3 January 2011

The Lawyer

  • Ambitious Lupton Fawcett scoops up 32 ex-AMS staff

    3 January 2011

    Shortly before Christmas 100-year old firm Ashton Morton Slack (AMS) became the latest victim of the current harsh trading environment by filing for administration.

  • Chip building: Richard Devereux, Intel Corporation

    2-Jan-2011

    Intel European head of labour law Richard Devereux’s formidable remit covers overseeing counsel and employees in 37 countries, meaning an ability to adapt has been crucial to his role.

  • Comings and goings

    3 January 2011

    Spanish firm Garrigues pulled the plug on its young Romanian office recently. James Swift finds out why, and if this is a sign of things to come

  • Diversity tables put policies above numbers

    3 January 2011

    The Black Solicitors Network’s fifth Diversity League Table (DLT) reveals considerable differences between the larger City firms and their smaller regional and niche counterparts in terms of diversity profiles.

  • Hewitsons

    3 January 2011

    Regional firm Hewitsons’ main practice areas are corporate, property and private client.

  • Howes Percival wins a spot on Camelot panel

    3 January 2011

    Howes Percival has landed a place on National Lottery operator Camelot’s winners’ advisory panel, alongside a clutch of leading regional firms.

  • Life in the slow lane

    3 January 2011

    Economic recovery is being held back by unhelpful government actions, typified by recent legislative moves on PPPs.

  • Links leapfrogs rivals in sluggish year for M&A

    3 January 2011

    2010 saw a slight upturn for corporate teams, especially those whose business is not heavily UK-based, says Gavriel Hollander

  • New year, fresh faces

    3 January 2011

    The first issue of The Lawyer in January is traditionally an exercise in talent-spotting, since it has a fortunate conjunction of The Hot 100 and the top cases of the year. Both are barometers of the market in different ways.

  • On the move

    3 January 2011

    Covington & Burling has recruited the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Edward Yingling (left) as a ­partner in its financial institutions group.

  • Opinion: ‘Power to the people’ bill must clear Nimby hurdle

    3 January 2011

    The long-awaited Localism Bill has finally arrived. Despite the abandonment of the word ’decentralisation’ from the bill’s title, the 577-page document has lived up to expectations in its aims for a groundbreaking shift of power from Westminster to the people.

  • Singapore launch builds Beachcroft’s global muscle

    3 January 2011

    Beachcroft is set to launch in Singapore to build its international insurance risk practice.

  • Speechly eyes Middle East for overseas debut

    3 January 2011

    City firm Speechly Bircham will open its first international office next year, with the most likely location being in the Middle East.

  • Strong-arm knight makes Gray's day

    3 January 2011

    Far be it for Tulkinghorn to disparage the general ­fitness level of the legal profession in this country, but one of his scribes was interested to learn of Appleby partner Gray Smith’s recent ’exertions’.

  • Tolaney shines among the new stars

    3 January 2011

    If 2009 was the year Sonia Tolaney rose to prominence then 2010 was the one when she affirmed her position as one of the bar’s brightest stars.

  • Top 20 cases of 2011

    2-Jan-2011

    Clients are being choosy with their counsel in what promises to be a classic year in the courts. Here are the cases to look out for…

  • Top firms gear up for action as litigation tsunami hits UK

    3 January 2011

    Post-crunch boom as in-housers lose confidence in slow and expensive arbitration procedures

  • Unified vision

    3 January 2011

    The fate of the recent Johnson & Johnson contact lens action shows why the pace of movement towards a centralised EU patent system is quickening, says Douglas Campbell

  • Work Life Quiz: Jonathan Peacock, Irwin Mitchell

    2-Jan-2011

    What was your first-ever job? Selling vintage clothing on Portobello market.