Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.
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.
Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities.
Eversheds has restructured its partnership to allow some fixed-shared partners to vote in firm elections and take a greater stake in the business.
Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.
Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms.
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?