Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m.
Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.
Addleshaw Goddard is understood to be advising Morgan Lewis & Bockius on its hire of 227 Bingham McCutchen partners, with the latter opting to dissolve rather than seek another buyer.
Norton Rose Fulbright has become the latest in a string of major firms to announce a 30 per cent female partnership target by 2020.
Littleton Chambers has hired 3 Verulam Buildings’ (3VB) senior practice manager Paul Cooklin as director of clerking.
Simmons & Simmons has re-elected managing partner Jeremy Hoyland for a second four-year term that will commence on 1 May 2015.
Confidence in the future of the legal profession is at an eight-year high in a marked about-turn from the gloom of the past few years, new research has found.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has hired former Eversheds London managing partner Cornelius Medvei, along with two of the firm’s structured real estate partners.
This is a Friday leadership column with a difference. Next week’s cover feature targets the trials and tribulations of running a law firm. For that we’ve quizzed some of the best-known names in the market on the toughest things being a managing or senior partner.
It has emerged that Linklaters’ US co-managing partner Jeff Norton stepped down from his post nine months early, leaving Conrad Tenaglia as sole US managing partner.
Kennedys will continue to sponsor the Kop stand at Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) despite the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Chedwyn Evans’ return to training, a spokesperson for the firm has confirmed.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partners have chosen a new senior partner: London-based corporate partner James Palmer, who will take up the mantle in February 2015.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has elected former Herbert Smith corporate head James Palmer as its new senior partner to succeed Jonathan Scott.
Legacy Pannone financial director Anthony Clare has been fined £208,600 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following an investigation into mis-selling at insurer Swinton.
Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) partners will choose between London-based corporate partner James Palmer and Sydney-based deputy senior partner Mark Crean for the role of senior partner by noon today.
The lot of the law firm leader is not always a happy one. This week’s cover feature unpicks that statement a little. We quizzed dozens of past and present managing and senior partners on what it is that makes the role so tough. Who would have thought that one of the recurring themes would be that it can be “lonely”?
Lonely, a career cul-de-sac, the figurative punch bag, master and yet servant – just some of the ways the managing partner role can be hell. Still interested in doing it? Read on
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