Paul Weiss’ Soho home is getting full

If everyone puts their feet up for the rest of the year, Paul Weiss will feature above Covington, Morgan Lewis and Cleary Gottlieb in The Lawyer’s next iteration of its US 50 rankings based on headcount. That’s based on Paul Weiss’ current list of London lawyers, which numbers 117 when including some partners who are […]

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Dentons is fast tracking future leaders

Dentons may have already found its next generation of leaders, even if the hunt for its next global chief executive is taking an age. The development of the firm’s first shadow executive shows Dentons is keen to forge closer ties between management and the junior ranks. It is a fundamental recognition that Gen Z and […]


Elections are a nightmare wherever you are

Roughly 40 per cent of the earth’s population have already been through, or are set to go through, general elections in their country at some point this year. We were expecting them in India, the UK and the US, among many others, but France didn’t have anything of the sort booked in. The success of […]

And the Law Firm of the Year is…

The transformation of Addleshaw Goddard over the last decade from lagging mid-tier wannabe to mid-market pioneer shows a firm bristling with confidence and vigour. The revival of the mid-tier firm has not happened by luck, it has required strong leadership, a united partnership culture and a dose of entrepreneurial spirit. Addleshaw Goddard is leading a […]


Irwin Mitchell is having an identity crisis

Irwin Mitchell has boldly pivoted in recent years, moving away from the personal injury rat race to sharpen its focus on corporate and commercial services. This strategic makeover seemed to hit all the right notes: divisions were streamlined for client services and commercial growth, a smart sell-off of the fast-track personal injury arm to Minster […]

The Premier League has backed itself into a corner

News this month that Manchester City is suing the Premier League over its rules cemented what most punters already knew: English football is now a lawyer’s game. As The Lawyer revealed shortly after, three clubs are backing the claim in various ways. Last week, Aston Villa’s owner said he was seeking legal advice about complaining against the rules. […]