And there goes another Scottish independent. McClure Naismith’s decision to call in the administrators in August was the third sad ending of its kind, following Semple Fraser in 2013 and Tods Murray, bought by Shepherd & Wedderburn in 2014.
We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing.
Lawyers are prone to a sort of exceptionalism that they alone are responsible for the client, but when you look at that service in the round, you have to consider business development, team allocation and, of course, technology.
It’s UK 200 time, but this year there’s a difference. Several differences, in fact.
Shiny faces, shiny shoes, shiny resolutions. The first proper week back from the summer holiday is often about putting into practice everything you’ve been mulling over in a rainy gîte: hence our themed issue on career choices, and how to take control of your own progression.
Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.
Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.
Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.
Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?
There could hardly be a more appropriate symbol of London’s current sky-high property prices than the tale of Boodle Hatfield.
This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.
If you work in-house, are you frustrated by the uninspiring service or lack of innovation your external legal services providers offer you?
Our salary survey attracted more than 6,000 responses.
This week’s issue of The Lawyer is all about the challenges facing in-house lawyers in a continually testing environment.
Artificial Intelligence in legal services took one step closer to reality today as Thomson Reuters announced it had joined up with IBM’s AI machine Watson.
Carey Olsen has joined the increasing number of offshore firms with a Singapore presence by launching in the city-state with the hire of former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Linda Lee.
“Mergers don’t work unless people work hard,” says Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) managing partner James Carter on the combined firm’s first anniversary.
HSBC has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend a Libor manipulation claim brought by two former customers.
Vue Entertainment is creating a new UK head of legal role as the business looks to expand further across the UK and Ireland.
The Lawyer’s second edition of the China Elite Report, which ranks the country’s largest 30 firms by revenue and the 10 largest international firms by their mainland China lawyer headcount, has broken new ground: for the first time, the financials of Chinese firms are revealed. We also look at metrics such as leverage and female partners, and reveal the 10 fastest growing firms by revenue and by headcount this year. Unmissable research: for more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.