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How pro bono is making me a better lawyer

There are many opportunities to get involved with pro bono and several reasons why it is a good idea to do so. Verity discusses the pro bono opportunities she has been involved in and how they have strengthened her ability as a trainee solicitor.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Welcome to the August edition of Schoenherr’s to the point: technology & digitalisation newsletter! We are excited to present a selection of legal developments in the area of technology & digitalisation in the wider CEE region.

GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.


GE completes UK panel review

General Electric (GE) Commercial Finance has completed its on-line auction in a bid to rationalise the company’s legal roster and slash its legal spend. GE Commercial Finance, the division formerly known as GE Capital, launched the bidding process to select firms in the UK, last Spring after the conglomerate completed a similar process in the […]

No5 Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £22m Heads of chambers: Gareth Evans QC Total tenants (silks): 160(13) Door tenants: 4 Chambers contributions: 15 per cent up to £200,000; 10 per cent between £200,000 to £300,000; 2 per cent over £300,000; no rent on earnings over £750,000 Revenue per barrister: £163,000 Top cases last year: Coates v Jaguar plc; The Bloody […]

Charles Russell – UK 100

Turnover: £44.6m Profit per equity partner: £265,000 Equity spread: £145,000-£285,000 Net profit: £13.2m Profit margin: 30 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £90,000-£120,000 Revenue per lawyer: £241,000 Revenue per partner: £572,000 Revenue per equity partner: £970,000 Cost per lawyer: £170,000 Profit per lawyer: £71,000 No of partners: 78 No of equity partners: 46 No of female […]

Ius Laboris starts referral relationship with EEF

The Ius Laboris alliance is joining forces with manufacturers’ organisation EEF to provide overseas labour law advice. EEF members come from the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors. It provides business services, including employment law and HR advice, for member companies. The agreement means EEF will refer overseas employment law advice to ius laboris to be […]

Richards Butler in US merger bid with NY’s Proskauer Rose

Merger could create £300m-turnover international powerhouse as Proskauer seeks to add London to NY, Paris offerings Richards Butler has entered merger talks with New York firm Proskauer Rose after several years of looking for a US tie-up. The City firm has made transatlantic capability a strategic priority as part of its repositioning as a disputes […]

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