19 September 2011
Allen & Overy (A&O) managing partner David Morley and Eversheds managing partner Lee Ranson have become the latest in a line of UK lawyers to join government trade delegations overseas, joining a mission to Russia last week.
Addleshaw Goddard has put pricing strategy at the top of its agenda by creating the role of commercial director to spearhead the firm’s push to develop new ways of billing clients.
Ashurst faces a tougher challenge than previous UK-based firms that have ventured into Australia. By Yun Kriegler
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), LG, Macfarlanes and Wedlake Bell have all landed roles on the £139m sale of prime-location skyscraper 30 Crown Place - the site of Pinsent Masons’ London headquarters.
A decade on from its foundation, Bott & Co broke through the £10m turnover barrier in 2010-11, recording growth of more than 20 per cent.
The age of austerity has seen local authorities’ legal budgets slashed by as much as a third, throwing down a huge challenge for legal heads to keep their departments afloat.
Annual registration for the roll of solicitors has descended into chaos after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) moved registration online.
Eversheds has acted for Legal & General Property (L&G Property) on its £116m purchase of Battersea-based student accommodation Griffon Studios from Berkeley First and Imperial College London, which were advised by Ashurst.
Farrer & Co partner Benjamin Beabey has left the firm and is understood to be joining News Group Newspapers.
After the breakdown of its talks with SJ Berwin, Proskauer Rose decided to go it alone in London. Can it keep its momentum?
Foot Anstey has unveiled the partner line-up for its new Bristol office, which is targeting £5m in revenue within three years.
Not much could have tempted Chris Holmes away from his legal career, except the chance to play a key part in the London 2012 organising effort.
Herbert Smith is poised to release the results of a far-reaching strategic review ’imminently’, according to sources close to the firm.
Hogan Lovells is gearing up to find a successor to co-chair and senior partner John Young, who is due to end his current term and retire from the firm in April.
Rail infrastructure company High Speed 1 (HS1) has recruited its first general counsel since spinning off as an independent entity from London Continental Railways (LCR) last year.
Legal education needs to be in tune with a rapidly changing profession. Sarah Hutchinson looks at what the future holds for trainees
Manches has recruited a new partner to head its IT and outsourcing practice in the Thames Valley region.
Management positions in law firms are usually seen as a form of promotion.
As student costs rise part-time law courses are booming, but is the profession ready to shake off its bias against the option?
Litigation boutique Peters & Peters is advising steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal on a claim being brought against him by businessman Moni Varmer.
Gordons is rolling out a legal apprenticeship scheme. Barbara Rollin explains why it is a win-win situation for all concerned.
As commoditisation of legal services continues apace, Chris Ashford argues that the time is ripe for the introduction of legal apprenticeships
Stephenson Harwood (SH) has been ditched as adviser to the ousted chairman of Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, in favour of Addleshaw Goddard.
A variety of firms are playing a part in US manufacturing group Colfax’s £1.5bn cash and shares bid for Charter International, which has trumped the initial offer by Melrose for the FTSE250 Dublin-based engineering company.
Standard Chartered Bank has taken the first step towards a global overhaul of its legal advisers, launching an internal survey to gauge satisfaction with its current framework of panels.
One of the perennial problems faced by law firms is predicting how many trainees and newly qualified lawyers (NQs) they are likely to need, because they hire graduates two years in advance of them joining.
New training scheme aims to cut upfront costs for law firms
Natacha Onawelho-Loren, head of legal for Investec Trust, says life is never dull in an industry that is under the political spotlight. By Joanne Harris
A new managing partner’s first edict is a statement of intent.
As the closure of the London Development Agency (LDA) looms closer, speculation is growing as to the future of its three panels of external legal advisers.
With global firms stepping up their Australian capabilities, Joanne Harris examines their prospects against those of the domestic powerhouses
What’s the toughest thing about your job? The (luckily few) occasions when we’ve had to make people redundant.