Links’ global partnership meeting turns to dust

The continuing disruption caused by the eruption of the Icelandic volcano has forced Linklaters to cancel its annual global partnership meeting.

Partners at the magic ­circle firm had been due to jet out to Barcelona last week for the three-day event, but plans changed due to the travel chaos that swept across Europe in the wake of the volcanic ash cloud.

The vote on new partner promotions, due to take place on Saturday (24 April), was brought ­forward to a firmwide ­webinar on ­Thursday (22 April).

The conference, which has not been rearranged, was expected to focus on delivering better value for clients.