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KPMG UK chairman Simon Collins said today that the Big Four firm has no plans to create a standalone legal business as a result of gaining ABS approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Lawyer in the US
Freshfields may be going great guns in the US, but the magic circle is apparently losing its grip on the all-important brand equity, if the latest research by Acritasis to believed.
The Lawyer Asia
When Hangzhou-based e-commerce group Alibaba listed on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month it was a boon not only for its founder Jack Ma but for the lawyers involved too. After all, at $25bn it was the largest IPO of all time.
The Lawyer in Europe
Italian firm Gattai Minoli & Partners has hired a finance team of six from Latham & Watkins in one of the biggest team moves in Italy this year.
The Lawyer Management
Knowledge management in law firms has changed beyond recognition over the last few years. As a recent special report in The Lawyer highlighted, the KM conversation has moved from internal document creation and management to creating value for the client.
The implications of a Scottish ‘no’ vote and further devolution; compulsory early conciliation leads to a fall in the number of employment tribunal claims; and what happens when office jargon leaks into the outside world
Having appointed former Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) legal head Rob Higgins to director in charge of all business services , the hunt for a new legal chief is underway.
After months of to-ing and fro-ing, the UK’s largest roadside assistance group RAC has finally settled on a course of action. And it’s not an IPO, like the company had previously proposed.
Doughty Street predictably made a big splash this week due to the wedding of George Clooney and human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin . The set was forced to upgrade its website due to a flood in hits after the couple got engaged earlier this year.