26 November 2012

The Lawyer

  • Ashurst reveals 6 per cent H1 revenue slump

    23-Nov-2012

    Ashurst has announced a 6 per cent like-for-like drop in revenues for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, with total half-year billings standing at £145m.

  • Banks face conflict of interest

    26-Nov-2012

    Banks are being short-changed when it comes to their interests by a system that favours lowest fees

  • Bending the gender agenda

    26-Nov-2012

    EU commissioner’s revised 40% female ‘target’ for boardrooms throws up questions of qualification balance

  • Cameron's reforms are misguided

    26-Nov-2012

    Reforming judicial review procedures will not lead to a better system but will punish those who need it most

  • Courts offer leap for faith

    26-Nov-2012

    Recent religious belief versus discrimination cases show a softening towards the rights of those with strong faith

  • Crowded huis

    26-Nov-2012

    Jones Day plans to open in Amsterdam, but is there room in the market for another US firm in the Netherlands?

  • Dundas & Wilson: Lawyers in need

    26-Nov-2012

    Dundas & Wilson has had a torrid few years. What can the new management do to turn the firm around?

  • Featured case: VAT

    26-Nov-2012

    Sub One Ltd (t/a Subway) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners. [2012] UKUT 34 (TCC). Arnold J. 3 October 2012

  • Flying south

    26-Nov-2012

    The southern African region is developing quickly and its vast promise is attracting a flock of foreign law firms

  • Frauleins in waiting

    26-Nov-2012

    German gargantu-firm Hengeler Mueller still trails the field in diversity stakes

  • Ghost in the machine

    26-Nov-2012

    US moves forward on Magnitsky case, with Canada next. When will the UK act?

  • Island of calm on a storm-lashed continent

    26-Nov-2012

    Lawyers gathered in London last week to hear why Luxembourg offers such big potential for investors. In association with Wildgen

  • Job Watch: Offshore

    26-Nov-2012

    Offshore continues to be a busy area, but what are the job prospects there like at the moment?

  • Judgment call - 26 November 2012

    26-Nov-2012

    Insolvency: The ‘Dicey rule’, arising from the operation of common law and the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933, applied to foreign judgments in avoidance proceedings in insolvency.

  • Moves: 26 November 2012

    26-Nov-2012

    Norton Rose has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) IP litigation partner Huw Evans as a partner.

  • Norton Rose risks alienating US buddies after merger

    26-Nov-2012

    The Houston lift-off for Norton Rose Fulbright will create a huge firm on paper, but some worry about the effect on transatlantic referrals

  • Onlinedancing

    26-Nov-2012

    After Farrers’ media scandal pain, RPC regroups for a fresh assault on web work

  • Partners do protest too little

    26-Nov-2012

    Lawyers have become a docile lot. The corporatisation of law firms and the increasingly regimented nature of partnership has produced ranks of professionals who tend to do what they’re told.

  • Points of review

    26-Nov-2012

    The widely criticised Legal Education and Training Review is in its final stages. Opinion is divided on whether it will achieve its objectives

  • Record delivery

    26-Nov-2012

    E-disclosure is here to stay and gathering pace, so lawyers need to get up to speed to help their clients through the new electronic battleground. In association with

  • Robert Walters group head of legal: Ripple effect

    26-Nov-2012

    After an early career shock a strong sense of decency now drives Richard Harris, group head of legal at recruiter Robert Walters, as he reshapes his team

  • Shifting sands

    26-Nov-2012

    As firms’ focus moves to Dubai, Simmons says Abu Dhabi base is secure

  • The Lawyer Management: Forster Dean

    26-Nov-2012

    Gregory Shields is CEO of personal injury and conveyancing firm Forster Dean. He has spent his whole legal career at the Liverpool-based organisation, training as a solicitor there before leading a management buyout in 2007.

  • Toeing the line

    26-Nov-2012

    Investigations and regulations have become a core part of what in-housers have to deal with. In association with Grant Thornton

  • Work Life Quiz: Jeremy Sweetland, Guildhall Chambers

    26-Nov-2012