Editorial The Lawyer


The speed read: a corporate question for Gibson Dunn; and HSF gets its funds daddy

Lawyers departed and re-emerged this week, while a familiar name in alternative legal services set forth on a new chapter and pledge to turn over £100m. Here are the key takeaways. HSF’s hire of the “father of private equity funds” has had the desired effect: people are talking about it  Funds veteran Jonathan Blake joined […]

Gold stars

The Lawyer teams up with FRU for 2020 charity partnership

The Lawyer is working with the Free Representation Unit (FRU) as its charity partner for 2020. FRU is one of the profession’s most venerable charities and is the country’s largest single provider of pro bono representation, acting for people who are not eligible for legal aid but who nonetheless cannot afford lawyers. Its work is […]

Career development

An exploration of the modern-day GC role

Even today, some lawyers entering the profession have quite fixed and antiquated ideas about what career success looks like.  Most frequently, the assumption is that becoming a law firm partner in a private practice firm is the only measure, without considering that an in-house career could be equally as good. This idea is predicated on […]


Products or Presents? Can law firms monetise data?

Data is the new oil. The question facing law firms is whether they should sell it, give it away or use it to make themselves more efficient. How firms answer this question in the context of their market, as well as their effectiveness in matching investment to their strategic priorities, will be the difference between […]