Alex Taylor

Alex is senior reporter at The Lawyer, covering all aspects of dispute resolution and the Bar


Clifford Chance: We’re going to set targets to be more inclusive

Senior management at Clifford Chance will have to set out their diversity and inclusion targets to the firm, as it continues its push to reduce its gender pay gap. Members of the firm’s executive leadership group, including managing partner Matthew Layton and new senior partner Jeroen Ouwehand, are among those who have committed to publicly […]


DWF makes first post-IPO hire in real estate finance

DWF has made Dentons partner Brendan Slack the firm’s first lateral partner hire as a listed entity as it looks to capitalise on the momentum generated from Friday’s float. Banking and finance specialist Slack spent four years at his previous firm, having joined in March 2015 from legacy Speechly Bircham – now Charles Russell Speechlys […]

A&O rolls out ‘appraisal app’ to let associates get real-time feedback

Allen & Overy (A&O) is rolling out a new app globally that will allow every individual in the business to offer real-time feedback, in the latest stage of the firm’s global overhaul of its appraisal system. The app is currently available to approximately 5,800 people in A&O with just “a few hundred” still to receive […]


Clydes doubles female media exposure in profile-raising initiative

Clyde & Co‘s initiative to raise the profile of its female lawyers and staff has resulted in almost twice as many women being quoted in the media than at this stage last year. Since launching the initiative on 7 January, the firm has seen women comprise 38 per cent of all Clydes’ spokespeople quoted in […]

Miriam Gonzalez

Former Dechert partner Gonzalez issues heated defence against ENRC’s Clegg claims

Former Dechert partner Miriam Gonzalez Durántez has issued a withering riposte to the Mail on Sunday’s owner Viscount Rothermere over allegations that her husband Nick Clegg breached ministerial conduct while in office. It was claimed in an article this year that Gonzalez had influenced Clegg to breach ministerial code by requesting information about the Serious […]


Therium commits £1m per year to pro bono work

Litigation funder Therium has launched a new pro-bono initiative which will see the business commit roughly £1m a year to funding cases outside of its historic targets. ‘Therium Access’ will require litigants to file applications to the fund via an online form that will need to be completed by an established law firm with grants […]

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