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.

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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.

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Revealed: law firms’ FTSE 250 links

9-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

For all the glamour and global firepower of the FTSE 100, the FTSE 250 is a bellwether for corporate Britain.

Tony Williams

Secrets of success in this year’s UK 200


Focus and a realistic outlook are required in an increasingly segmented and comparatively low-growth market.

Sunil Gadhia

New rules may mean more private actions in antitrust cases


From October 2015, new rules are making it easier for claimants to bring antitrust claims in the UK.

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Are female lawyers more ethical than the male?


Research shows that female lawyers have a more ethical approach to business than male lawyers - but does not answer the question of whether this actually matters.

Matt Byrne

A message firms should not ignore

19-Oct-2015 | By Matt Byrne

There are driven in-house lawyers and there are driven in-house lawyers. And then there’s Vodafone’s Rosemary Martin.


Meet the star firms of the next decade

12-Oct-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today sees the launch of a brand new investigation, focusing on the 100 firms in a £1.308bn market.

Thomas de la Mare

New Competition Act does not deliver – yet


The CRA 2015 giveth and the 2015 CAT rules taketh away with a transitional regime that hampers collective redress and benefits cartels.

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In-house counsel as business partner: Managing reputational risk

27-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.

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Quinn Emanuel's East and Prevezer on being "bigger, better, faster, harder"

27-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Quinn Emanuel now ranks as the third largest litigation practice in the world in terms of revenue, according to The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, with disputes bringing in $1.088bn in 2014 – 98 per cent of its total turnover.


ICBC Standard Bank instructs HSF on UK's first ever DPA with SFO

26-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

ICBC Standard Bank has instructed Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on plans to enter into the first-ever UK deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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Slater & Gordon’s shares plummet 52 per cent following Autumn Statement

26-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Personal injury heavyweight Slater & Gordon saw its share price drop 52 per cent overnight after the UK Government announced a shake-up in the way road accidents claims are handled.

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Is the Government’s infrastructure pledge as radical as it seems?

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Britain is heading into a long-awaited period of infrastructure development as the Government pledges funding alongside ongoing foreign investment

LMI company in the spotlight: Galliford Try

23-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. Who are the people shaping its strategy, who do they turn to for legal advice and what in-house capabilities does the company have? 

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The UK 200 Diversity Audit – how inclusive are you?

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Law firms may have been slow to recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce but a select few are now making good progress. Using UK 200 research, we reveal those at the vanguard of inclusivity and the initiatives they employ to rid their ranks of bias.


Risk management: a very modern minefield


Don’t let your clients do a TalkTalk. Our experts consider a variety of business risks, and highlight prudent strategies in the digital world.

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