The UK boss of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has been appointed to the position of global senior partner. Segun Osuntokun will take up the newly-created role from 1 January, supporting the firm’s sole CEO Steve Baumer. Osuntokun joined the firm in 2008 as a partner in the litigation and corporate risk practice, and was […]
The latest episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now! Proposed redundancies at CMS and Taylor Rose have raised associate anxieties across the market, with many wondering whether they could be the start of wider trouble. The Lawyer‘s editor Catrin Griffiths and litigation editor Christian Smith are joined by director of insight Matt Byrne and […]
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is liaising with law enforcement authorities over allegations made regarding embattled firm Axiom Ince, as the Metropolitan Police Service confirms a referral was passed on by the regulator. In August, the regulator suspended three partners from Axiom Ince, the firm that acquired Ince Group just four months before and was […]
As Axiom Ince finally collapses, The Lawyer can reveal that barely any of the current or future trainees have found new homes – and the future trainees have missed their deadline to begin their studies at BPP. The Lawyer understands that two individuals have been able to transfer their current training contracts to Stephenson Harwood […]
Jailed Russian businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov has filed a $13.8bn claim against US private equity giant TPG, ports multinational DP World and a number of Russian state companies. The claim, which alleges that Magomedov’s business empire was manoeuvred into Russian state hands, was launched by litigation boutique Seladore Legal and includes a line-up of barristers from […]
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Read this report in order to understand: How key changes in the market are transforming the role of in-house teams Current attitudes and level of adoption of artificial intelligence tools Organisations’ approach to a flexible working culture Projected spend on external legal counsel over the next five years Feedback on quality of service received from […]
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This report contains: an overview of the UK corporate market in 2022 analysis of financial performance at the top 50 City firms ranked by UK-generated corporate revenue a focus on the energy and infrastructure (E&I) sector which remains active during a year of deals slowdown
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Today’s the day: will Allen & Overy (A&O) and Shearman & Sterling vote to merge, or have efforts by both firms’ management failed to convince the naysayers? Unlike the excitement of a day’s General Election, both sides are being very lawyerly about it and can ponder for two whole weeks. The vote closes on 13 […]
On Halloween 2024, all that remained of SJ Berwin will end, as King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) retreat from the UK, Europe and the Middle East is finalised and its offices in those regions closed. The fate of its people in London, Brussels, Madrid, Milan, Frankfurt and Dubai will be sealed. And that will be […]
The latest mergers in Scotland will be followed by more soon enough
The Lawyer’s first Regional Powerhouse Ranking shows the strength of the UK’s legal market outside London
A period of radical change has descended on the profession, with firms contending with a raft of organisational challenges. Major tax reforms are underway for the 2023/24 year, with many firms expected to issue cash calls to satisfy the income tax bills from HM Revenue & Customs. But this one-off hit is little compared with […]
Axiom Ince has taken another hit this morning, losing a large team to Birketts and over 30 lawyers to Horwich Farrelly (HF). HF has taken the largest cohort yet from the ailing firm, onboarding more than 30 lawyers including nine partners and one associate partner. Partners Stef Johnston, Jarrod Parker, Alison Beesley, Chris Foulkes, Richard […]
This week in The Passport we’re taking a view on how Taylor Wessing might add an important missing piece in its European jigsaw and how a weak Krona has been both a blessing and a curse to Sweden’s biggest players. Taylor Wessing’s big Italian gap The big European news out of Taylor Wessing earlier this […]
Macfarlanes this week pushed the button on its roll-out of generative AI tool HarveyAI, following the largest pilot ever carried out in the history of the firm. Around 15 per cent of Macfarlanes’ fee-earning population across every practice area and all levels of seniority spent time this June using the tool. The results were then […]
Four teams have left Axiom Ince in a day, with the private client and tax group being the latest to switch firms. Nine lawyers from the struggling firm have joined Greenwoods Legal in the London office, led by Ince’s former head of private client and tax Matthew Biles. The departure follows that of Ince tax […]
Partners continue to defect from ailing Axiom Ince, as a 17-strong shipping and insurance team leaves to join the London office of a major European law firm. The team, which includes seven partners from the legacy Ince business, has moved to Norwegian Big Five firm Wikborg Rein. The arrivals will boost the Nordic outfit’s shipping […]
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