4 October 2010
Allen & Overy (A&O) has put organic business improvement at the centre of its strategy as it looks to improve profitability and efficiency in what it sees as a low-growth era for legal services.
The attorney general’s office has dropped demands on bar members of the Treasury Solicitor Panel of Counsel to disclose equality and diversity credentials.
CMS Cameron McKenna and Travers Smith have won roles on 3i’s secondary sale of NSL Services Group to ACC Capital Partners.
Our report on Slaughter and May setting up a panel of LPO providers seems to be proof that outsourcing is here to stay.
Welsh Rugby Union legal head Rhodri Lewis is hard at work getting the union’s legal function up to scratch - and loving every minute of it.
Former Halliwells fixed-share partners are seeking legal advice with a view to suing the firm’s ex-equity partners.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Travers Smith have advised on CSG Systems’ offer for UK business support services (BSS) provider Intec Telecom Systems.
In restructuring its management team, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has brought its management system in line with those adopted by its magic circle peers, while at the same time ensuring there will be practically no change to the way the firm is run.
Bank restructuring, slowly rising M&A activity and official overtures towards investment funds are keeping Irish lawyers smiling.
Hammonds has advised private equity buy-and-build specialist Sovereign Capital on its acquisition of brain injury care specialist Christchurch Court.
West Midlands firm Higgs & Sons prides itself on being able to retain its staff, something senior partner Ian Shovlin has personal experience of.
Hogan Lovells has landed a role advising Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), a client close to Herbert Smith, on the acquisition of a Brazilian minerals company.
Government statistics that show that the number of partnership disputes reaching the High Court almost doubled in 2009 could reveal just a small proportion of the true figure.
An Italian law firm network has appealed to its country’s supreme court after the national bar association ordered it to change its name.
West Country firm Porter Dodson has merged with Yeovil-based Batt Sanders & Bennett.
Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) has raided City firm Sprecher Grier Halberstam for its former head of litigation Jonathan Sachs.
Maclay Murray & Spens corporate partner Robbie Brown has left the firm to take up an in-house role at global energy business Wood Group.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been? An archaeologist or a landscape photographer.
The newly merged legal departments of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire’s county councils have appointed a director of legal services.
So, what can lawyers expect from the new Labour (not New Labour) leader Edward (not David) Miliband?
Norton Rose is to launch an LGBT network in a bid to improve the recruitment, retention and promotion of its gay and lesbian staff.
Sidley Austin has announced that Stephen Roith will join the firm as a partner in its securities practice.
Very few pieces of legislation have gained as much traction in recent years as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
The long-running dispute over the restructuring of Almatis Group could finally be settled this week after more than a year of negotiations, proposals and counter-proposals.
If it’s a poster boy for social mobility you are after, then John Griffiths is your man.
CPA Global and Exigent in the frame as magic circle firm bows to client pressure on fees
The second annual European Awards saw a diverse and stellar cast take their bows in the German capital. By James Swift
News has reached Tulkinghorn Towers that those crazy ABS-phobes north of the border are at it again.
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is poised to launch its first formal legal panel early next year.