There is a beautiful sort of symmetry that can be found in Slaughter and May’s investment cycle. Either someone in Bunhill Row has done the maths, or by now it just comes naturally. A strict eye on partner headcount, coupled with a very, very slow revolving door, means that growth in each practice area mirrors […]
According to a recent study by Irwin Mitchell, Exeter is projected to be the UK’s fastest growth city in the next few years. It’s rather a shame for Irwin Mitchell that the closest it gets to Devon is an office in Bristol, but there are other firms that are champing at the bit. With little […]
Wondering why your divorce instructions have dried up? Stowe’s arrived in town
Alas, poor Shearman. The news hasn’t been kind of late. However, the preliminary M&A rankings for 2023 will make for happy reading at the firm. According to data provided by the London Stock Exchange, the firm has so far worked on 36 public M&A transactions globally, valued at $31.3bn. That makes it the sixth most […]
If the UK wants to get serious on white-collar crime, it needs to spend more
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Tune in for the the latest episode of The Lawyer Podcast, hosted by editor Catrin Griffiths and litigation editor Christian Smith. In the latest episode, we speak to a law firm leader about their partnership with Scottish ballet, while international editor Alex Taylor joins to discuss his recent trip to Norway. Finally, there’s a success […]
Linklaters has promoted another bumper round of lawyers to partner, including 16 in its City office. The 41-strong global round matches the number of new partners in 2022. There was one less promotion in London compared to last year when 17 were made up. Corporate is the major beneficiary of London promotions this year, with […]
Latham & Watkins has bolstered its antitrust and competition practice by hiring a partner from Linklaters. Simon Pritchard makes the move, having spent more than 10 years at the magic circle firm. Before that, he was a partner in Allen & Overy’s antitrust practice. Pritchard has also served as the UK’s first senior director for […]
Investment manager M&G has hired a new general counsel ahead of the departure of longstanding head Alan Porter. Charlotte Heiss is joining M&G as its new general counsel and company secretary, as Porter prepares to leave after ten years in the role. Heiss joins from the Very Group, where she has been group general counsel […]
Firms including Clifford Chance, Hill Dickinson and Shoosmiths have secured spots on The Co-operative Bank’s legal panel. Clifford Chance is the only magic circle firm on the 10-strong list. It is joined by transatlantic, global firms such as DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Hogan Lovells and White & Case. Firms with more of a UK focus […]
April is the busiest month as the end of the financial year looms. As firms rush to get bills out and paid, The Lawyer takes a deep dive into key financial hygiene and behavioural issues. The level of cash at Linklaters has fallen by 50 per cent over the past three years, more than any […]
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