You’re an in-house lawyer outside London. Your usual external law firm is spending less time on you but wants to bill you more.
Wragge & Co senior partner Quentin Poole has always considered Lawrence Graham (LG) an undervalued stock
While law firm financials may be on a sounder footing, management problems abound.
Remember the depths of the economic gloom back in 2009, when barely a week went by without a law firm announcing big redundancies?
This week’s issue is devoted to cyber security, a topic simultaneously fascinating and terrifying.
The Lawyer published a bumper edition including an executive summary of The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2013 in association with KPMG, in which we reveal the financial rankings for the top 200 law firms in the UK, the top 30 international firms and the top 30 barristers’ chambers. To purchase access to the full report visit www.thelawyer.com/uk200 or contact Daniela Badcock on +44 (0) 207 970 4582
One of the big human interest stories last week was the news that Paul Hastings financial litigation partner Thomas O’Riordan had lied on his CV and had been suspended from practice by the Bar Standards Board. O’Riordan even got the front-page splash in the London Evening Standard, something the ...
Let’s be realistic: those procurement people aren’t going away, and we need to learn to live with them. The discipline of procurement has engendered remarkable hostility among many lawyers; its first wave was all about process rather than strategic relationships. But peace is breaking out.
At The Lawyer Management Conference last week I chaired an absorbing session on pricing. In the past few years the debate has, thankfully, moved away from whether the hourly rate is dead towards are more nuanced exploration of the issue.
What do Aviva GC Monica Risam and Standard Life GC Malcolm Wood have in common?
Despite having commercialisation thrust upon it, the bar lags almost every other profession in terms of modernity.
Panel reviews elicit many opinions, but remain the most popular way of choosing counsel.
This much we all know: since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 the clients have called the shots on pricing and service delivery.
It’s not every day The Lawyer puts a bona fide rock star on its cover.
South African firm ENSafrica is merging with Mauritian firm De Comarmond & Koenig (DCKM), as it continues its expansion across Africa.
Water and sewerage regulator Ofwat is holding interviews this week for its newly created general counsel role.
The former head of legal of The Times, Alastair Brett, has been suspended from practice for six months by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have secured lead roles in the $2.5bn (£1.5bn) IPO of China Cinda Asset Management, Hong Kong’s biggest global offering so far this year.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst and Clifford Chance have advised on German drugs and chemicals group Merck’s £1.6bn acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials.
With David Cameron’s visit to China this week, the PRC is even more in the spotlight for business. Here’s just a small selection of some of the biggest China stories of the last couple of months. For more of the latest Asia Pacific news, analysis and deals, then sign up to our weekly email.