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
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
Israel’s conflict with Hamas-controlled Gaza is escalating. Is this a place where lawyers can still do international business?
Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action
With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?
The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device
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.
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.
At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.
Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham, which are set to merge on 1 November 2014, have kicked off their search for a combined City base.
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Behind the Law
Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.
The Lawyer Management
Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue.