1 October 2012

Field Fisher partner heads to SNR Denton in wake of public sector cuts

SNR Denton has added to its London technology and outsourcing practice with the hire of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) partner Andrew Lucas, a specialist in public procurement. Lucas’s exit from FFW follows the firm’s recent decision to cut back its public-sector focus by removing it from its formal list of sector groups (6 August 2012). […]


IBA Conference 2012: Dublin

No-one would devise a week-long programme of business card swapping and drinking. One needs a defensible pretext. For the IBA, the pretext is the series of workshops and lectures delivered in precisely the sort of slightly darkened environment that the schmoozing excesses of the previous night demand. Sean Jones QC, Employment, 11 KBWSunday 30th September, […]

Deutsche Bank unveils revamped global panel

White & Case is among a raft of firms to be reappointed to Deutsche Bank’s global legal panel following a review of the German banking giant’s list of advisers. The US firm is understood to have regained its place on the panel after the Frankfurt-headquartered bank completed its rejig of the roster towards the end […]

200 nuggets of gold

Oh, frabjous day. With this week’s issue we are publishing The Lawyer UK200 Annual Report, a research project that grows with every passing year. In this supplement you’ll find a data carnival, including analysis of growth trends, current pricing strategies and property exposure. Because we know how valuable this research is for law firm decision-makers […]


A bigger, better UK 200

The Lawyer’s most comprehensive report on the legal market is now available online It’s that time of year again; The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2012, the report that ranks leading law firms by turnover, is published with this week’s issue. Used across the market by everyone from partners and general counsel to consultants and […]

Vogue element

An arbitration partner is this year’s must-have Trends in the partner hiring market come in waves. It was transactional private equity moves in the late 2000s. At one point it was litigators and, more recently, fund formation lawyers. Now, arbitration partners are on the move. The highest profile recent moves saw SJ Berwin’s Justin Michaelson […]

Dewey dues

Many Dewey ex-partners have paid into the contribution plan; some still have not A month and a half ago it seemed as though Dewey & LeBoeuf’s bankruptcy chiefs were finding London a tough cookie. The New York-based wind-down heads, led by chief restructuring officer Joff Mitchell of Zolfo Cooper and bankruptcy lawyer Albert Togut of […]

Glyn Morris

The Lawyer Management: Higgs & Sons

Glyn Morris has been the financial director of West Midlands-based firm Higgs & Sons since 2006. He has previously held roles at Wragge & Co, where he was a financial controller for seven years. What are currently the most significant external issues that have an impact on your role? Client needs, demands and preferences are […]

Peter Kallis

K&L Gates boss still thinking big after all these years

Peter Kalis, longstanding chairman of ever-expanding US firm K&L Gates, has just signed up for yet another four-year term in the job. Does the man never fancy a break? Lucy Burton finds out K&L Gates chairman Peter Kalis is preparing to embark on his fifth four-year term at the helm, an almost unprecedented record that […]


View from the top

Although half of the Scottish top 20 firms saw revenues decrease in 2011-12, some have benefited from tough decisions made earlier in the recession Collective revenues at Scotland’s top 20 firms remained largely unchanged in 2011-12 as firms north of the border faced up to an increasingly difficult trading environment. In the 2010-11 financial year […]


Get set, go

What happens when barristers embrace direct access? Their chambers becomes the fastest-rising set in The Lawyer’s Bar Top 30. We look at the rise and rise of Monckton The commercial bar has come a long way since the days when it was readily accepted that silks were gruff old fellows, standing aloof from solicitors and […]

Ronnie Fox

Preparing to make a smooth exit

At times like these, when partners are being asked to leave firms, it’s wise to ensure you’re prepared Profit per partner dismal? Lateral hire a costly mistake? Whatever the reason, your role as a member of your firm’s LLP could be at risk. So what should you do if you’re ordered to bail out? First, […]

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