Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.
When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare.
Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.
Independence does not rule a firm out of top-level cross-border mandates.
Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.
Prophets of change in the legal industry seem doomed to disappointment. Over the past two decades law firms have not torn up their structures; rather, change has been cultural
Referral relationships are key to success, whatever the size of your firm.
Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.
Are you reading this while snugly ensconced in your warehouse-sized corner office? Does that make you a dinosaur? Yep, probably.
This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.
Next week one of the biggest legal market events of the year will roll into London. It should be good – it’s been 800 years in the making.
Addleshaws’ move into flexible resourcing shows how quickly this part of the legal services market is moving.
Talk to anyone over 35 about Generation Y and the complaints are predictable. They’re not interested in grunt work; they want the top job from the moment they join; they can’t live without their phones; they have a short attention span.
Welcome to one of our most-awaited issues of the year, in which we unveil our Hot 100 lawyers for 2015.
Barclays set aside an additional £800m in the first quarter of 2015 to cover investigations and litigation related to foreign exchange rigging, its Q1 results reveal.
Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands.
Irwin Mitchell has announced seven partner promotions across its offices in the UK, which will take effect from 1 May 2015.
DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.
The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.
When SJ Berwin agreed to combine with - or be taken over by KWM, it became a target for headhunters. Many corporate departures later, the firm is hiring aggressively in real estate, taking a number of partners from Eversheds. Will there be more to come?