20 May 2013

The Lawyer

  • WA Supreme Court considers circumstances in which service of proceedings in accordance with a contract will be 'deemed' effective download

    King & Wood Mallesons | 3-Jun-2013

    An appeal has been lodged in response to the Supreme Court of Western Australia’s decision in Bass Metals Ltd v Liongold Corp Ltd [2013] WASC 168.

  • A waste of time and money

    20-May-2013

    Putting up third-rate witnesses could see lawyers hit with wasted costs orders in the Jackson era

  • Abroad-minded

    20-May-2013

    UK associates may have to move out if they want to move up, as firms look to add strength in growing economies

  • All eyes on energy

    20-May-2013

    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

  • Blackburn FC's defence exposed

    20-May-2013

    Barrister acting for football club over dismissal claim must have known he was onto a loser

  • Fantasy financial figures

    20-May-2013

    Early results give distorted picture of the health of the profession

  • Freshfields leads the way on pay

    20-May-2013

    Firm’s merit-based remuneration system sees it top the pay league

  • Garrigues' Latin quarter

    20-May-2013

    Garrigues looks to South America for relief from home market gloom

  • Good housekeeping at Herbies

    20-May-2013

    Cash call is simply to stabilise the partner distribution cycle, apparently

  • Increasing costs sealed with LIPs

    20-May-2013

    The Big Bang may have proffered the public greater choice, but there is a high price to pay

  • Judgment Call: 20 May 2013

    20-May-2013

  • Magic realism

    20-May-2013

    International firms are jostling for position with local players in a packed legal market, but the UK magic circle still dominates

  • Market force

    20-May-2013

    Russia is an attractive proposition for institutional investors at the moment, with a boom in bond issuances

  • Moves: 20 May 2013

    20-May-2013

    Move of the week

  • Pounds for pupillages

    20-May-2013

    Auctioning internships is becoming more common, giving students from well-off backgrounds a significant leg-up into highly competitive professions, including the law

  • Promotions figures indicate bleak times

    20-May-2013

    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.

  • System change

    20-May-2013

    Budget tracking has become a core part of many in-housers’ roles, and delegates at our recent Portugal summit considered the hi-tech approach

  • The Lawyer Management: Brachers

    20-May-2013

    Joanna Worby is Brachers’ first female managing partner. She joined the firm in 1991 as a trainee solicitor and became a partner in 1999.

  • Untangling the great contract net

    20-May-2013

    Judgment sheds light on enforceability of net contribution clauses in consumer contracts, but what of business ones?

  • When the numbers don’t add up anymore

    20-May-2013

    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

  • Willis Global GC: Risk taker and breaker

    20-May-2013

    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