Oh Manchester, so much to answer for

In March pretty much the entire editorial team of The Lawyer spent a week in Manchester. We came away certain of several things. First things first: sorry Birmingham and sorry Leeds – Manchester is definitively UK Law’s second city.

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Co-operative Bank

Three firms line up on Co-op Bank’s £780m takeover

Addleshaw Goddard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Paul Hastings have all scored roles on the Co-operative Bank’s £780m sale to Coventry Building Society (CBS).  CBS made its cash offer to the banking company after months of exclusive talks between the two parties. As a result, Co-op will be expected to see a mass rebrand of its […]

Eco-friendly office

Skadden and McDermott battle for top spot in eco-showdown at 22 Bishopsgate

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and McDermott Will & Emery are among firms housed in 22 Bishopsgate that have begun a competition to see who is the most environmentally sustainable tenant in the building.  The initiative involves 22 Bishopsgate collecting data concerning heating and cooling, water filtration status, and light usage via the building’s […]

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The new wave of litigation boutiques

This report contains: an overview of the litigation boutiques that have opened in the past six years a deep dive into the challenges that litigation boutiques face profiles for all firms shortlisted for this year’s The Lawyer Awards litigation boutique firm of the year.

Litigation Tracker: Q1 2024 (Claims)

This dashboard: contains an overview of the claims at a selection of courts in the UK. allows you to compare activity at the courts in Q1 2024 against Q1 2023.

Building Ukraine back better

This report outlines: different roles being played by the international and regional CEE firms in cases related to Ukraine how firms approach the tricky subject of pricing matters relating to Ukraine

Litigation Tracker: Q1 2024 (Judgments)

This dashboard: contains an overview of the judgments at a selection of courts in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai during Q1 of 2024. allows you to compare activity at the courts in Q1 2024 against Q1 2023.

The judges of the Commercial Court

This report contains: an overview of the current Commercial Court judges and the duties they carry out individual profiles outlining each judge’s career path and an analysis of the cases they advocated on and heard

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