International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.
Clear trends have emerged from this year’s Business Leadership survey. In-house legal teams confirm they are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less but the drive to embrace innovation remains elusive.
Our specialist panel discusses the key issues in risk management, including how it can be used by firms to gain a competitive edge, and the biggest risk-related challenges currently facing firms and clients
This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the intellectual property arena. Read on for details on the new IP Act 2014, whether Pharrell Williams has been misjudged and dealing with the rush of applications to trademark ‘Je suis Charlie’
Latin America is an area of immense interest for investors, especially from the US, and this is translating into work for lawyers.
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The Lawyer ’s first Salary Survey cover lawyers’ pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction, as well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations. We have unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and, of course, gender.
Precisely one-quarter of respondents to the survey work in-house – an area that is an increasingly popular and well-regarded career choice among lawyers.
Behind the Law
Over the last few weeks the attraction of Belfast as a hub for legal services has been underlined in bold.
This week’s U-turn concerning the decision to prosecute Lord Janner for alleged child sex offences has thrown a spotlight onto a procedure in English criminal law called the “trial of the act”.
Firms that let talented, tech-savvy thinkers go are losing out to New Law upstarts that are deploying hardcore R&D to break down barriers
This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.
As students of French history will know, down the years the summer months in Paris have echoed to the sound of revolution.
It’s not true that the legal industry is behind the times – in fact, innovation has always been a big part of what makes law such a satisfying profession.
If you work in-house, are you frustrated by the uninspiring service or lack of innovation your external legal services providers offer you?