashion; and maintaining awareness of technical advances and regulatory changes.

  • Wising up to the wise guys

    19-Mar-2012

    Organised crime is using international arbitration to launder money. Can you spot the signs?

  • Work Life Quiz: Nicky Richmond, Brecher

    19-Mar-2012

  • Yap rap

    19 March 2012

    How’s this for a generalisation - clients have certain expectations of their lawyers and tend to distrust those who don’t fit the mould.