The Lawyer’s annual report into the top 50 firms for global litigation is eagerly awaited by those with ambitions to grow their contentious business.
You’re an in-house lawyer outside London. Your usual external law firm is spending less time on you but wants to bill you more.
Wragge & Co senior partner Quentin Poole has always considered Lawrence Graham (LG) an undervalued stock
While law firm financials may be on a sounder footing, management problems abound.
Remember the depths of the economic gloom back in 2009, when barely a week went by without a law firm announcing big redundancies?
This week’s issue is devoted to cyber security, a topic simultaneously fascinating and terrifying.
The Lawyer published a bumper edition including an executive summary of The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2013 in association with KPMG, in which we reveal the financial rankings for the top 200 law firms in the UK, the top 30 international firms and the top 30 barristers’ chambers. To purchase access to the full report visit www.thelawyer.com/uk200 or contact Daniela Badcock on +44 (0) 207 970 4582
One of the big human interest stories last week was the news that Paul Hastings financial litigation partner Thomas O’Riordan had lied on his CV and had been suspended from practice by the Bar Standards Board. O’Riordan even got the front-page splash in the London Evening Standard, something the ...
Let’s be realistic: those procurement people aren’t going away, and we need to learn to live with them. The discipline of procurement has engendered remarkable hostility among many lawyers; its first wave was all about process rather than strategic relationships. But peace is breaking out.
At The Lawyer Management Conference last week I chaired an absorbing session on pricing. In the past few years the debate has, thankfully, moved away from whether the hourly rate is dead towards are more nuanced exploration of the issue.
What do Aviva GC Monica Risam and Standard Life GC Malcolm Wood have in common?
Despite having commercialisation thrust upon it, the bar lags almost every other profession in terms of modernity.
Panel reviews elicit many opinions, but remain the most popular way of choosing counsel.
This much we all know: since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 the clients have called the shots on pricing and service delivery.
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s (KWMSJB) City corporate head Steven Davis is to stand down after seven years in the position with legacy SJ Berwin.
Kennedys and Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick have called off their planned merger, citing “complex reasons”.
Hogan Lovells is gearing up for a change of leadership as co-CEOs Warren Gorrell and David Harris prepare to step down next June and the firm abolishes its dual-headed management structure.
Trowers & Hamlins has seen £10m wiped from its operating profit over the last twelve months and the firm took out a £3m overdraft facility, its LLP accounts for 2012/13 reveal.
Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham (LG) are to finally merge after partners voted in the move on Monday, creating a £170m firm under the name Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.
Osborne Clarke is about to open another European base, this time in Amsterdam. It adds to its recent investments into its Paris and Brussels offices and confirms the trend that mid-sized UK law firms cannot afford to ignore the Continent.