TL 3 March 2014

The Lawyer

  • Accountants aren’t kidding with ABS this time


    Last month PwC Legal got an ABS licence, which will allow it to own its legal arm at last.

  • Acquisition finance debt: Day of the non-banks


    The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery

  • Awards: Riders on the Eurostorm


    Russia dominates accolades of firms that have stayed strong and imaginative

  • Feature: US firms on the march, laterally


    London is a battleground for the world’s top two legal cultures and the hiring struggle is a telling manifestation of this – with America seemingly winning

  • Moves: 3 March 2014


    Move of the week

  • Silky skills


    Who is the greatest silk of them all? You wouldn’t be far wrong if you said it was Dinah Rose QC. The Lawyer’s research shows that she’s the lawyers’ favourite for Supreme Court cases. Is Rose the new Sumption?

  • Technology: Tweet Dreams


    From billing apps to crowdsourcing and social media, technology is changing lawyers’ working lives

  • Virgin Money: Red leader


    After scooping a prize at The Lawyer Awards for the rescue of Northern Rock, the merged Virgin Money in-housers are now on a mission to rewrite the banking best-practice rulebook