Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.
Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.
Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.
Lawyers are not protected by privilege when giving informal advice
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.
Shoosmiths will not be reversing the voluntary pay cuts taken by its staff in 2009 despite the firm announcing its turnover had reached £102m last year.
Wedlake Bell has recorded revenue of £31.3m for the 2014/15 financial year.
The Judicial Appointments Commission has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.
Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.
When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.
When Gateley became the UK’s first law firm to float it gained a lot of publicity. What is important now is how it makes the most of its plc opportunity.
This year’s Law Firm of the Year is one that over the past decade has transformed itself to such an extent that it is no stretch to describe it as a Silicon Valley firm in the UK. Stand up, Osborne Clarke.
Some firms and in-house legal teams have used the resources squeeze of recent years as a chance to redesign their systems for efficiency, using process control methods borrowed from business.