This week, Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss insecurity and its remedy: acceptance
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This week, Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss insecurity and its remedy: acceptance
One of the biggest issues facing law firms is the retention of female talent. Allen & Overy is working on solving the problem.
The Lawyer has compiled 2018 trainee solicitor salary and newly-qualified (NQ) solicitor salary data of the UK’s largest law firms in two easy-to-use tables. The latest salary figures are a reflection of the influence of American firms on the UK market. When Bingham McCutchen became the first firm to offer NQs £100,000 in London back […]
Newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors at Covington & Burling are the latest to join the £100,000 salary club after the US firm increased their pay. The rise, which took effect on 1 August, is up from the £95,000 it previously paid NQs. Seven of the eight qualifying trainees this autumn are remaining at the firm to enjoy […]
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Two recent cases in the UK Supreme Court have highlighted problems in the existing divorce laws. Meanwhile, two private members’ bills have been launched in the House of Lords aiming to provide solutions, as Paul Magrath explains.
Employment law is a popular qualification choice for many trainee solicitors, however newly qualified solicitor roles are few and far between and this was the case even before the (now abolished) employment tribunal fees were introduced. If you are seeking a career as an employment solicitor then you should bear the following in mind. Firms […]
The recent decision of the High Court awarding the popular entertainer Sir Cliff Richard substantial damages against the BBC for breach of privacy in reporting a raid on his home by South Yorkshire Police has raised issues about the limits of media coverage of police investigations, as Paul Magrath explains.
What’s the litigation sector all about? The litigation department at Mayer Brown now covers a huge variety of practices and industries. We act for employers, contractors, consultants and insurers in complex construction disputes on a range of projects from hospitals to defence facilities. These matters often have an international element, for example, I’ve had the opportunity to work on […]
At the recent Lord Mayor’s Dinner for Her Majesty’s Judges, the Lord Chief Justice spoke enthusiastically about the establishment of a ‘bespoke financial and business court for the 21st century’ in the City of London and the progress being made in the current courts and tribunals modernisation programme. But, asks Paul Magrath, after the closure of more than 230 local courts around the country since 2010, and with many others struggling to cope with even basic technology, how easy will it be for ordinary people to get justice?
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Allen & Overy’s (A&O) former banking head Philip Wood QC is retiring at the end of this month after half a century in the magic circle firm.
Donna McCarthy left school at 16 and thought she might go into the creative sector. She is now a partner at Devonshires.
David Kirkland is a Sydney born and based lawyer who currently works in the banking and infrastructure team at Gilbert + Tobin. He moved back to Australia after five years in London with White & Case, then Latham & Watkins.
Ashley Cordwell trained at CMS but after qualifying this autumn, he has set up his own art gallery in Petworth.
Bobby Reddy trained at Slaughter and May and made partner at Latham & Watkins before quitting law in 2013 to travel. He’s now combining a PhD with a number of other projects. How did you get into law originally? I studied science at university and I really enjoyed the theoretical side of things, but the third […]
After a 20-year legal career at Norton Rose, Shearman & Sterling and Hogan & Hartson, Jon Coppin retired from the profession at the age of 44. After a couple of years working as a psychotherapist in the NHS he has now set up his own practice aimed at helping people working in the City. Was […]
Denise Nurse trained at Charles Russell and worked in-house at BSkyB before embarking on a second career as a broadcaster, presenting for Sky News, Sky Travel and hosting Escape to the Country for the BBC. She established ‘alternative law firm’ Halebury with business partner Janvi Patel in 2007. What’s your background? Why did you become […]
Alex Wade trained at Carter-Ruck and had a series of jobs in media law before a personal crisis changed his life. He continues to do legal work for newspapers from his base in Cornwall, but is also now a successful writer. What brought you to law in the first place? I did an American and English Literature degree […]
Toby Harper trained at a small corporate firm in the West Midlands before working for Shakespeares and on secondment in-house. As soon as he was three years qualified, he set up his own virtual law firm, Harper James. How did you first start out in the profession? I had a keen interest in and understanding of business […]
Liam Kerr trained with south coast firm Coffin Mew, before working in Scotland for Ledingham Chalmers, McGrigors and CMS Cameron McKenna. He became a freelance lawyer in 2015 and was elected as an MSP for North East Scotland in May 2016. How did you start out in law? I was working in London as a salesman for […]
Chris Anderson is head of legal services at Everton FC. He was previously a M&A lawyer at Slaughter and May before moving north to further his career in sports law.
Travis Leon qualified at Linklaters in 2008. Choosing voluntary redundancy in the recession, he worked as sales trader in an investment bank and is now co-founder and executive director of XRef, a programme that automates proofreading. What’s your background? I studied psychology at Nottingham University because I wasn’t 100 per cent certain I wanted to do […]
It’s not just the time on the training field that meant the England football team has performed so well – they have also displayed strong mental, team and leadership skills. Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC explain.
Trauma that we inherit and leave unresolved is passed on to future generations. Until you cross the bridge of your past and insecurities, you can’t begin to explore the future and your possibilities. Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and Barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC explain.
This week Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC discuss the limitations of using reason and the power of embodied, intuitive methods for complex problem solving.
Zita Tulyahikayo and James Pereira QC discuss bullying and intimidating behaviour, and steps to take to change your role within this dynamic
The third and final article in Freshfields lawyer Lloyd Rees’ series on mental health.
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CMS’s Adam Greaves on the shift in attitudes between 1980s AIDS related hatred of gay men to the near normalisation of gay issues today.
Solicitor apprentice Hal Donovan gives his take on LGBT in law as one of the newest entrants to the profession.
Luke Williams’ introduction to the profession was a tough one, but working in legal education has proved a heartening experience.
Grab their attention with a bang, build the theme with highs and lows and finish with a powerful ending. Pretty much the format for any great symphony not least the very well-known work by one of the most celebrated composers of all time – Ludwig van Beethoven; the Fifth Symphony in C minor. So, what […]
How often had you heard that effective communication is 55 per cent non-verbal, 38 per cent tone of voice and 7 per cent what you actually say. There are many who swear by this as some form of mystical statistic that is the key to communication enlightenment itself. And then there are those that say hang […]
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Presentation coach Luan de Burgh explains how to break down and deliver very technical concepts to an audience in an accessible and engaging way.
Macfarlanes and White & Case are among six firms signing up to the Reignite Academy, which will take talented women who have taken a career break and put them back on the path to partnership.
Openness about sexual orientation is good for the diversity agenda – but what if you simply want to keep your private life, well, private?
Want to set up an LGBT+ network but don’t know how to start? Gavin Williams of Osborne Clarke has some advice about how to go about it.
The murder of an LGBT man in the 1950s had repercussions for Chris Williams, now a business services manager at BCLP.
When I first started making training contract applications I concentrated heavily on my ‘diverse’ background. I realise now I was wrong to do so.
More than half the European 100 either had no net change, or a net decrease, in female partner numbers last year.
Clifford Chance is searching for its first global head of inclusion and diversity, just a few weeks after the firm revealed a 66 per cent pay gap in its gender pay gap reporting. Clifford Chance’s new global head of diversity and strategy will be based in any of the firm’s 32 worldwide offices, and will work […]
Exeter University is investigating allegations of racism within its student law society after screenshots of a WhatsApp group showing racist messages were shared online. Student Arsalan Motavali shared the images on Facebook, writing: “Not only are their statements disgusting, they are often targeted towards their peers and some of my close friends, whilst depicting them as […]
Forty-two per cent of women working in law firms have been subjected to sexual harassment, with nearly half of the most recent occurrences taking place within the last year, new research by The Lawyer has revealed. In the largest survey of the profession yet since the Harvey Weinstein revelations and emergence of the #MeToo movement, 1,000 lawyers […]
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has become the first law firm to offer to cover part or all of the costs of gender reassignment surgery for its transgender employees in the UK. The firm has launched global transitioning guidelines which contain the medical benefit as well as access to psychological support under the firm’s medical benefits […]
Baker McKenzie has promoted six lawyers to partner in London, as the firm announces the appointment of 68 new members worldwide. Two of the City cohort sit in the firm’s tax team, namely Jessica Eden and David Jamieson who trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and McGrigors respectively. Tax accounts for the highest number of promotions […]
Bird & Bird has made up nine to partner in its Europe-heavy promotions round. Two were promoted in London: they are IP lawyer Eleanor Root and real estate lawyer Marco Nicolai. Root trained with Bird & Bird, qualifying in 2004. Nicolai qualified with DLA Piper in 2005, joining Bird & Bird in 2012. Women made […]
Ashurst has surpassed its 40 per cent target for female promotions, with women making up 58 per cent of the lawyers in this latest promotions round. This is a substantial difference from the firm’s 2017 round, when just four women were made partner out of a headcount of 19, averaging at 20 per cent. In 2014, […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has postponed its partner promotions until January 2019 after overhauling its financial reporting to fit an American-style calendar year-end, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm decided to make this change following the merger with Chadbourne & Parke last year, and it is expected to impact the financial reporting for the current 2017/18 financial year. […]
Simmons & Simmons has made up nine lawyers to partners in its 2018 promotions round, spanning six sectors in Europe and Asia. In pursuit of its 30 per cent female partnership promotion target, women have made up just under half of the promotions at the firm, with finance lawyer Paula Macnamara joining the London office […]
Fieldfisher has promoted 3 women to partner in a 10-strong promotions round across the firm’s London, Manchester, Brussels, Silicon Valley and Hamburg offices. The new partners are Jochen Beck, Tom Ward, Maxime Berlingin, Donall Caherty, Daniel Hayward, Hannah Rowbotham, Laura Berton, John Brunning, Thorsten Ihler, and Leonie Power. The technology, outsourcing and privacy sector is […]
The former Serious Fraud Office (SFO) case controller for its high-profile battle with the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) has resurfaced as a partner at a US firm which only launched in London earlier this year. John Gibson has joined Cohen & Gresser’s London office – which opened in May – to launch the firm’s […]
Mayer Brown has added former Nabarro partner Simon Rose to its tax practice in London, nearly a year after the departure of its lead City partner to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Rose joins Mayer Brown as its third tax partner in London. He started his career at SJ Berwin in 1994, working there until leaving to […]
Over a year into its Scottish merger, Addleshaw Goddard has lost a ten-strong private client team to independent firm Morton Fraser. The head of Addleshaw’s private client team in Edinburgh, Gregor Mitchell, will move across to Morton Fraser, alongside legal director Euan Fleming and a team of eight consultants, solicitors, paralegals and executive assistants. The defection comes […]
Slaughter and May has finally confirmed it has hired former Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director David Green QC as a senior consultant. Sources had claimed conflict issues were causing a hold up in the firm’s high-profile hire, but Slaughters has said Green will not work on matters in which he was involved while at the SFO. Green’s […]
Orrick’s City office has offered partnership to two private equity lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy to bolster the firm’s efforts in this area. James Connor and Daniel Wayte join from Simpson Thacher and Milbank respectively, and have been brought in to add bench-strength to Orrick’s London private equity practice and add […]
Mayer Brown has lost a five-lawyer real estate and finance team to Dechert’s Paris office, as the recruitment market continues to heat up in the French capital. Dechert partner Privat Vigand is leading the team’s move to Dechert, along with four associates – Guenaëlle Taroni, Antoine Periat, Fanny Roiena and Pauline Keller. Vigand has been at […]
Baker Botts has snagged a corporate partner from Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London office, three weeks after the latter brought in a trio of M&A partners from Herbert Smith Freehills to boost operations. David Ramm is joining Baker Botts after four years as a partner at Morgan Lewis. He moved over to the firm in 2014 […]
Sidley Austin‘s spate of exits continues in the capital, with capital markets partner Noel Hughes the latest to take on a new role at US firm Vinson & Elkins. Noel Hughes joined Sidley Austin as a partner in 2016, after a four-year spell as an associate at Paul Hastings. Prior to this, he was an […]
Osborne Clarke has added two new partners to its City employment team, including DWF’s national head of employment Andrew Chamberlain. Chamberlain joined DWF in 2014 after nearly two decades at Addleshaw Goddard. In his practice, he advises FTSE 100 employers on processes such as services agreements and termination. He also covers employment nuances in M&A […]
Baker McKenzie has lured back former partner Matthew Dening, months after he stood down from his role as Sidley Austin’s London office head, The Lawyer can reveal. It is 14 years since Dening left Bakers for Sidley; Dening trained, worked and was promoted at Bakers in 2001 where he became a member of its derivatives team. […]
In a rare move for a US firm in London, Kirkland & Ellis has hired a professional support lawyer as a partner to drive growth in its increasingly busy restructuring practice. Kate Stephenson joins Kirkland as a partner, having worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges for four years as a PSL in the restructuring team. […]
White & Case has hired an in-houser from the Royal Bank of Scotland’s legal team, as the US firm continues to add to its litigation practice in the City. RBS’ litigation head Laura Durrant will join White & Case‘s London office as a partner. She leaves her role as head of litigation and investigations at RBS […]
Managing partner James Knight featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 this year after floating Keystone Law on the London Stock Exchange.
Darren Rosier, recently appointed KWM’s new managing partner, recalls his training contract at Slaughter and May.
Stewarts family partner Sam Longworth featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 after a string of roles in major divorce cases.