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.
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.
The High Court is about to rule on Mukhtar Ablyazov’s role in the mystery of the Kazakh bank’s disappearing billions.
The Chinese renminbi is vying for mainstream status
The downturn gets blamed for everything
Court of Appeal upholds tribunals’ rulings that fixed-share partners cannot claim employee rights
Firm has made the most of its close association with London 2012
Return of Jason Fry re-establishes magic circle firm’s arbitration credentials
Note to partners: get ready to get nostalgic post-LSA
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.
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.
?All-equity, a hugely consistent growth strategy and plenty of female partners
US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges has added Hogan Lovells partner Mark Donald to its London finance practice.
Is open-plan working really the future for lawyers? Meet the evangelists
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.
The few remaining mid-market brokers are locked in a fight for clients and investors - just ask Michael Lee, general counsel at Numis Securities
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.
Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future
Employers faced with making workers redundant have several alternatives
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 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.
Third-party litigation funding is a relatively new model, but it is likely to become more mainstream in the next few years
The Turkish market’s resilience in these tough times is attracting a host of international players looking for local suitors
Country may not dodge investment cases by pulling out of disputes convention