Reed Smith year-end financials show 7 per cent revenue boost to $1.15bn

4-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith has posted a 7 per cent boost in its year-end financial results, growing from $1.075bn to $1.15bn (£746m) in 2014.

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RBS litigation: Enyo Law replaces Quinn Emanuel on group action against restructuring unit

4-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Enyo Law has taken over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as advisers to businesses and individuals planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) for allegedly forcing small companies out of business.


Legal aid: High Court rules changes to funding for judicial review are unlawful

3-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A claim led by the Public Law Project over the legality of changes to judicial review regulations has succeeded before the High Court, with the Divisional Court ruling that the amendments will have an adverse impact on legal aid-funded cases.

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Pinsents turns to Addleshaws' Heffron for first financial regulatory head

3-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has recruited Addleshaw Goddard’s former head of financial services David Heffron to lead its financial regulatory practice.

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Marketform appoints new general counsel McKay from Aspen Re

2-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Lloyd’s of London underwriter Marketform has appointed Alastair McKay as its new general counsel.


Linklaters sees third projects partner departure as Douglass quits for KWM

2-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

A third partner from Linklaters’ projects team has left the firm in less than two weeks, after King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) re-hired heavyweight energy partner James Douglass to join its projects energy and resources team. 

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Data security: How to respond to clients’ ‘more assertive’ demands


Clients are getting more demanding about how their legal advisers manage data, meaning that law firms are having to give serious consideration to data security.

Richard Punt

Punt Peerpoints the way

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As the UK contract lawyers market goes into overdrive, the CEO of A&O’s flexible resourcing arm is staying ahead of the curve – watch out world.

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Clifford Chance: A lockstep out of time

9-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s top of equity pay lags behind its peers yet partners have so far resisted change. They may not for much longer.

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Recruiting Generation Y

2-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.

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UK Briefings

3D printing at home: what does it mean for IP owners? download subscription

Eversheds 4-Mar-2015

Development of 3D printers is on the rise and new companies are playing a vital part in developing the technology, reducing the costs and raising competition across the market.

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Mark Brandon

Brandon: Ethical implications and the rule of law

2-Mar-2015 | By Mark Brandon

The law may traditionally be blind, but today’s firms should carefully consider their ethical stance when choosing which companies to act for.

Tina Williams

How to navigate your merger


Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace.

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