David Isaac

After the easy fixes, what next for diversity?

26-Jan-2015 | By David Isaac

Law is in the vanguard of change when it comes to promoting diversity in the workplace, but much remains to be done in the office and beyond.


​Thinking of becoming a freelance lawyer? Five things to consider


Top tips for lawyers looking at going freelance.

Tim Bratton

New year is a time for small steps rather than giant leaps


The key to new year’s resolutions is to rein in your ambitions in the first place.


January cash crunch looms


The convergence of several financial issues in January underline the perils of being thinly capitalised.

Christine O'Neill Brodies

Scotland's future hangs in the balance


The debate about the future of Scotland’s constitution is dragging on.

Charles Gordon

Are confidential settlement agreements really confidential?


The Rolling Stones were in the press recently, after leaked court documents revealed confidential medical information on the band members.


Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect


Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

Cat Griffiths index

SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.


Sir Nigel Knowles: A new way forward in the post-legal aid era


Government grants to Community Law Centres would release the pro bono potential locked in large law firms and keep our justice system accessible.

Catriona Munro

CMA must rethink online hotel pricing


A ground-breaking challenge brought by online travel company Skyscanner means the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) must reconsider whether to accept legally binding promises.

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DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.

Herbert Smith

HSF cuts debt by 21 per cent in first full year after merger

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) reduced its debt position in its first full year as a merged firm, although it still ended the 2013/14 year with borrowings of £141m.


Reed Smith advises Sky on mobile phone launch with Telefónica UK

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith has advised Sky on an agreement with Telefónica UK to launch its first mobile phone network service next year.


BLP advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC joins King & Spalding

30-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)’s advocacy head Stuart Isaacs QC has joined King & Spalding’s (K&S) global disputes team as a partner, effective 9 February.

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