Following a period of recent change for the worse in M&A (and PE exits) activity, due to political uncertainty and governance issues, can local strategy – combined with Africanising operations – and positive business sentiment improve the current state of affairs?
Transformation and operational excellence opportunities are significant across the legal sector, with much to be learnt from the successes and failures of others
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Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA and, by dismissing the insurers’ appeals, has found in favour of thousands of small businesses across the UK.
Before 2019, an application for ‘interim relief’ was a fairly rare occurrence, but the number is rising year-on-year.
The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.
Rebecca Jackson highlights proposed reforms to the law surrounding post-termination non-compete clauses in employment contracts, and considers what any changes might mean for employers.
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Firms must once again turn their attentions towards servicing current clients for a lower cost.
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In recent months there has been a glut of senior associate hires.
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Latham & Watkins has signed up for a pre-let of its next London office, over a year after The Lawyer first reported on the US firm’s search of the development. The US firm has agreed for a minimum of 200,000sq ft of space at 1 Leadenhall from early 2026. In 2019, The Lawyer reported that […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is targeting higher profitability with more thorough assessments of performance and practice targets in coming months, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is to carry out regular analysis around performance and profit margin targets set out by its heads of practices when it comes to client work. The goal is to […]
The Metropolitan Police Service has asked firms to sign up to an extension of its panel, giving it more time to conclude its review of the roster. The Met’s current framework expires on 31 January, however firms will have their current contracts extended till April. The Met said that this is to allow it to […]
DWF has set a target to achieve £25m in revenue for its Connected Services division, one of its biggest business bets beyond traditional legal services. The target is the result of a business plan aimed at expanding the innovation and consulting services tentpole of the listed firm throughout 2021. It is accompanied by a headcount […]
Linklaters’ senior partner election race has begun in earnest, The Lawyer understands, as Charlie Jacobs looks set to leave the firm at the end of his term. The magic circle firm has begun a process that will conclude by mid-May, sources told The Lawyer. Jacobs is understood to have communicated internally that he will be […]
Mayer Brown is the latest firm to rethink its strategy in South East Asia, with its lead partner in Thailand joining a rival US outfit in the country. Local partner in charge Maythawee Sarathai has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth, as Mayer Brown closed its Bangkok operations. The Bangkok office was acquired by Mayer Brown following […]