Pinsents faces three sets of unfair dismissal claims from former lawyers


Pinsent Masons has found itself on the wrong side of the courtroom this month after three former employment lawyers at the firm launched unfair dismissal cases against it.

Exclusive: Akin Gump swoops on Bingham London for 22-partner team


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has managed to wrestle Bingham McCutchen’s London office away from Morgan Lewis & Bockius in its entirety ahead of the firms’ mooted tie-up.

Stephenson Harwood breaks with tradition in China


It seems that growth in China has been on the wish list of a number of firms in 2014, with firms including Linklaters mulling the idea of its own Chinese joint venture after the recently launched Shanghai free-trade zone liberalised the country’s legal services sector.

Panel reviews 2014: Are you a winner or loser?


If you want to know who are the winners and losers of this year’s major panel reviews then don’t miss this week’s feature, in which we reveal who is appointing who

Heineken loses its flavour for Pinsents


What do Balfour Beatty, Eon and Heineken have in common? As it turns out, each of the businesses has recently selected, or is in the process of choosing, a single firm to deal with its day-to-day legal matters.

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Quinn Emanuel makes 'work on a beach' associate scheme permanent

19-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has permanently rolled out its scheme offering associates $2,000 to work anywhere in the world for a week.


Doughty Street public law exits mount post-Jackson as Paul Bowen QC moves to Brick Court

19-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Doughty Street has lost another public law silk with the exit of Paul Bowen QC to Brick Court, just months after a five-barrister team left Doughty Street for Monckton Chambers.

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Ex-Times lawyer Brett cleared of knowingly misleading the court but found to have acted 'recklessly'

19-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court has cleared Times lawyer Alastair Brett of “knowingly” misleading the court but found he had acted “recklessly” in revealing the identity of the ‘NightJack’ blogger when head of legal for the Times.

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Latham & Watkins loses six-lawyer finance team in Italy to Gattai Minoli

18-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian firm Gattai Minoli & Partners has hired a finance team of six from Latham & Watkins in one of the biggest team moves in Italy this year. 

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Cat Griffiths index

Avoiding panel game pigeonholes


This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

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A big yes, or a big no?


As the Scottish referendum campaign enters its final week, the debate is getting increasingly heated. While many lawyers are declining to go on the record, The Lawyer’s exclusive that a major Anglo-Scottish firm is shifting its cash to English accounts has caused waves. Read more about the Scottish reaction in our stories below.

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