It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.
The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery
When a firm shouts loudly about a landmark merger, as SJ Berwin did when it joined forces with King & Wood Mallesons, departures are always likely to come under the spotlight.
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
Lawyers used up their minutes on the latest instalment of the Vodafone/Liberty telecoms struggle in January, while football deals also featured strongly
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Law Society chief executive Des Hudson is to stand down this summer, the solicitors’ representative body announced today.
Dundas & Wilson has promised nine partners guaranteed remuneration of £280,000 ahead of its proposed merger with CMS Cameron McKenna, the Lawyer understands.
Criminal law solicitors are aiming to sack the Law Society leadership by drumming up a petition for a second special general meeting (SGM) of the professional body.
Weightmans has appointed Alison Littley, the former chief executive of public sector procurement agency Buying Solutions, as its first non-executive director.
Barrister Marcus Elliott makes some timely suggestions to the Ministry of Justice
Referral fees are banned. The Bar Council’s new code of conduct explicitly states that barristers must not “pay or receive referral fees”, and additionally “making or receiving payments in order to procure or reward the referral…may also breach public trust.”
Pre nups are big news, but will the Law Commission’s recommendations clarify the law?