Wigs

Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

YEW JULIAN

Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

Brandon

Mark Brandon: The cultural costs of those sky-high salaries

4-Aug-2014

Why is lawyers’ pay so high? Not because it benefits the business, say the stats

Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance

28-Jul-2014

UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital

geffen

Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective

21-Jul-2014

Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

magna carta

Magna Carta - what is there left to celebrate?

17-Jun-2014

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.

Matt Byrne

1-0 to firms but HMRC will be back

28-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

HMRC’s plans to change the tax treatment for LLP members had a big impact on lawyers.

Mark Handley

From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

David Israel

Post HMRC changes, how many employees does an LLP have?

9-Apr-2014

HMRC’s changes to the tax treatment of members could raise serious employment law issues

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime

3-Apr-2014

A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law

UK News

London

UK firms' PE offerings “increasingly vulnerable”: Ropes chief on his firm’s raid on Travers Smith

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray has hired Travers Smith private equity rainmaker Phil Sanderson to bolster its European private equity offering.

Manchester

Cobbetts' bank debt deferred pending legal action

27-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cobbett’s administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners.

Belfast

Baker & McKenzie chooses Belfast for second global services centre

27-Aug-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie is to open a global services centre in Belfast, the firm’s second following its centre in Manila which it launched in 2000.

Essar

Essar Energy GC considers adviser shakeup following delisting

27-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

FTSE 250 company Essar Energy’s legal team is being restructured following its controversial de-listing and general counsel Sheena Singla is considering an informal panel shake-up as a result.

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UK Analysis

Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

PPI

Special report: Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

roses

Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

jigsaw

Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet

17-Jul-2014

What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell?

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