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.

Government

Election 2019: the lawyers who have been elected for the first time

A host of new lawyers have entered Parliament as a result of the Conservative Party’s decisive victory last night. In Stroud, Conservative Siobhan Baillie gained the marginal seat from Labour. Baillie, a non-practising family solicitor, worked her way up from legal secretary to qualify. Peter Gibson gained another marginal seat for the Tories: Darlington. Gibson […]

gender balance, male, female

The in-house legal teams with the best (and worst) gender balance

The majority of in-house lawyers working in the 100 largest companies in the current FTSE350 are female, new data from The Lawyer has revealed, with a gender split of 59 per cent to 41 per cent in favour of women across the group’s biggest businesses. But despite this, the majority of lawyers filling the most […]

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