Catrin Griffiths

Catrin is the editor of The Lawyer.

Nostalgia for old working practices can be useful

This column isn’t going to be about lawyers, much. Rather, it’s about how we say goodbye to old ways of working. This month we bid a cheerful farewell to our print version, which was weekly from 1989 to 2017 and monthly thereafter. When I joined The Lawyer as editor 21 years ago, I had not […]

Stonewall Pride

Law firms should ask hard questions about Stonewall

City firms are traditionally slow to react on controversial topics, but as a number of organisations withdraw their support for Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, they may be forced to consider their position internally.

Fidal and Luther launch Franco-German alliance

Two of the Continent’s biggest legal players, French giant Fidal and German independent Luther, are launching an exclusive association under the umbrella of a Swiss Verein. The two firms, whose collective turnover approaches €500m, are vowing to remain independent but share resources under the Unyer brand to serve international clients with inbound European work. According […]

Leader: Client-adviser relationships are clearly improving

I remember 10 years ago sitting in a sun-flecked conference room in Portugal at The Lawyer’s General Counsel Strategy Summit when one senior legal head on the panel began a tirade about how law firm partners didn’t have a clue about in-house practice, that they thought the world revolved around them and how the fees […]

Kevin Gold

Mishcon’s fate lies in the hands of its junior partners

The news this week that Mishcon de Reya was seeking a listing may, on the face of it, appear a simple confirmation of a widely-anticipated event. However, the planned float is in no way a done deal, and executive chair Kevin Gold and managing partner James Libson need to persuade a lot of people outside […]