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.

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The speed read: the legal world’s key stories of last week

There are three things that keep City managing partners awake at night. First, the US firms. Second, tech and New Law. And third, Brexit. This week saw all three issues in the spotlight. The extent of US firms’ growth in London was shown by the unveiled City 50, The Lawyer’s ranking of US and UK […]

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UK 200: Slaughters tops revenue per lawyer charts

Slaughter and May has the highest revenue per lawyer (RPL) of the UK’s top 100 largest firms this year. At £900,000, the firm’s RPL is also the third highest in the top 200. Only Bott & Co (ranked 153rd in the UK 200) and Drydensfairfax Solicitors (ranked 196) are higher. For 2018, any firm wishing […]

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The speed read: what you need to know about the market this week

When Wayne Rooney landed at Manchester United in 2004, the story went that it wasn’t because Sir Alex Ferguson needed another striker, but because Newcastle had put in a bid for the young Evertonian and he couldn’t countenance seeing such an exciting talent anywhere else. That brings us to this week’s news that former SFO […]

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