Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements
The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel
It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out
Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy
Lawyer 2B looks at the varied forms of apprenticeships in the legal market, and asks whether they are really the answer to the future of legal education.
The gargantuan BT Sport-Uefa football deal was all the work of each side’s in-housers – private practice take note
Cyprus is on a tough road to recovery but Russian money is still flowing in, cementing the strong relationship between the two countries
The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful
The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice
Costs clarity is the way forward for arbitration
Key equality case highlights future court treatment of protected characteristics
The Lawyer’s annual report into the top 50 firms for global litigation is eagerly awaited by those with ambitions to grow their contentious business.
The debate over Scotland’s future has developed with last week’s guide to independence.
You’re an in-house lawyer outside London. Your usual external law firm is spending less time on you but wants to bill you more.
New research highlights the impact of Government cuts on lawyers entering criminal practice