Construction index

Construction: new rules, election promises and growing project completion problems

27-Apr-2015

The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.

Merger mania

Mergers: bigger is not always better

27-Apr-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Merger activity over the past three years shows a trend for consolidation, but UK 200 data shows not all tie-ups create a better balance sheet.

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At last, the gender balance at the top of UK law firms begins to shift

27-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

BLP and Squires lag, but elsewhere female partner promotion stats look healthy.

GC2B participants

Passing on the baton to the next generation of GCs

20-Apr-2015

An initiative from The Lawyer and Berwin Leighton Paisner

Tony Angel, DLA Piper

Tony Angel: “The legal profession is about to go through a quite phenomenal change”

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Brought in to guide DLA Piper through a major strategic shake-up, Tony Angel was never going to win everyone’s favour, but what do the facts say about his legacy?

George Osborne index

Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

13-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice.

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Knowledge management: I, lawbot

6-Apr-2015

The march of the machines is making this an exciting time for the world of knowledge management – but are law firms keeping up?

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US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?

DAC Beachcroft

No exemption: DAC Beachcroft and the strain of the insurance market

16-Mar-2015

Merger was all the rage in the perilous insurance sector back in 2011. Has a united DAC Beachcroft worked for the better, and what will be on the new management team’s agenda?

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Election 2015: the Conservative inheritance tax proposals download subscription

Goodman Derrick 1-May-2015

Tories plan to raise the IHT threshold to £1m for married couples and civil partners.

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Exit

Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell continues trend of reduced partner promotions

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has announced seven partner promotions across its offices in the UK, which will take effect from 1 May 2015.

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

London

Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

1-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

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What makes lawyers sing?

28-Apr-2015

The next round of the Legal Harmony choir competition for lawyers kicks off next week - but what are the advantages to setting up a firm choir?

Matt Byrne

Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.

Allen Maurice index

Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Maurice Allen

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw.

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