Raphael Grunfeld

Dewey & LeBoeuf, ethics and public investment in private US law firms


When on December 31, 2008, the last day of its financial year, the newly merged Dewey & LeBoeuf realised that it needed $50m to avoid breaching its bank loan covenant, it allegedly came up with a master plan to inflate its profitability by cooking the books.

Paul Hughes

Trusted partner, or cloak of invisibility?


Paul Hughes of Cranfield School of Management underlines how in-house lawyers can add value.


Osborne deals a boost and a blow


It is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday which makes this a big week for big numbers.


You can’t have your Swiss roll and eat it


The Swiss verein’s ability to function as distinct businesses while reaping the benefits of a global firm is running into problems.


Rule of law is under threat from regulations


A weak rule of law may make the UK less attractive to international investors.


Inclusivity is not ‘nice’ – it’s critical

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The findings of our diversity report make for pretty sobering reading.

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Role models matter as profession struggles to embrace diversity

12-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

It’s now almost a decade since the legal profession started banging the diversity drum and – guess what? – very little has changed.

Richard Vary

The battle of the chancellors


Why our procedural rules need to change with our economic policy