Lloyd’s of London underwriter Marketform has appointed Alastair McKay as its new general counsel.
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.
Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.
DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Claims Limited chief executive Bill Paton is set to exit the firm at the end of March to join insurer RSA as UK and Western Europe claims director on 1 May.
Legal order that “guarantees good” must be properly funded, says Boris Johnson.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.
Good management is paramount for law firms as clients increasingly demand a more proactive approach to data.
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.
Clifford Chance’s top of equity pay lags behind its peers yet partners have so far resisted change. They may not for much longer.
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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