24 September 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
Look out, fee disclosure is about to hit the big time, becoming a feature of all civil cases
Let’s not kid ourselves, photos of a duchess sunbathing topless have nothing to do with free speech
Tony Blair’s Glencore intervention was cheaper and more effective than litigation
The world of outdoor advertising got a boost from London 2012, says Grainne Brankin, international legal director at CBS Outdoor International
The flurry of deals undertaken by private equity giant Carlyle this year has provided rich picking for a number of big firms
The UK is beefing up efforts to monitor carbon emissions, but companies will have to work hard to comply
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?
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.  EWHC 2254 (Admin). Silber J; Sir John Thomas (President). 31 July 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.
English is the official tongue of many African countries, yet students’ written skills are often below par
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.
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.
A paperless environment is the ideal, but how realistic a proposition is it?In association with:
Procurement managers bring value for money in-house
A&O annual review reveals plans to reduce costs
Those in family disputes wish to avoid battles, so we need to raise awareness of the non-court options
Despite the establishment of breakaway boutiques and some consolidation, all is steady in the Finnish legal market
The once-mighty Linklaters real estate department is a shadow of its former self. Should management rethink its grand plan?
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.
…and even an assessment error could result in unwanted attention