We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…
Networks are becoming more enterprising and bold in their pursuit of key in-house counsel – the ‘white whales’. Should indies take the plunge with them?
A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future
Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?
Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates
Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end
A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede
Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.
Targeted use of digital media is essential for effective law firm marketing.
The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.
Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.
High marketing salaries don’t mean the world has gone mad.
Bonuses for business services staff are hardly simple.
DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.
Just over 18 months after the merger between Howard Kennedy and Finers Stephens Innocent, HowardKennedyFSI (HKFSI) is set to return to Howard Kennedy in a major rebrand next month.
Thomas Eggar has become the latest firm to overhaul its business support function and centralise its document production staff on the back of its merger with Pritchard Englefield last year.
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Behind the Law
What springs to mind when you think of Slaughter and May? We’ll hazard a guess that it’s a firm steeped in tradition - whether that’s due its long-term specialism as a corporate powerhouse, its strict lockstep structure, or its black tie and braces image.
The Lawyer Management
Private equity-backed Knights is expected to turnover in excess of £15m during 2014/15 having hit £7.5m at the half-year.