Latest Briefings

Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.



Fieldfisher opens second European office in two months

Fieldfisher has opened its second European office in as many months, launching new operations in Luxembourg through a lateral hire. The office will be focused on finance and funds, with the firm hiring Ingrid Dubourdieu as its managing partner for the country. She joins from local firm D Law, where she has been a partner […]


Hot 100 career quiz: Michael Chissick

Name: Michael Chissick Position: Managing partner Firm: Fieldfisher Trained at: Herbert Smith In the Hot 100 for: The transformation of Fieldfisher. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? The City in the 1980s was incredibly exciting. Thatcher’s ‘big bang’ had deregulated the financial markets and there was […]


Fieldfisher Condor launch highlights booming law firm consultancy market

Fieldfisher’s announcement last week that it has expanded its Condor automated documentation platform to South Africa serves both as confirmation of the success of this alternative legal services initiative and as a pointer to the emerging market for law firm-related consultancy businesses. Fieldfisher revealed that it has launched a managed legal services centre in South […]

Reed Smith bags Nabarro trio for City funds launch

Reed Smith has launched a London investment funds practice with the hire of ­former Nabarro partner and barrister Dale Gabbert. Gabbert, who joins as a partner, will bring with him associates Winston Penhall and Matthew Pitman. He will advise funds including private equity, property and hedge funds on investment management, corporate and regulatory issues. Reed […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more