Lawyer News Daily
It’s been a busy year in the legal market. Over the past two weeks we’ve been looking back at the stories of the year, highlighting some of the trends and reminiscing over the news which hit the headlines.
Asia’s reputation as a playground for the super-rich has been growing in recent years, so it’s no wonder that a private client firm such as Withers would want to tap into that.
This year has been the year when the promise of local authority alternative business structures (ABSs) finally came good.
This year has seen an unprecedented number of management changes, with the likes of Clifford Chance, Olswang, Osborne ...
Bird & Bird is the latest firm to be the target of a lawsuit from its former clients, we report today. The firm is facing a professional negligence case brought by British Virgin Islands client Orientfield Holdings, which aborted the purchase of a £25m property in St Johns Wood.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Norton Rose Fulbright, Pinsent Masons and Shepherd & Wedderburn have advised on the financing of a controversial road that will bypass the city of Aberdeen.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost a first round for Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev in the High Court after the billionaire failed in his attempt to lift a $2bn freezing order imposed in July.
The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders.
Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.
What are the millennials thinking? According to law firm graduate recruitment heads, current students are better-prepared than ever (probably because they read Lawyer 2B, The Lawyer’s dedicated student offering). But for all their ambitions to develop as fully-rounded commercial advisers, pay is still a big issue – as our stories below indicate.