Firms need to juggle real estate costs with providing a modern environment.
It’s not true that the legal industry is behind the times – in fact, innovation has always been a big part of what makes law such a satisfying profession.
Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.
Lawyers must champion IT and infrastructure innovation to maintain the capital’s status as the pre-eminent disputes resolution centre.
Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.
Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.
Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.
The price of oil is not going up any time soon so operators must exploit the situation to create streamlined processes and ditch their ‘two tribes’ mentality.
What price would one put on the anguish and heartache caused to a father who had been misled for 17 years that his ‘son’ was in fact the child of a secret lover of his wife?
Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?
Former Ince & Co partner Nathan ‘Andy’ Iyer, who was jailed for forgery and false accounting and struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in 2012, has launched City legal services firm IY Legal.
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has revealed new plans to expand its operations in Europe following exits in the London office, with corporate and patent litigation practices emerging as the main targets for growth.
Osborne Clarke managing partner Ray Berg has issued a call for firms to work more closely together and be ”much more collaborative” to deal with the pressures created by clients with more buying power.
After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm.
Despite the growth economy, it is still a buyer’s market. And while efficiency remains a major concern, client pressure is changing firms for the better.
The Lawyer ’s first Salary Survey cover lawyers’ pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction, as well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations. We have unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and, of course, gender.
Precisely one-quarter of respondents to the survey work in-house – an area that is an increasingly popular and well-regarded career choice among lawyers.
Salaries for newly-qualified solicitors are more transparent than those further up the market, since firms tend to publish them as part of their efforts to woo the most talented graduates.