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.
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.
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
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.
Regional firm Hewitsons’ main practice areas are corporate, property and private client.
Howes Percival has landed a place on National Lottery operator Camelot’s winners’ advisory panel, alongside a clutch of leading regional firms.
Economic recovery is being held back by unhelpful government actions, typified by recent legislative moves on PPPs.
2010 saw a slight upturn for corporate teams, especially those whose business is not heavily UK-based, says Gavriel Hollander
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.
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.
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.
Beachcroft is set to launch in Singapore to build its international insurance risk practice.
City firm Speechly Bircham will open its first international office next year, with the most likely location being in the Middle East.
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’.
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.
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…
Post-crunch boom as in-housers lose confidence in slow and expensive arbitration procedures
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
What was your first-ever job? Selling vintage clothing on Portobello market.