Energy and environment


Eco-friendly office

Skadden and McDermott battle for top spot in eco-showdown at 22 Bishopsgate

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and McDermott Will & Emery are among firms housed in 22 Bishopsgate that have begun a competition to see who is the most environmentally sustainable tenant in the building.  The initiative involves 22 Bishopsgate collecting data concerning heating and cooling, water filtration status, and light usage via the building’s […]

Lights off, save energy

Blackout Fridays: CMS shuts floors to save energy

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang saved enough energy to power 33 homes for one year by shutting down some floors in its UK offices last year. The firm shut down one floor in each of its offices in Sheffield, London and Edinburgh every Friday for three months towards the end of last year. This resulted […]


The move to greener offices: Clarke Willmott collects commuting info from staff

Clarke Willmott is assessing the environmental footprint of its offices, with the firm collecting information on its staff’s route to work and an expected relocation in Cardiff. The firm is gathering data from its employees to improve the accuracy of emissions data that the firm holds. A survey has been created with the firm’s consultants, […]


Ex-Haleon GC moves to Saudi for Aramco role

The ex-general counsel of Haleon has announced that he has joined energy and chemicals business Aramco, which is based in Saudi Arabia. Bjarne Tellman was hired by GSK four years ago to prepare the company for the creation of Haleon, one of the UK’s largest corporate demergers in 20 years. The purpose of the demerger […]


The Lawyer Podcast: Addleshaws and the myths of the mid-market

The doom of the middle market has long been foretold. As global mergers grab attention and smaller, boutique firms blossom, many question whether there is any role for mid-market practices in law’s future. But on Tuesday evening, Addleshaw Goddard marked a remarkable, decade-long turnaround as it was crowned Law Firm of the Year at The […]

business people annoyed

“Where is the money coming from?” Clients react to NQ salary hikes

Salary increases across the City for newly-qualified lawyers has brought into sharp focus how much in-house lawyers are willing to pay for external counsel. Last week, US firm Goodwin upped its salary for NQs to £175,000 from £161,500. In May, Freshfields, Linklaters, Clifford Chance and A&O Shearman all boosted its pay for NQs by £25,000 […]

Election 2024: The Conservative lawyers vying for your vote

A Birketts partner, Mayer Brown’s pro bono head, associates from Clifford Chance and White & Case, a Twenty Essex barrister and a part-time law student are among the Conservative candidates hoping to be elected to the Commons for the first time.

Beyond the Bubble: Lester Aldridge’s big London play

South: A couple of weeks ago Lester Aldridge and Mackrell Solicitors announced their forthcoming merger. Beyond the Bubble, in association with LexisNexis, caught up with the former firm’s managing partner Matthew Barrow to get the lowdown on what it means for the two firms. For South Coast firm Lester Aldridge, this is very much a move […]

Featured Briefings

The Environment Bill 2019 – water, water, everywhere

By Lee Perry Part 5 of the Environment Bill, contains a number of disparate proposals relating to water – which could have major implications for many. Senior associate Joanne Sear and solicitor Grace Mitchell take a look at some of the key points in the Bill. Water resources planning According to its explanatory notes, the […]