China: one partnership, many systems

2-Nov-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

President Xi Jinping’s UK visit has supposedly opened a “golden era” in Sino-British relations.

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.

Matt Byrne

Back-office questions to the fore

30-Nov-2015 | By Matt Byrne

We’re breaking new ground today with our first-ever detailed analysis of trends relating to legal market business services professionals.


Four reasons to put the revolution on pause


Before making radical changes, consider what is best for your firm and clients

Paul Hughes

Trusted partner, or cloak of invisibility?


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


Rule of law is under threat from regulations


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