Magic circle firm Allen & Overy has the best brand recognition in the English legal profession, according to survey results published today. The magic circle firm topped a league table of 20 practices after researchers gauged client opinions as well as mainstream and specialist press coverage. The table – compiled by London reputation management consultancy […]
The paralegal remains one of the most ill-defined jobs in the legal profession. Exclusive research by Lawyer 2B has found long hours, poor pay and dangling the “carrot” of a training contract could create serious problems for UK firms.
As One Brick Court prepares to close its doors this summer, a number of its media and defamation stars have found new homes, including Andrew Caldecott QC who was recently instructed by Linklaters in its injunction hearing. Caldecott QC is one of several heavy hitters who will move to rival media chambers 5RB in Gray’s […]
Slaughter and May has announced its smallest promotions round since 2013, with just two lawyers promoted to partner in London and Hong Kong. Corporate finance and M&A lawyer Harry Bacon in London and M&A and capital markets lawyer Jing Chen in Hong Kong will join Slaughter’s partnership in May 2019. Bacon joined Slaughters as a […]
German titan Noerr carried off the title European Law Firm of the Year last night at a sparkling ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House in an evening that shone the spotlight on emerging talent across the Continent. Noerr, which was the clear winner in the German category, carried off the European accolade after judges praised its […]
Funds partner Thiha Tun has left Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for Dechert’s City office, the latest in a number of lateral hires for the firm. Tun is a former Bingham McCutchen partner, and was previously at Herbert Smith Freehills where he made partner in 2005. When Bingham was on the cusp of its […]
HFW has promoted a record nine new partners across the firm, including six in London. The promotions are effective at the start of the fiscal year on 1 April. They are spread across six offices, spanning Europe, Asia, and America and five of the firm’s industry groups, including shipping, commodities, construction, energy and insurance. Six of […]
Clifford Chance has failed to defend a claim brought against its client by Lehman Brothers Finance (LBF), over the determination of losses linked to the collapse of the failed bank. This is the second time in a week that a magic circle firm has been on the losing side of a Lehman-related battle. Last week, […]