11 August 2008

Beijing bound

Beijing bound 15-August-2008In today’s Beijing Blog, Norton Rose associate Steven Towell talks about the changing landscape in the Chinese capital as the preparations for the Games gathered pace. In today’s Beijing Blog, Norton Rose associate Steven Towell talks about the changing landscape in the Chinese capital as the preparations for the Games gathered pace. It’s […]

Taylor Wessing taps Clydes for insurance hire

Taylor Wessing taps Clydes for insurance hire” />Taylor Wessing has hired Clyde & Co insurance litigation partner Anthony Menzies in a bid to become a bigger player in the insurance field. While Taylor Wessing does not have as high a profile as Clydes in the insurance market, Menzies said for him that was one of […]

Beijing 2008

TheLawyer.com’s Beijing 2008 blog covers the games from the lawyer’s perspective, with posts from lawyers and other legal professionals in the city on the Olympic events, the gossip, the law firms and the atmosphere. The blog began with a surprisingly clean post from Beijing-based legal recruiter Rob Metcalf on, er, the women’s volleyball and how […]

Technically speaking…

Alexandra Harrison, a legal consultant at Kroll Ontrack and former barrister suggests why using technology in the preparation and presentation of evidence is key to controlling the cost of litigation. Edmund Lawson QC also talks about his first hand experience. In 1994, Lord Woolf was instructed to review the rules and procedure of the civil […]

Weil Gotshal appoints Lyle as new DC head

Weil Gotshal & Manges has appointed its DC litigation head to managing partner of the firm’s DC office. The New York-based giant’s co-head of products liability and mass tort litigation, Michael Lyle, will replace incumbent David Berz, who stands down from the post after 18 years. Lyle will continue to practice in the DC litigation […]

Carbon-free energy: seeing isn’t believing

Experts are at last pointing out that the take-up of potentially excellent green technologies in the wrong locations can damage the credibility of the equipment, giving a good process a bad name. The trend gives credibility to those who object to renewables for perhaps the ‘wrong’ reasons, and may deter people who may otherwise be […]

Beijing gives Dechert green light for global drive

Dechert green light for global drive” />Dechert is gearing up for a real push in to the parts of the world where it does not have a presence after winning a licence to practice in Beijing last week. The US firm opened in Hong Kong last year and has agreed terms with a number of […]

Switalski on course for record compensation payout

F&C Asset Management’s former legal chief Gillian Switalksi has defeated the company’s bid to have her discrimination claim thrown out. F&C Asset Management’s former legal chief Gillian Switalksi has defeated her former employer’s bid to have her multi million pound discrimination claim thrown out. Switalksi’s discrimination claim against the asset management company was originally upheld […]

Denton Wilde Sapte donates £50k to student grants

Denton Wilde Sapte is giving away £50,000 of dormant client funds to help London postgraduate students. The firm has donated the money, which has been topped up by government funding to total £75,000, to enable students at the Bloomsbury and Stratford campuses of Birkbeck University struggling with their fees to pay for their courses. The […]

Bakers revenue up a fifth; London lags behind

Baker & McKenzie has shrugged off the collapse of merger talks with Heller Ehrman by announcing turnover growth of 20 per cent for the year to the end of June. Firmwide revenues for the 12 months stood at $2.19bn (£1.09bn at the end of June), up from $1.83bn (£910m at the time) last year. Growth […]

BLG announces inflation-busting salary hikes

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) ignored the credit crunch and boosted its trainee solicitor salaries by above the rate inflation. BLG has upped first year trainee salaries by £4,000 from £32,000 to £36,000. For second year trainees wages have jumped by 11.4 per cent from £35,000 to £39,000, while newly-qualified (NQ) pay is up from […]

Athletic privacy

As the Beijing Olympics Start, Athlete Privacy is High on the Agenda The Beijing Olympics are finally upon us. In between the round-the-clock media coverage, national obsession with medal counts, and the quadrennial debate over the Olympic mascot (this year, actually justified), spare a thought for the lowly athlete. The games promise to be one […]

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