2 April 2012

The Lawyer

  • A sign for The Times in court

    2 April 2012

    Another media win, but cases will turn on their own merits even if the Reynolds privilege is repealed

  • Arbitration is a Bear necessity

    2 April 2012

    Russia must up its game in managing corporate disputes if it wants to attract investment

  • Big bang off to a quiet start

    2 April 2012

    Three approved in first wave of ABS conversions

  • Case of the week: Human rights

    2 April 2012

  • Cash landing

    2 April 2012

    Cautious optimism was the predominant theme at a more subdued Mipim this year, with lawyers intent on wooing the few cash-rich players

  • In-house hunting

    2 April 2012

    It’s official: in-house lawyers are no longer the poor relations.

  • Interior designs

    1-Apr-2012

    Polish up your retention policy - private practice lawyers are increasingly eyeing in-house roles

  • Job Watch: Construction

    1-Apr-2012

    ?As one of the worst-hit sectors in the recession, construction might not seem an obvious choice for specialisation. However, there are signs that things are looking up, says Tarnjeet Purewal, a consultant at Red Law Recruitment.

  • Judgment call: 2nd April 2012

    2 April 2012

    A break fee in an agreement for the reverse takeover of a company listed on AIM constituted financial assistance contrary to the Companies Act 1985 s.151, but ceased to be unlawful after the agreement was varied to provide for an acquisition of assets ...

  • Know chance

    2 April 2012

    New technology and greater awareness mean there is an opportunity to drive the development of knowledge management in law firms

  • Loosening ties

    2 April 2012

    The alliance model is struggling, but watch out for China

  • Move On Up: Capsticks

    1-Apr-2012

    Health and social care firm Capsticks has been in consistent growth mode for the past six years, and the good news for associates is that management has taken a view that internal promotion is vital.

  • Moves: 2 April 2012

    1-Apr-2012

    Stephenson Harwood has elected a new senior partner after a contested vote, with litigator Roland Foord taking over for a five-year term on 1 May.

  • Number crunching: Russian IPOs in London

    1-Apr-2012

    After enjoying the coveted position as the top-choice listing venue for large Russian companies, leading aluminium producer Rusal shocked the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2010 when it opted to go public on the Hong Kong Exchange, with the aim of tapping into the Chinese market.

  • Osborne Clarke makes its move

    2 April 2012

    Firm banks on ’sector-led’ approach as it dumps Euro alliance and sets out on the acquisition trail

  • Osborne’s favourable TV review

    2 April 2012

    The Budget’s tax credit will make the UK an attractive destination for high-end TV production

  • Partners in crime

    2 April 2012

    More top lawyers are being rumbled for financial wrongdoing

  • RSA legal chief: Safe Heiss: Charlotte Heiss, RSA

    1-Apr-2012

    The UK’s whiplash culture and Solvency II are just two of the issues RSA legal chief Charlotte Heiss is grappling with

  • Star of Africa

    2 April 2012

    Fresh from a round of bank restructuring, lawyers in Nigeria are eyeing up the myriad opportunities in their increasingly middle-class country

  • Swiss roles

    2 April 2012

    Meyerlustenberger Lachenal union gives firm a presence in Zürich and Geneva

  • The Lawyer Management: Lewis Silkin

    1-Apr-2012

    Jan Durant, director of IT and operations at Lewis Silkin, has budgetary control and strategic responsibility for all IT systems, telephony and the facilities team, which includes catering, reprographics, post room, reception and all buildings maintenance. 

  • The rights time in the rights place

    2 April 2012

    The time is ripe for Parliament to add a human rights stage to the legislative process

  • Tulkinghorn: Beyond the boundary

    2 April 2012

    Not wanting to pour yet more pain on the head of Hogans, but it is notable that one of the most read – and commented on – stories on TheLawyer.com in recent weeks has been the move of investment bank dispute resolution chief Graham Huntley to launch a boutique litigation firm.

  • Work Life Quiz: Grahame Aldous, 9 Gough Square

    1-Apr-2012