Richard Simmons

Rich is The Lawyer’s features editor. He was previously editor of The Lawyer’s student publication Lawyer 2B, and therefore covers everything to do with legal education, training contracts and pupillage, as well as lawyers’ ongoing career development. Also falling within his remit are topics including diversity in law, pro bono and access to justice.

UnitedLex

Thinking beyond ‘going digital’

‘Going digital’ is a phrase buzzing around even the most technology-averse boardrooms. Businesses, including law firms, are recognising the threat presented by falling behind in an increasingly digital world, and they are mobilising accordingly. That is promising, but also missing the larger issue. Going digital in the legal industry means much more. Too many lawyers […]

Nottingham

Freeths stays on track for 2020 target with 14% revenue rise

Freeths has recorded double-digit revenue growth for 2018/19 to stay on course to hit his revenue target for 2020. In 2014, the firm set out plans to become a £100m firm by 2020. In the last financial year it recorded a 14 per cent uplift in turnover, from £78.8m to £89.8m, meaning if the firm is to […]

speed read, clock, watch

The speed read: Bakers’ #MeToo mess; Hogan Lovells’ African woes; and a super-exam decision for the SRA

When it comes to high-level #MeToo allegations, trusting internal investigations is a dangerous game Baker McKenzie finds itself in a right old #MeToo mess. The firm has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that the firm allowed a sexual misconduct investigation to be “improperly” influenced by the accused, former London managing partner […]

No-deal Brexit to cost UK legal sector £3.5 billion

The cost of a no-deal Brexit on the UK’s legal sector would be £3.5bn, The Law Society had calculated. The figure is released as part of the Society’s UK-EU future partnership and legal services report.  “According to our estimates, the volume of work in legal services would be down £3.5bn – nearly 10 per cent […]

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

Register now

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here