“It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone”: Kirkland’s Jim Learner on how to hire in London


When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him. Former London chief Jim Learner was not one of them.

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why


Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit (GLS). While cracking jokes. Obviously.

Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright lead global trend of ramping up in Africa


Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) are already two of the most-established firms operating on the African continent, both with their own offices in South Africa – and plans to keep growing.

Global Law Summit: business, government and lawyers


The Global Law Summit – a three-day conference focusing on the future of the legal profession and the rule of law – is well underway at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

Royal Mail general counsel on delivering cultural and organisational change


General counsel of big companies have many challenges, but for Royal Mail’s in-house team the past few years have seen a near-constant string of changes.

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DAC Beachcroft Claims Solutions chief Bill Paton exits for RSA

2-Mar-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Claims Limited chief executive Bill Paton is set to exit the firm at the end of March to join insurer RSA as UK and Western Europe claims director on 1 May.

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Clifford Chance sees another German partner departure as Stengel quits for Milbank

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance has lost its third corporate partner from Germany in a month with the news that former German corporate head Arndt Stengel is leaving for Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s Frankfurt office.

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The in-house interview: Thomas Cook’s Craig Stoehr

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Leisure is hard work in the internet era, especially for Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr, who is helping to reinvent the traditional tour operator


Nabarro delays annual pay review to 2014/15 financial year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nabarro will delay its annual pay review for trainees, associates and business support staff until June, in an effort to more accurately assess its 2014/15 financial results.

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Addressing law’s need for change

23-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.

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Flexible working

16-Feb-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

The trend for working flexibly is gathering significant pace and as this week’s analysis of Allen & Overy’s Peerpoint reveals, for some firms it’s also a way into new markets domestically and internationally. For years lawyers who worked part time or flexibly were derided in some quarters as second rate. Now, with rapidly growing number of lawyers working flexibly and impressive turnover increases at various offerings, it looks like an idea whose time has come.

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