Business leadership

Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find

30-Jul-2015 9:45 am

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

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Clifford Chance to defend High Court election petition claim for Nadine Dorries MP

30-Jul-2015 12:05 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has instructed Clifford Chance to defend a petition lodged with the High Court accusing her of smearing the applicant’s “personal character and conduct”.

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Firms cautioned to watch out for cyber-squatters as .law domain goes live

30-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

The launch of domain name .law is set to occur today (30 July 2015) as part of the generic top level domain (gTLD) programme run by NetNames.

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BLP advises Highways England on launch of £15bn smart motorway programme

30-Jul-2015 3:59 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Highways England as it awarded £1.55bn worth of contracts for its smart motorways programme. 

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Linklaters and Skadden win roles on Delphi's £1bn purchase of automotive group HellermannTyton

30-Jul-2015 10:05 am | By Rachel Moloney

Linklaters is advising technology company Delphi Automotive on its £1.07bn acquisition of HellermannTyton Group, represented by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

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Barratt Developments GC Tom Keevil announces retirement

30-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest house builder, has announced its general counsel will retire later this year.

Stock exchange

Kerman & Co and Harneys represent blockchain company Coinsilium as it plans Aim listing

30-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Rachel Moloney

Kerman & Co and Harneys are advising Coinsilium on its intention to float on Aim, as it looks to become the first UK blockchain company to go public. 

British Airways

Mr Justice Peter Smith faces investigation over "lost luggage" case

29-Jul-2015 5:11 pm | By Joanne Harris

Mr Justice Peter Smith is facing an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) in connection to his recusal from the mammoth air cargo cartel case involving British Airways (BA).

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Students to be recruited from second year as graduate recruitment code is transformed

29-Jul-2015 1:31 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Law firms will be able to recruit future trainees from their second year at university due to a change in the graduate recruitment code.

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GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 12:40 pm | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.

Scotland

Anderson Strathern and Harper Macleod win big on Scottish government legal panel

29-Jul-2015 9:58 am | By Jonathon Manning

Anderson Strathern and Harper Macleod have both won places to advise the Scottish government across each of the six lots within its legal framework.

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015 0:04 am | By Jonathon Manning

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

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Shoosmiths fails to reverse pay cuts despite boasting £100m turnover

29-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Shoosmiths will not be reversing the voluntary pay cuts taken by its staff in 2009 despite the firm announcing its turnover had reached £102m last year.

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money

Wedlake Bell goes open plan as revenue passes £30m

29-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

Wedlake Bell has recorded revenue of £31.3m for the 2014/15 financial year.

Court

Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

The judiciary has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

A very public decision

Gateley’s move to float on AIM earlier this year intrigued the market. It was certainly an unexpected move; most had tipped Irwin Mitchell to be the first commercial law firm to seek a stock market listing. But as our detailed analysis shows, the deal is less radical than on first sight.

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Best in class

Meet the Best in Class: The Lawyer Awards video

24-Jul-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

What would you ask judges from The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, if you had the chance? At the first Best in Class networking and best practice event, this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel were given the chance to get a glimpse into the judging room. 

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Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Sam Eastwood, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

The seven years since Norton Rose Fulbright’s Sam Eastwood featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 have seen the disputes market – and Eastwood’s career – change rapidly.

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Industry Leaders

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Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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Taylor Wessing to stake all on Asia growth with Hong Kong the next stop

24-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles was recently elected for a third term at the helm of the firm. His next step? International expansion.

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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money

Wedlake Bell goes open plan as revenue passes £30m

29-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Wedlake Bell has recorded revenue of £31.3m for the 2014/15 financial year.

Scotland

Brodies' revenue grows by 11 per cent to £57.9m

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Brodies has announced its fifth consective year of revenue and profit growth as turnover increased by 11.2 per cent, from £52.1m to £57.9m.

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In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

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The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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In-house interview: Sarah Binder, PlusNet

13-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a grounding in both telecoms and M&A, Sarah Binder is well placed to face the challenges that come with being director of legal and compliance at entrepreneurial and fast-growing PlusNet.

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London

Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

Hong Kong

MoFo takes litigation team from Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired Winston & Strawn’s Asia litigation chair Adrian Yip as a partner, along with three associates.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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The Lawyer 20 July 2015 front cover

Top 10 stories: 17-23 July 2015

24-Jul-2015

Profit and pay were at the top of the most-read list this week, with big litigation also featuring highly.

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