TL 21 April 2014

The Lawyer

  • All for one


    Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s focus on collegiate working is resulting in fewer dissenting opinions on the bench

  • How far do you carry the can?


    Supreme Court ruling may have serious liability implications for lawyers

  • Individualism benefits the bench


    How much dissent is appropriate? In the Supreme Court, it is a timely question.

  • Moves 21 April


    SGH Martineau has added partner Neale Downes to its banking team. He joins from Taylor Wessing, where he was a partner

  • Practice management: Back-room boost


    The focus is firmly on delivering legal services efficiently, and one way firms can achieve this is by improving the skills of their support staff 

  • Savings energy: Fiona Smith, GC at Nest


    Set up to help with pensions auto-enrolment, Nest has gone from start-up to snaring its millionth member in just 18 months, which suits GC Fiona Smith just fine

  • Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide


    As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope

  • The trophy lawyers


    Why well-connected PE partners are worth their weight in gold

  • Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking


    The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort