Linklaters disputes head opts for fewer heads and more hats


Linklaters’ dispute resolution team is more important than ever in the firm, having been broken out as an independent group, but the firm is slimming down the team’s management.

Facebook sues DLA Piper for ‘fraudulent lawsuit’


Forget Hurricane Gonzalo. A bigger storm is brewing in the States between two giants. One side is tech titan Facebook; on the other, legal behemoth DLA Piper.

Female associates to tackle gender equality in law


Last Friday evening saw the launch of Women in Law London (WILL), a new network aiming to empower female associates as they ascend the career ladder.

Travers gets call on London Mining’s Ebola-related administration


Aim-listed company London Mining has become the latest casualty to be struck down by Ebola, as it calls in administrator PwC to wind up its operations.

Eon’s head of legal takes up new role on energy market probe


Eon’s UK head of legal Graham Line has stepped down from his legal role to head the company’s response to a major probe by the competition regulator, The Lawyer reports today.

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DWF named top management team at The Lawyer Management Awards

23-Oct-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

DWF’s rapid expansion and willingness to embrace the new opportunities in the UK legal market scooped it Management Team of the Year at The Lawyer Management Awards last night.

Clifford Chance 317 Big

Inheriting the “crown jewels”: Clifford Chance’s private equity chiefs focus on succession

23-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s private equity co-heads are determined that their sector remains the “crown jewels” of the corporate team despite high-profile partner exits.


Keystone Law sells £3.15m stake to private equity house

23-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Dispersed firm Keystone Law has received a £3.15m cash injection from private equity house Root Capital in return for a 35 per cent stake in the firm’s shares.


Claimants in Mishcon court case granted sanction relief for missed deadline

22-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Former Queens Park Rangers chairman Antonio Caliendo has been allowed to keep his conditional fee arrangement (CFA) in a case launched against Mishcon de Reya despite missing a court-ordered deadline.

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Cat Griffiths index

Women, do it for yourselves

20-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Edwards Wildman associate Sascha Grimm and Shearman & Sterling associate Suzanne Szczetnikowicz like to recount a story about female behaviour in the workplace.

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Gender dilemmas


Women make up over half the entrants into the legal profession, but nowhere near that proportion make it to partner. Do they need help from above, or should they look to themselves to build their own networks?

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