Lloyd's of London

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.

London

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. 

birmingham

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in talks to create £75m firm

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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.

Lloyd's of London

DAC Beachcroft Claims Solutions chief Bill Paton exits for RSA

2-Mar-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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.

Boris Johnson

Value a system that inspires the world

2-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Legal order that “guarantees good” must be properly funded, says Boris Johnson.

Law Society

Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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UK Analysis

technology

Special report: data management – Heads in the Cloud

2-Mar-2015

Good management is paramount for law firms as clients increasingly demand a more proactive approach to data.

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.

rope ladder

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.

Gen Y

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

Can sickness justify an employee’s delay in resigning? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 2-Mar-2015

The EAT considered whether an employee who said she was too ill to resign for 18 months and who received 39 weeks’ sick pay during that period had affirmed her contract.

UK Opinion

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

23-Feb-2015

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

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