Britain is heading into a long-awaited period of infrastructure development as the Government pledges funding alongside ongoing foreign investment
Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. Who are the people shaping its strategy, who do they turn to for legal advice and what in-house capabilities does the company have?
Law firms may have been slow to recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce but a select few are now making good progress. Using UK 200 research, we reveal those at the vanguard of inclusivity and the initiatives they employ to rid their ranks of bias.
Don’t let your clients do a TalkTalk. Our experts consider a variety of business risks, and highlight prudent strategies in the digital world.
Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector
Exclusive UK 200 data reveals today the failure of UK firms to stamp their mark on the global legal market, despite substantial international expansion over the last decade.
With the Safe Harbour framework crumbling and ‘shadow IT’ the new normal, the world of e-discovery and data risk is changing rapidly
For the first time The Lawyer UK 200 has dissected the financials of the bottom half of the table to reveal a group of firms tackling a tough market with entrepreneurial zeal. However, their revenue range suggests consolidation pressures are growing.
Collapses among big Scottish law firms had more to do with management failings and the partnership system than big bank-mania and ‘Scottishness’.
Guaranteed annuity rates: when must members be informed? download subscription
The Pensions Ombudsman has recently published two decisions which highlight some potential issues arising when scheme administrators fail to inform members that they benefit from a guaranteed annuity rate (GAR).
ICBC Standard Bank has instructed Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on plans to enter into the first-ever UK deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Personal injury heavyweight Slater & Gordon saw its share price drop 52 per cent overnight after the UK Government announced a shake-up in the way road accidents claims are handled.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have been criticised in the High Court for their “unfocused”, “unsettling” and “less than compelling” approach to disclosure in the bank’s £4bn battle with shareholders.
Irwin Mitchell has announced it will merge with Thomas Eggar in a move which will create a £250m firm with more than 270 partners.
Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management underlines how in-house lawyers can add value.
A weak rule of law may make the UK less attractive to international investors.
It’s now almost a decade since the legal profession started banging the diversity drum and – guess what? – very little has changed.