Olswang has strengthened its pensions team with the hire of Lawrence Graham partner Ron Burgess.
SJ Berwin is gearing up for a vote on a global merger with Asia-Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) that would see the UK outfit’s name disappear.
Travers Smith has lost a discrimination case brought against it by a former trainee who claimed she was not given a permanent job because of her pregnancy.
Irwin Mitchell’s legal practice is closing in on the £200m revenue mark, with the firm’s commercial business generating revenues of £40m over the last financial year.
Exeter-headquartered Michelmores is to pay all lawyers and staff a bonus equivalent to 3 per cent of their individual salaries after posting a 15 per cent rise in turnover to £22.3m during the last financial year.
Redundancies are sweeping the legal industry as firms of all sizes adjust to a world of permanent price pressure - and partners are no longer secure in ivory towers
London has a deserved reputation as an axis for arbitral excellence, but reputation alone will not ensure its continued supremacy. By Khawar Qureshi
As private equity house Apax embarks on its search for a general counsel, the sector’s lawyers are abuzz with who might land the plum in-house role.
The crisis among financial institutions has created a dearth of groundbreaking and unique work for banking and finance lawyers, much of it coming from the regulators.
US firms prefer high-status locations in the City; UK firms, though, are getting better value out of their properties.