20 May 2013
WA Supreme Court considers circumstances in which service of proceedings in accordance with a contract will be 'deemed' effective download
An appeal has been lodged in response to the Supreme Court of Western Australia’s decision in Bass Metals Ltd v Liongold Corp Ltd  WASC 168.
Putting up third-rate witnesses could see lawyers hit with wasted costs orders in the Jackson era
UK associates may have to move out if they want to move up, as firms look to add strength in growing economies
The arrival of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in the UK proves how busy the oil and gas market has become. But the sector’s high level of activity has caught the eye of the European Commission
Barrister acting for football club over dismissal claim must have known he was onto a loser
Early results give distorted picture of the health of the profession
Firm’s merit-based remuneration system sees it top the pay league
Garrigues looks to South America for relief from home market gloom
Cash call is simply to stabilise the partner distribution cycle, apparently
The Big Bang may have proffered the public greater choice, but there is a high price to pay
International firms are jostling for position with local players in a packed legal market, but the UK magic circle still dominates
Russia is an attractive proposition for institutional investors at the moment, with a boom in bond issuances
Move of the week
Auctioning internships is becoming more common, giving students from well-off backgrounds a significant leg-up into highly competitive professions, including the law
The general downward trend - at least in the UK - highlighted in this week’s partnership promotions feature didn’t obscure some major changes dotted throughout the annual rounds.
Global GC Adam Rosman’s role at insurance broker Willis demands that he not only defends the business against current risk but that he spies any potential on the horizon
Budget tracking has become a core part of many in-housers’ roles, and delegates at our recent Portugal summit considered the hi-tech approach
Joanna Worby is Brachers’ first female managing partner. She joined the firm in 1991 as a trainee solicitor and became a partner in 1999.
Judgment sheds light on enforceability of net contribution clauses in consumer contracts, but what of business ones?
Redundancies are sweeping the legal industry as firms of all sizes adjust to a world of permanent price pressure - and partners are no longer secure in ivory towers