6 February 2012

The Lawyer

  • Alternative rock

    6 February 2012

    Howard Kennedy partners knew they were in for a cultural overhaul when they appointed the firm’s first non-lawyer chief executive Mark Dembovsky.

  • Bad Law – the TwitterJokeTrial appeal

    7-Feb-2012

    Tomorrow the appeal of the TwitterJokeTrial case will be heard at the High Court.  English law moves slowly.  It is well over a year since Doncaster Crown Courtupheld the original conviction of Paul Chambers for an offence under section 127(1) of the Communications Act 2003.  And it is over two years since the originaljokey but ill-fated tweet which ended up with him being arrested at his workplace.

  • BTA v Ablyazov: the secret billionaire

    6 February 2012

    The High Court is about to rule on Mukhtar Ablyazov’s role in the mystery of the Kazakh bank’s disappearing billions.

  • Case of the week: Arbitration

    6 February 2012

  • Currency converter

    6 February 2012

    The Chinese renminbi is vying for mainstream status

  • Economical with the truth

    6 February 2012

    The downturn gets blamed for everything

  • Firms welcome clarification of fixed-share status by CoA

    6-Feb-2012

    Court of Appeal upholds tribunals’ rulings that fixed-share partners cannot claim employee rights

  • Freshfields: jolly good sports

    6-Feb-2012

    Firm has made the most of its close association with London 2012

  • From CC to ICC… and back again

    6-Feb-2012

    Return of Jason Fry re-establishes magic circle firm’s arbitration credentials

  • Heirs of inevitability

    6 February 2012

    Note to partners: get ready to get nostalgic post-LSA

  • Job Watch: Small/West End firms

    6-Feb-2012

    As the competition hots up in the City to secure training contracts and associate roles, it is worth looking at what some of the smaller firms in the West End have to offer.

  • Judgment call: 6 February 2012

    6 February 2012

    For the purposes of service out of the jurisdiction, where a claim was made under or pursuant to a contract, that was the contract “in respect of” which it had to be shown, to the standard of a good arguable case, that it existed and that one of the requirements of CPR PD 6B para.3.1(6) had been met.

  • Move On Up: Bristows

    6-Feb-2012

    ?All-equity, a hugely consistent growth strategy and plenty of female partners

  • M­­oves

    6 February 2012

    US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges has added Hogan Lovells partner Mark Donald to its London finance practice.

  • Nowhere to hide

    6 February 2012

    Is open-plan working really the future for lawyers? Meet the evangelists

  • Number crunching: Brazil

    6-Feb-2012

    While the world was still reeling from the impact of the economic crisis, Latin America was thriving. Brazil in particular has experienced an enormous surge in growth in recent years and was recently named the sixth largest economy in the world.

  • Numis Securities GC: Battle star

    6-Feb-2012

    The few remaining mid-market brokers are locked in a fight for clients and investors - just ask Michael Lee, general counsel at Numis Securities

  • Parallel borderlines

    6 February 2012

    Oh, the charm of symmetries. In the magic circle there’s the competitive dialectic of Linklaters and Freshfields competing for the same FTSE clients, the same banks and the same profitability.

  • Pay checks

    6-Feb-2012

    Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future

  • Slinging the axe

    6 February 2012

    Employers faced with making workers redundant have several alternatives

  • The Lawyer Management: BPE Solicitors

    6-Feb-2012

    BPE Solicitors HR director Julia Jones is also head of the Cheltenham firm’s in-house HR consultancy, which operates alongside the legal teams.

  • The specialist ones

    6 February 2012

    The decision by five Bristol-based barristers to leave their practices at Queen Square Chambers for local rival Guildhall Chambers comes as the regional bar enters a period of unprecedented change.

  • The third way

    6-Feb-2012

    Third-party litigation funding is a relatively new model, but it is likely to become more mainstream in the next few years

  • Turkish alight

    6-Feb-2012

    The Turkish market’s resilience in these tough times is attracting a host of international players looking for local suitors

  • Venezuela’s Icsid test

    6 February 2012

    Country may not dodge investment cases by pulling out of disputes convention

  • Work Life Quiz: Liz Cohen, Bristows

    6-Feb-2012