4 Feb 2013
The private equity funds market in London has been raided and invaded by US firms of late, so what has been the impact?
Regional sets are having to face up to the fact that their world is changing, and fast
Relief for staffers as fellow Manc firm moves quickly to snap up failed Cobbetts
Jeff Winn’s extraordinary journey from small-town solicitor to £10m-a-year road accident law mogul is proof that entrepreneurialism pays
One zombie firm down, many to go. It was not entirely a shock, but at least the bad news last week that Cobbetts was filing for administration was superseded by the revelation that DWF was making a swift distress purchase.
Jeffrey Goh, GC at airline network Star Alliance, has made the status of his small legal group soar at the company
Appeal court’s weak decision undermines efforts to constrain legal costs and adds to judges’ burden
Political instability in Italy has made foreign investors wary, slashing legal activity, but there is optimism that the coming elections could start a recovery
The week’s biggest cases.
Toxic Beijing smog sparks doubts among lawyers about working in the city
Watson Farley & Williams narrowly missed the £100m turnover barrier for the 2011/12 financial year, posting a 12 per cent revenue hike to £99.8m
Party as united HowardKennedyFsi goes live, but new firm faces challenges
Government must consider employment law implications of ramping up the role of armed forces reservists
Secret courts are totalitarian and would destroy our country’s moral standing in the world
Simmons becomes second firm to benefit from the closure of Nixon Peabody’s Paris office, picking up a private equity partner.
Andrea Penman, London office manager, Marks & Clerk
Those administering estates should look into the causes of death of people with military connections