2 December 2013

The Lawyer

  • Leiberman, Gemma

    Kings Chambers | 3-Dec-2013

    Junior counsel

  • Slaters claims the high street crown


    Pannone deal should see Aussie upstart become the UK’s top legal consumer brand

  • ​Cyprus: Better together


    Cyprus is on a tough road to recovery but Russian money is still flowing in, cementing the strong relationship between the two countries

  • ​Moves 2 December


    Move of the Week

  • An open goal for regional players


    You’re an in-house lawyer outside London. Your usual external law firm is spending less time on you but wants to bill you more.

  • BT Sport: Game changer


    The gargantuan BT Sport-Uefa football deal was all the work of each side’s in-housers – private practice take note

  • CC revs up for the Layton age


    ‘Safe pair of hands’ Layton to lead Clifford Chance to a future of business-as-usual

  • China: Extra grip


    The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice

  • Job watch: Transport


    Transport is a sector that offers a wealth of opportunities both for legal roles and puns, with government cash setting in train high-profile schemes and getting projects motoring.

  • Judgment call: 2 December



  • Pannone - a firm of two halves


    Slater & Gordon announced its largest acquisition to date today, with the £33m takeover of Pannone’s consumer business. It has been a deal months in the making. Hannah Gannage-Stewart looks at the behind-the-scenes negotiations

  • Speechlys accent on profitability


    Speechly Bircham must look back to 2009/10 with an air of nostalgia. Back then the firm pulled off a merger with Campbell Hooper to boost revenue by 37 per cent, to £58.4m. The tie-up also helped the firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) to rocket by 29 per cent, from £331,000 to £428,000.

  • The regional bar - A Bright Tomorrow


    The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful

  • Virgin Atlantic GC: Cabin pressure


    For Julian Homerstone, being an in-house lawyer at Virgin Atlantic is like no other GC role with the inspiring and highly demanding Sir Richard Branson at the helm

  • Work Life Quiz: Karen Howard, RPC


    What was your first-ever job? 

  • Work-life balance of power


    UK firms tempt top talent with lifestyle sweeteners to combat the mighty US dollar