And there goes another Scottish independent. McClure Naismith’s decision to call in the administrators in August was the third sad ending of its kind, following Semple Fraser in 2013 and Tods Murray, bought by Shepherd & Wedderburn in 2014.
We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing.
Lawyers are prone to a sort of exceptionalism that they alone are responsible for the client, but when you look at that service in the round, you have to consider business development, team allocation and, of course, technology.
It’s UK 200 time, but this year there’s a difference. Several differences, in fact.
Shiny faces, shiny shoes, shiny resolutions. The first proper week back from the summer holiday is often about putting into practice everything you’ve been mulling over in a rainy gîte: hence our themed issue on career choices, and how to take control of your own progression.
Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.
Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.
Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.
Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?
There could hardly be a more appropriate symbol of London’s current sky-high property prices than the tale of Boodle Hatfield.
This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.
If you work in-house, are you frustrated by the uninspiring service or lack of innovation your external legal services providers offer you?
Our salary survey attracted more than 6,000 responses.
This week’s issue of The Lawyer is all about the challenges facing in-house lawyers in a continually testing environment.
The number of foreign firms in mainland China has dropped for the first time since the country opened its door to non-domestic firms in the early 1990s.
Clyde & Co litigator Julian Connerty has exited for Signature Litigation over conflict issues related to RBS’s £4bn shareholder battle.
This week’s real estate blog looks at how the Government guarantee scheme for infrastructure is benefitting UK projects
US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.
London firm Gordon Dadds will acquire Jeffrey Green Russell (JGR) following a pre-pack administration.
The Lawyer’s second edition of the China Elite Report, which ranks the country’s largest 30 firms by revenue and the 10 largest international firms by their mainland China lawyer headcount, has broken new ground: for the first time, the financials of Chinese firms are revealed. We also look at metrics such as leverage and female partners, and reveal the 10 fastest growing firms by revenue and by headcount this year. Unmissable research: for more details, email email@example.com.