24 September 2012

The Lawyer

  • The odd couple

    24-Sep-2012

    On the face of it Field Fisher Waterhouse has the most to gain from a possible merger with Osborne Clarke, but given their differences it’s a long shot

  • ’Fessing up about fees

    24-Sep-2012

    Look out, fee disclosure is about to hit the big time, becoming a feature of all civil cases

  • A barely adequate defence

    24 September 2012

    Let’s not kid ourselves, photos of a duchess sunbathing topless have nothing to do with free speech

  • A better approach to disputes

    24-Sep-2012

    Tony Blair’s Glencore intervention was cheaper and more effective than litigation

  • CBS Outdoor international legal director: International Ad value

    24 September 2012

    The world of outdoor advertising got a boost from London 2012, says Grainne Brankin, international legal director at CBS Outdoor International

  • CC in front seat at Carlyle

    24-Sep-2012

    The flurry of deals undertaken by private equity giant Carlyle this year has provided rich picking for a number of big firms

  • Coming clean

    24-Sep-2012

    The UK is beefing up efforts to monitor carbon emissions, but companies will have to work hard to comply

  • Featured case: Negligence; banking and finance; contracts

    24-Sep-2012

  • Job Watch: Property

    24-Sep-2012

    Inertia in the property market over the past few years has made it a tricky time for property lawyers in the City and further afield, but what are the prospects in 2012?

  • Judgment Call: September 24

    24 September 2012

    R (Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees & Ors) v (1) Central Criminal Court; (2) Director of the Serious Fraud Office and interested party Vincent Tchenguiz and between R (Robert Tchenguiz and R20 Ltd) v (1) Director of the Serious Fraud Office; (2) Commissioner of the City of London Police; (3) Central Criminal Court. [2012] EWHC 2254 (Admin). Silber J; Sir John Thomas (President). 31 July 2012

  • Magic circle’s lost property mojo

    24-Sep-2012

    What do you do with a practice area whose margins do not match the rest of the firm’s? As James Swift explores in this issue, nowhere is this problem more acute than at Linklaters’ real estate department – although given the current size of that team, perhaps we should call it the real estate unit.

  • Mind the gap in legal language

    24-Sep-2012

    English is the official tongue of many African countries, yet students’ written skills are often below par

  • Moves: 24 September 2012

    24 September 2012

    John Allison, former head of Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate practice in London, has joined Hogan Lovells as a partner with experience in the financial services sector.

  • Number crunching: Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees

    24-Sep-2012

    When Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees announced they were in merger talks a couple of weeks ago the synergies between the two firms were instantly interesting. Never mind the fact that geographically the firms are almost mirror-images – Bond Pearce in the South West and Dickinson Dees in the North East – when it comes to financials this is as close to a merger of equals as it is possible to get.

  • Paper cut – the digital office

    24-Sep-2012

    A paperless environment is the ideal, but how realistic a proposition is it?In association with:

  • Purchase orders

    24-Sep-2012

    Procurement managers bring value for money in-house

  • Resource pan

    24-Sep-2012

    A&O annual review reveals plans to reduce costs

  • Spread the word about mediation

    24 September 2012

    Those in family disputes wish to avoid battles, so we need to raise awareness of the non-court options

  • The Finnish line

    24-Sep-2012

    Despite the establishment of breakaway boutiques and some consolidation, all is steady in the Finnish legal market

  • The incredible shrinking law firm

    24-Sep-2012

    The once-mighty Linklaters real estate department is a shadow of its former self. Should management rethink its grand plan?

  • The Lawyer Management: Ilyashev & Partners

    24 September 2012

    I’m responsible for marketing strategy and planning, budget, overall marketing activities and CRM development. I work closely with partners and lawyers to ensure the marketing strategy is implemented at all levels.

  • The taxman cometh...

    24 September 2012

    …and even an assessment error could result in unwanted attention

  • Work Life Quiz: Peter Edwards, Devereux Chambers

    24 September 2012