2 January 2012

The Lawyer

  • Admiral mulls ABS after referral fees ban

    2 January 2012

    FTSE100 insurer Admiral is considering a move into the legal sector following the ban on personal injury referral fees implemented by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last year.

  • Analysis: OFT slated over tobacco fines

    2 January 2012

    After a series of failed appeals, the role of the competition regulator needs redefining

  • Cads’ new City boss to lead hiring spree

    2 January 2012

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is to kick off the New Year with a fresh recruitment drive in the London market, spearheaded by a new City managing partner.

  • Case of the week: Contracts

    2 January 2012

  • City analysis: Freshfields and Linklaters take turns on Goldman’s top deals

    2 January 2012

    The magic circle duo dominate the list of Goldman Sachs’ ECM advisers - and when they’re not acting for the banks they’re likely to be found on the issuer side instead.

  • Cooley opens first non-US outpost in Shanghai

    2 January 2012

    Silicon Valley-based firm Cooley has launched an office in Shanghai, marking the firm’s first move into an international jurisdiction.

  • Domestic bliss?

    2 January 2012

    Local firms rule in Romania, but that may change if the economy takes an upturn. By Dale McEwan

  • Enter Story Headline

    2 January 2012

  • Faulty powers

    2 January 2012

    Fighting online piracy has been a hot issue for several years. Do we need a new Copyright Act? Four leading in-house lawyers have their say

  • Feature: Herbies’ growing pains

    2-Jan-2012

    Herbert Smith’s conservatism stops here, with the firm embracing Allen Hanen’s strategy to catch up to the magic circle on both profitability and international spread

  • Gleiss in government negligence case

    2 January 2012

    Advice for a previous German federal state government comes back to haunt Gleiss

  • Grimaldi hits the rocks, lawyers’ fates unknown

    2 January 2012

    Italian independent Grimaldi e Associati dissolved at the end of 2011, with the fate of its 60 lawyers and 40 staff unknown at the time of going to press.

  • Job Watch: Employment

    2-Jan-2012

    With so many businesses grappling with retirement, unfair dismissal, discrimination and immigration issues, employment lawyers have never been busier. But what are their career prospects?

  • Judgment call: Our new Pages

    2 January 2012

    Welcome to The Lawyer’s new-look litigation pages. Responding to increased demand for broader litigation coverage, each week The Lawyer will be publishing a selection of leading cases in which judgment has been handed down. This comes in addition to the regular litigation news and analytical coverage online and in print.

  • Move On Up: Weightmans

    2-Jan-2012

    Laterals are favoured over internal promotions, especially in London and Manchester. And women are in luck - unless they’re aiming for equity

  • Moves

    2 January 2012

    Tax investigations lawyer Maurice Martin has joined Withers’ London office as a partner. He comes from Irwin Mitchell, where he was also a partner and headed the business and personal tax investigations team.

  • Mubarak adviser’s timely UK retreat

    2 January 2012

    Link with former Egyptian president prevents Bakers’ Cairo head from going home

  • Number crunching: Numis Securities

    2 January 2012

    Mid-market equity capital markets brokers tend to spread their mandates quite evenly, so it is hardly surprising that no single firm stands out on inspection of City investment bank Numis Securities’ recent deal list.

  • Opinion: All present and correct

    2 January 2012

    Political lobbying laws are on the horizon

  • Opinion: Life and hard times

    2 January 2012

    There’s no quick fix for the New Year economic hangover

  • Opinion: New Year career resolutions

    2 January 2012

    Is it time to assess all your post-partner Christmas futures?

  • Opinion: Small firms can walk tall

    2 January 2012

    Smaller independent firms can offer good career prospects and better value for money for clients

  • Opportunist knocks SJ Berwin

    2 January 2012

    Reed Smith’s corporate hires signal renewed City push

  • Pension Protection Fund director of legal services: Security guard

    2-Jan-2012

    Pension Protection Fund director of legal services David Taylor is braced for a slump-fuelled boom in work for his organisation

  • Salans adds muscle to Paris insolvency team

    2 January 2012

    Salans has continued its growth in Paris by bolting on restructuring boutique Sonier & Associés.

  • SNR Denton shake-up sees nine quit Paris

    2 January 2012

    Three partners and six associates are set to leave SNR Denton’s Paris office as the firm pushes forward with its interim strategic review.

  • The Lawyer Management: Allen & Overy

    2-Jan-2012

    My job title is finance and operations director. I was chief information ­officer, then finance and IT director, so my responsibilities are for finance, business and IT, but we thought that was too long for a job title.

  • Top 20 cases 2012

    2-Jan-2012

    For the past three years the courts have been bristling with recession-related claims. As every year passes, however, the disputes become more complex, the sums get bigger and the legal teams involved swell.

  • Tulkinghorn: Why are Pinsents lawyers portly?

    2 January 2012

    Tulkinghorn offers his most sincere congratulations - which he usually reserves for when his most influential friends announce news of their firstborn, or when one of his scribes manages to make it into the office in the morning without reeking of gin and self-loathing - to Pinsent Masons chef Matt Petit, who made it through to the semi-finals of MasterChef: The Professionals in December 2011.

  • US firms lead march on South Korea

    2-Jan-2012

    Trade agreements with the EU and US prompt Western firms to look at Seoul

  • We’ve got the look

    2 January 2012

    Don’t worry - this is still The Lawyer. Let me give you a whistle-stop tour.

  • Work Life Quiz: Isabel Hudson, Carter-Ruck

    2-Jan-2012