David Wilkinson

Fieldfisher overhauls partnership deed for new era

Fieldfisher has revised the terms and format of its partnership deed, tweaking a document that had been in force for over 15 years. The new version is expected to be valid for the next 20 years, replacing the previous one which was in force since 2005. It was one of the first institutional efforts carried […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers eyes September reopening for London HQ

Baker McKenzie is aiming to allow its London staff back into the office from September, as other firms have instead opted for soft-reopenings in the past few weeks. The firm will start by letting in around 25 per cent of its City headcount, but going into the office will not be mandatory. Staff will enter […]

Matthew Layton Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance fends off virus threat with 6 per cent revenue surge

Clifford Chance‘s revenue rose by six per cent to £1.8bn over 2019/20, the highest increase recorded among the magic circle so far. The firm’s revenue grew from the previous year’s £1.69bn. All financial metrics saw a similar spike. Profit per equity partner (PEP) rose to £1.69m from £1.62m, while profitability increased by five per cent […]

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons promotes six new partners after Covid delay

Simmons & Simmons has announced its latest set of partner promotions, after opting to defer the decision earlier this year. The small collective of six marks a huge contrast to last year, when the firm promoted its largest round ever. In 2019, 15 lawyers ascended to the partnership, including eight in its City office. It […]