Transport is a sector that offers a wealth of opportunities both for legal roles and puns, with government cash setting in train high-profile schemes and getting projects motoring.
Of all the transactional sectors projects and energy has been one of the most resilient throughout the recession.
Few topics get tabloid blood racing like immigration, but are heart rates running quite so high among lawyers practising in this area?
The North West region has seen significant growth in recent years after taking a bruising during the recession. But pressure on costs is driving an increase in in-house and non-qualified fee-earner roles.
It is no secret that sports deals pay handsomely. Gareth Bale’s record-busting transfer, clocking in at £85.3m, proved that this summer and handed an appetising mandate to high-profile Berwin Leighton Paisner sports litigator Graham Shear. Earlier this month Jones Day ...
Office design and ways of working evolve continuously and it can be a full time job keeping pace with new ways to inspire, motivate and retain staff. There is however always room for improvement and being aware of the key trends can help you make decisions that will benefit you. Here we outline some of the current ideas that might help.
HMRC salaried partner changes send shockwaves through LLPs
The collapse of the SFO’s case against Dahdahleh represents a low point in a bad year for the SFO.
In September this year The Lawyer devoted an entire issue to futurology. What would the legal profession look like in 2020? We made specific predictions around UK market consolidation and law firm collapses, a radical change in resourcing structures and growing demands from in-house lawyers.
Legal Aid minister Shailesh Vara puts the case for Legal Aid cuts
As the city enjoys a boom, its foremost legal firms are poaching each other’s staff
Even magic circle firms are introducing a merit-based component to salaries
‘Safe pair of hands’ Layton to lead Clifford Chance to a future of business-as-usual
Speechly Bircham must look back to 2009/10 with an air of nostalgia. Back then the firm pulled off a merger with Campbell Hooper to boost revenue by 37 per cent, to £58.4m. The tie-up also helped the firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) to rocket by 29 per cent, from £331,000 to £428,000.
UK firms tempt top talent with lifestyle sweeteners to combat the mighty US dollar