Tina Williams

How to navigate your merger

23-Feb-2015

Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace.

Chris Finney

Will the UK begin to regulate Bitcoins in 2015?

10-Feb-2015

The UK needs a light touch, regulatory regime focused on virtual currency exchanges.

Nigel Knowles

Empower the North to galvanise growth

9-Feb-2015 | By Sir Nigel Knowles

Northern cities will need more than token devolved power to become an economic powerhouse

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House husbands, gender imbalance and divorce law

3-Feb-2015

The case of a ‘house husband’ being granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal over a financial settlement in divorce proceedings has re-opened the gender argument in family proceedings.

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.

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

23-Jan-2015

Top tips for lawyers looking at going freelance.

Tim Bratton

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

19-Jan-2015

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

Money

January cash crunch looms

13-Jan-2015

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

8-Jan-2015

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

Charles Gordon

Are confidential settlement agreements really confidential?

26-Nov-2014

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

UK News

Law Society

Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.

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Mishcon joins growing number of top 50 firms with ABS licence

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mishcon de Reya has become the latest top 50 firm to gain an ABS licence, some six months after lodging its application with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).

Court

Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

Los Angeles

Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 per cent hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

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UK Analysis

Richard Punt

Punt Peerpoints the way

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As the UK contract lawyers market goes into overdrive, the CEO of A&O’s flexible resourcing arm is staying ahead of the curve – watch out world.

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Clifford Chance: A lockstep out of time

9-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s top of equity pay lags behind its peers yet partners have so far resisted change. They may not for much longer.

Gen Y

Recruiting Generation Y

2-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.

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Special report: Outsourcing – Out and about

2-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

More firms than ever are choosing to outsource work out of London to save costs. Outsourcing companies, however, still have a part to play.

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