5 Nov 2012
Laterals fad sweeps bar as chambers add numbers to fend off consolidation
The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation, while workflow has remained high
Renewables work-loving Dundas advises wind farm-hating billionaire. Awkward
Netherlands lawyers give new businesses a boost
Monte Carlo was the location for The Lawyer’s annual European Awards and Conference. Here are the highlights
Determination and religious inspiration are central to the remarkable story of Tinu Adeshile, Muslim convert and GC at the Islam Channel
Simmons v Castle. First interested party: Association of British Insurers; second interested party: Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; third interested party: Personal Injuries Bar Association.  EWCA Civ 1288. Lord Judge LCJ; Lord Neuberger (MR); Maurice Kay LJ. 10 October 2012
CoA sells claimant spouses short by insisting company law principles apply to family cases
Private equity had a tough time during the recession, but has it started to creep out of the doldrums?
On an application under CPR r.39.2 for witnesses to give evidence in private, the judge had to consider whether there was a risk of reprisals against the witnesses such as to justify a derogation from the principle of open justice.
Malaysian firms can gain from a liberalised market if they change their mindset and learn from newcomers
Outsourcing business NewGalexy is launching Scotland’s first ever Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) centre today (5 November), just months after the Scottish government’s economic wing pushed ahead with plans seeking to entice firms to open low costs bases in the country.
Nick Stainthorpe has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate, and joined Reed Smith in London as a partner in the structured finance group.
The tectonic plates of the global legal market shifted an inch or two last week when the replacement of one of the world’s most iconic law firm leaders was confirmed.
Offshore law firms have long supplemented their legal offerings with fiduciary business, but will that model last?
Business is booming in the Isle of Man, a small jurisdiction that thinks big
New anti-bribery laws are about to force both public and private companies to clean up their acts
Slimmer pickings for firms on public sector rosters
Hogan Lovells: Clare Harris, associate director of legal resourcing at Hogan Lovells
Foreign investment in prime London real estate and UK companies’ willingness to embrace alternative assets is keeping law firm property teams afloat. James Swift reports
Third-party funders must accept statutory regulation to protect the integrity of the justice system