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
A maturing economy, political stability and innovations such as industry hubs make Dubai and Abu Dhabi inviting – if you can get your feet under the table
As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms
Behind the Law
Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.
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.