Cat Griffiths index

Firebrands are a firm’s best friend

5-Oct-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

And there goes another Scottish independent. McClure Naismith’s decision to call in the administrators in August was the third sad ending of its kind, following Semple Fraser in 2013 and Tods Murray, bought by Shepherd & Wedderburn in 2014.

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China’s law firms are looking for you

28-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing. 


Quit the classroom and get onto the internet


Formal education has its place, but law needs to move with the times and appreciate the benefits that organic learning through technology can bring.

Dr Steven Vaughan

Diversity and the profession: a reply to Lord Sumption


Last night, Lord Sumption, a Justice of the Supreme Court, was trending on Twitter. This, I think, was a first. The furore was linked to an interview given by Lord Sumption to the Evening Standard.

Chris Warren-Smith index

The Financial List could work for London – if it gets the balance right

21-Sep-2015 | By Chris Warren-Smith

The Financial List should present an opportunity for London to build on its reputation as a pre-eminent global centre for the resolution of large financial disputes.

Cat Griffiths index

How to build a business model around listening

21-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Lawyers are prone to a sort of exceptionalism that they alone are responsible for the client, but when you look at that service in the round, you have to consider business development, team allocation and, of course, technology.

Boris Bronfentrinker

FX litigation: revealing the pressure points


The UK is the next frontier for banks involved in FX manipulation. What does this mean for the banks, the claimants and their advisers?

Laurence Harris, partner, Cooley

Pro bono providers need to adapt to survive


Those offering pro bono services can flourish in the new climate if they change.