5 March 2012

The Lawyer

  • 2012 QC list shows silk road is not always paved with gold

    5-Mar-2012

    As the downturn lingers, junior barristers are wary of outpricing their solicitor clients

  • Addleshaws’ shtum on Ablyazov

    5 March 2012

    Firm faces High Court questions after failing to disclose client details

  • Blurring the line

    5-Mar-2012

    The division between commercial and Chancery work is becoming less distinct, as the bar pitches itself internationally and targets direct access work in a bid to ride the evolutionary wave

  • Case of the week: IP

    5 March 2012

  • Chinese checkers

    5 March 2012

    During an autumn lunch with a magic circle managing partner I was party to a bit of a confession: aside from King & Wood, his knowledge of Chinese firms was seriously lacking.

  • Firms tooled up for diversity drive

    5 March 2012

    Can Toolkit for the professions break the ’who you know’ culture?

  • Gimme rope Joanna

    5 March 2012

    Word reaches Tulkinghorn that some musical beat combo known as Coldplay was planning to shoot a pop video on top of Pinsents’ building, with - of course - the firm’s blessing.

  • Job Watch: Insurance

    5-Mar-2012

    In the current market it is clear that legal expertise in the insurance sector is more in demand than ever.

  • Judgment call 5th March 2012

    5 March 2012

    The court should order an interim payment if satisfied that the conditions in CPR r.25.7(1)(c) were fulfilled unless there was a specific reason not to do so.

  • Links’ balancing act hits real estate

    5 March 2012

    Move from core practice area matches competitors’ strategies

  • Move On Up: Penningtons

    5-Mar-2012

    A recent double merger added 10 to the partnership, replenishing the net losses of the past six years

  • Moves: 5 March 2012

    5-Mar-2012

    Linklaters corporate partner Mark Stamp is leaving the firm to join US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.

  • Narrow minds and own goals

    5 March 2012

    Social exclusion at the bar is as old-fashioned and damaging to lawyers as racism is to football

  • Number crunching: UK law firms in Spain

    5-Mar-2012

    For a market that has experienced some of the worst of the global financial crisis - with Moody’s recently slashing its credit rating to A3 - there continues to be a surprising amount of interest in Spain from UK law firms.

  • Positive thinking

    5 March 2012

    Restructuring is up and M&A is down in Italy, but despite the country’s ratings downgrade many lawyers are upbeat about the prospects for 2012 and beyond

  • QBE EO head of legal: Cover story

    5-Mar-2012

    For Esther Felton, head of legal at insurance company QBE European Operations, seismic regulatory and market changes are both a challenge and an opportunity

  • Riddle of the brands: the secret formula of kudos

    5-Mar-2012

    The value of a firm’s brand is tough to put a figure on, but a system used by other industries claims to be able to do just that.

  • Shipping insolvency forecast

    5 March 2012

    More shipping companies are using US Chapter 11 filings, but the trend could run aground soon

  • Spending wisely

    5 March 2012

    Regulation is the overriding issue for in-house insurance lawyers. Our experts examine where they allocate legal spend in a rapidly changing environment

  • Still buts in Jackson’s costs rejig

    5 March 2012

    Assessing costs is one focus of the Jackson reforms, but some of his adjustments just don’t stack up

  • Stuck in the middle

    5-Mar-2012

    The big firms are getting aggressive, the small firms are consolidating. Where does that leave the mid-market?

  • Test Cricketer's Twitter test case

    6-Mar-2012

    Some might be surprised that it took this long, but the High Court is finally about to hear its first Twitter libel trial (see story).

  • Testing the fairness of workfare

    5-Mar-2012

    A legal challenge to ’workfare’ schemes could be trumped by the state’s right to provide training

  • The Lawyer Management: Lindsays

    5-Mar-2012

    Ian Beattie, a chartered accountant and former finance director at Scottish firm Brodies, has been Lindsays’ chief operating officer since November 2007. He focuses on the firm’s ­financial and operational performance and ensuring that its recent growth is managed effectively.

  • Too many chiefs?

    5 March 2012

    Freshfields has created yet another corporate management role

  • Work Life Quiz: Michael Spence, Bond Pearce

    5-Mar-2012