Pinsent Masons won the top prize at The Lawyer Awards 2018 last night, scooping the Law Firm of the Year award, sponsored by Travelers. This year’s judges – comprised of in-house general counsel, Hot 100 alumni and managing partners of major international firms – recognised that this was Pinsent Masons’ year. The firm has grown […]
Hogan Lovells pro bono director Yasmin Waljee talks to The Lawyer about the impact of winning 2017’s Pro Bono Initiative of the Year prize at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers. In a short paragraph can you tell us a bit more about the work that led you to win Pro Bono Initiative of the […]
Shearman & Sterling has raised its base salary for newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors by 14 per cent, from £105,000 to £120,000. Meanwhile, the US firm has increased the starting salary for mid-level (3.5PQE) associates by 7 per cent, from £138,000 to £148,000 while senior associates (those of 6.5PQE), get a 6 per cent bump from £165,000 […]
CMS has teamed up with legal services provider Obelisk in a bid to tap into its flexible network of professionals to support one of the firm’s new innovation units. Obelisk will supply people and technology resources to Mix, a unit led by head of legal service design and delivery John Craske, that tailors tech solutions […]
White & Case’s longstanding chairman Hugh Verrier has secured his fourth term in office, in a move that will see him lead the firm until 2023. The Lawyer understands Verrier ran unopposed and has held the top job at White & Case since 2007 when he succeeded Duane Wall. Verrier is a former project finance […]
A US district court judge has dismissed attempts made by the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) to question former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg over his alleged involvement in the case, the latest development in one of the most high-profile professional negligence disputes of recent times. United States magistrate judge Sallie Kim dismissed the attempt […]
The fortunes of the US firms in London dominated this week’s stories on The Lawyer, while our most comprehensive look at firm leadership revealed stark truths about diversity (or lack of it) in the industry. According to data collected from 38 of the world’s largest firms, just one had a 50:50 gender balance on its […]
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