Rachel Moloney

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

Linklaters

Linklaters suspends partner profits distribution for Q4

Linklaters has decided not to pay the next quarter’s distribution of profits to partners, which had been scheduled to take place in June. The decision reflects similar moves taken by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which this week confirmed it too would not be dishing out profits to partners for Q4. As well as this, Linklaters will […]

chambers

Covid-19 case study: how Trinity Chambers tackled the digital challenge

The old saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention, and this has been starkly demonstrated within the legal industry over the past few weeks. ‘Necessity’ here is represented by the Covid-19 pandemic, and ‘invention’ by the rapid pace with which professionals have had to rethink the way that they operate while coping with […]

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Freshfields halts partner distributions for Q4

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will not be dishing out partner profits for Q4, while the magic circle firm has also called off its partner conference, which had been scheduled for this summer. It comes as firms across the board decide whether to hold back or reduce partner distributions, or ask partners to put in slightly more […]

The options for retiring Slaughters partners

Life After Slaughters – wait, there is one? For those partners in Slaughter and May considering what light exists outside of Bunhill Row, then fear not. Those 30 years of hard graft can open doors in all sorts of areas, as history has shown. Ex-Slaughters partners have ended up at the regulators, with Charles Randall […]

Forsters real estate

Forsters lures 10-lawyer real estate team from Orrick

A ten-lawyer real estate team, led by partner Anne O’Neill, is to leave Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London office for West End firm Forsters. O’Neill joined Orrick in 2005 from the now-dissolved Coudert Brothers, and was one of eight of its London partners to move in one go. She led Orrick’s UK real estate practice […]

Shard

A timely change of tack at Greenberg Traurig

Talk about a “timely strategic” hire – Greenberg Traurig’s words, not ours. Earlier this month, the US firm hired Baker McKenzie’s former co-head of insolvency Ian Jack as its key restructuring specialist in London taking its partner, or shareholder, count in the Shard to 33. Attracting restructuring expertise has been a priority for so many […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields disputes partner exits after firm investigation

A second partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s disputes team has left the firm after an internal investigation. Tom Snelling has left the firm, having been made a partner at Freshfields in 2010. He has been involved in a range of cases while at the magic circle firm, including acting for former tobacco manufacturer Gallaher on […]

Slaughter and stay

In these strange and uncertain times, we turn to Slaughter and May for a bit of stability. The firm typically holds onto its partners like glue, shielding them from the prying eyes of recruiters and instilling a sense of career security. Slaughters is for life, right? Well, more or less. Since 2005, just half a […]

Linklaters

Linklaters puts focus on legal ops with new graduate scheme

Linklaters has become the latest firm to set up a graduate scheme based solely around legal operations, as part of an overall rethink as to how it delivers services to clients. The magic circle firm is set to offer the graduate scheme to between five and 10 individuals from August/September 2020, who will undergo a […]

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