Rachel Moloney

Rachel is news editor of The Lawyer and primarily covers corporate and the City

money finance

CMS’s corporate lawyers set to benefit from salary uplift

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang bumped up the salaries of its corporate lawyers this month, it has emerged, a day after it was confirmed the firm would be losing its UK private equity head to Goodwin Procter. The pay packets for London lawyers in the corporate team are understood to have been reviewed by the […]

CMS’s private equity head exits for Goodwin

Goodwin Procter’s private equity group in London have secured the hire of CMS’s practice head James Grimwood. Grimwood has been a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna since 2007 and played a pivotal role in the setting up of the firm’s Mayfair office. Appearing in The Lawyer Hot 100 for 2016, Grimwood saw an opportunity to grow […]

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The unexpected joy of being sober: Linklaters designates alcohol chaperones

As firms take a closer look at how they monitor behaviour, Linklaters is introducing a new policy to ensure staff and lawyers are kept in line at social events. The magic circle firm said it had recommended to partners, directors and business leaders that they designate a non-drinking role to a senior person to assist […]

A&O becomes seventh global firm to secure Shanghai JV

Allen & Overy has gained approval for a joint operation in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, becoming the seventh firm to launch such a venture. In doing so, A&O is also the second magic circle firm to expand its capabilities in China with a joint operation; Linklaters was the first to secure Chinese law capability […]

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BCLP doubles Paris headcount with 21-lawyer raid

In its biggest addition of a team of lawyers since its 2018 transatlantic merger, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has hired a group of 21 in its Paris office, including seven partners. The team joins from French firm Franklin, which operates just one office from the country’s capital. The Lawyer reported that the firm was in line […]

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The data is in: Here’s what you read in 2019 and what it means for 2020

Well, that was an interesting year – and not just in politics. Here’s what our analytics tell us what you’ve been reading in 2019 – and what we’re likely to see in the next 12 months. Climate change and localism will come to the fore New issues are coming to the surface around behaviour, disruption […]

Linklaters

Gender pay gap: Linklaters is second magic circle firm to report

Linklaters employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 19.5 per cent (down  1.3 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 35.7 per cent (up 1.8 per cent) Linklaters combined partner and employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 62.6 per cent (up 1.5 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 39.1 per cent […]

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Addleshaws guides Supercuts to rescue deal

Addleshaw Goddard worked with Deloitte as Supercuts and Regis hair salons this week struck a salvage deal to save over 1,000 jobs. The firm’s restructuring team played the lead advisory role for Deloitte as administrator to the businesses, with partner Paul Fleming and legal director Anna Hodgson leading on the deal. Shoosmiths had been advising […]

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