You be the judge: which mergers will we see in ’23?

Can you believe it has been a whole five years since the last major transatlantic merger – that of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner? Major tie-ups have been thin on the ground since… but rumours are now swirling that big weddings are on the cards between some famous old firms. Three of the four […]


Magic circle partner swiped by KPMG Law

Nick Roome, who has led KPMG Law’s UK legal practice since 2014, is passing the baton to Linklaters partner Stuart Bedford. Bedford has been a corporate partner at the magic circle firm for over 20 years. Prior to which, he had experience in-house as counsel for BAE Systems, as a senior consultant for Grosvenor, and […]

Elizabeth Rimmer

How thinking like a lawyer can affect your mental health

We often hear the phrase ‘think like a lawyer’ but what does it really mean? Most would say it means paying attention to detail, skill at making an argument, a drive for perfection, an obsession for detail, analysing risk and all possible outcomes, preparing for the worst. All these skills make an excellent lawyer but […]