Lucy Burton

Lucy was a reporter at The Lawyer between February 2012 and July 2014. She primarily covered litigation and the Bar.


Quinn Emanuel fined $2m for leaking Apple/Nokia deal

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and its client Samsung have been ordered to pay Apple and Nokia over $2m (£1.2m) in damages related to the leaking of confidential information.  A US court ruled on June 20 that Samsung and Quinn Emanuel had to pay Nokia a total of $1.15m and Apple a total of $893,825, […]

Jane Norman

Maclays leads as Jane Norman goes into administration for second time

Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens has led on the administration of Jane Norman after the firm’s client Edinburgh Woollen Mill bought the retailer out of administration in 2011. Around 24 of Jane Norman’s UK and Ireland shops have gone into administration, trade title Retail Week reported yesterday (24 June 2014), though the budget retailer’s online […]


Canada – The long trail

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede When Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Casablanca founding partner François Duquette voiced his intention to return to Canada nine months ago the firm was left in a pickle. […]


Cooley closes in on UK launch as it circles Edwards Wildman’s City base

Facebook adviser Cooley is believed to be in talks with a number of Edwards Wildman’s London partners in preparation for a City launch.  It is understood that a group of Edwards Wildman partners are talking to Cooley about the launch of a London office, after the Silicon Valley firm hired a specialist consultant to find […]

digital world internet

Taylor Wessing cashes in on new client for £308m FDM listing

Taylor Wessing and Eversheds have won roles advising on the IPO of IT services provider FDM Group, with the former gaining a new client following a competitive pitch process. The group, which is owned by private equity group Inflexion, was taken private in 2010 after being founded in an attic by Brighton-based Rod and Sheila Flavell […]

Taylor Wessing favours Germany in all-male promos round

Taylor Wessing has promoted 12 lawyers to its partnership with the majority based in Germany in a reduced promotions round. As in 2012 (9 May 2012) and 2013 (26 April 2013), the majority of the firm’s promotions are heavily Germany-focused. For this round the firm has made seven partner appointments in Germany including two in […]

Joanna Lumley

It’s Absolutely Fabulous! Joanna Lumley to host The Lawyer Awards 2014

Next week’s 20th anniversary edition of The Lawyer Awards really will be Absolutely Fabulous, with this year’s host revealed to be national treasure Joanna Lumley.  One of Britain’s most high-profile actresses and charity campaigners, Lumley cemented her role as a British institution while playing champagne-swilling TV icon Patsy Stone in UK television series Absoloutely Fabulous. […]


Edwards Wildman corporate partners threaten to walk over compensation

Edwards Wildman Palmer is in the midst of “ongoing dialogue” with five of its London-based corporate partners as they threaten to quit over pay.  According to sources the group of corporate partners have argued that they should be compensated in a different way to some of their colleagues, apparently due to the success of the […]


Why Allen & Overy (sort of) changed its mind on Canada

Allen & Overy (A&O) put a Canada launch on the back burner in 2011, choosing instead to focus on Australia. A&O’s future Toronto head reveals what was behind the change of heart. When A&O’s Casablanca founding partner François Duquette voiced his intention to return to Canada nine months ago, the firm was left in a pickle. Here […]


Greenberg Traurig lures Dentons real estate co-head with new management slot

US firm Greenberg Traurig has hired Dentons’ global real estate co-head Eric Rosedale to fill a new management position in London. Rosedale, who joined the firm’s London office yesterday (16 June), has taken on a new position as chair of the firm’s international real estate practice. The job essentially means he will be responsible for […]


Alternative workstyles

For every new business model success story there’s a disaster. As more firms contemplate more efficient working structures, here’s how to avoid the pitfalls What will the legal market look like in five years’ time? According to management consultancy OMC Partners, by 2019 every firm in the UK 100 – those with a turnover of […]