24 June 2013

DLA Piper appoints ​Michael Hornstein as a partner in its corporate and finance practice

Michael Hornstein has joined DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice as a partner in the Washington DC office. Hornstein focuses his practice on federal regulatory and transactional energy issues, with an emphasis on the electricity and renewable energy sectors. He provides counsel on energy-related enforcement and compliance issues that arise before the Federal Energy Regulatory […]

New York

Weil Gotshal lays off more than 150 in latest US cuts

Weil Gotshal & Manges is laying off more than 150 lawyers and staff from in one of the biggest cost-cutting exercises in years to hit an American law firm. Around 60 associates and 110 support staff, predominantly legal secretaries, are understood to have been informed earlier today (24 June) that they will be made redundant. […]

Lawyer 2B Summer 2013 digital edition

Lawyer 2B is the leading dedicated news-led magazine and website for aspiring lawyers, solicitors or barristers and is an ideal tool for boosting commercial awareness. Published four times a year Lawyer 2B contains everything you need to know about securing your first graduate job in law. In addition to all the latest legal news aimed […]

Cat Griffiths index

Witness the rise of the geek empire

One of our most-read stories on last week on TheLawyer.com was a defiantly geeky report on Addleshaw Goddard mapping 46 primary legal processes. It caused some debate on-line; some commenters railed that legal advice simply maintained that transitional services are ripe for systematisation. Reaction to these sorts of stories is often cynical; some commenters on […]

Phil Bartram

Private first class

Who are the top private equity lawyers rated by clients and lawyers, and what are the secrets of their mysterious art? The Lawyer can reveal all Private equity is well-known for being shrouded in secrecy, so when The Lawyer embarked on a major research project charting key trends in the sector we knew we would […]

Paul Moore

Raising the red flag

HBOS whistleblower Paul Moore welcomes new rules to protect his peers and tells The Lawyer that in-house counsel must drive corporate transparency First they swore at him, then they bullied him and finally they sacked him and tried to blacken his name. There is no love lost between Paul Moore, the famously dismissed risk analyst […]

Nicholas Cropp

Banksters can sleep easy again

Politicians must back calls to criminalise reckless bankers by resourcing regulators and prosecutors  Following every banking crisis over the past five years, there have been stern public pronouncements concerning the duties and responsibilities of bankers and the need for sweeping changes across the financial services industry.  The political response to the -Libor scandal is no […]

TL 240613 Notebook Graph

Mid-tier market about to shrink

A sea change in global economic power promises to shrink the mid-tier UK market They say everything is bigger in America. And for years, they’ve been right. However, changes in the world economic league table are causing a dramatic sea change in the global market. As economic power slips away from North America and Western […]

Washington DC

Washington becomes firms’ destination of choice

Elite UK firms receive cold shoulder in New York, but Washington DC is on the rise New York is a difficult beast to break. While US firms can often cherry-pick from the magic circle over in London. Partner moves over the past 12 months have included Clifford Chance structured finance partners Neil Hamilton and Matthew […]


Addleshaws’ process-mapping divides opinion

Addleshaw Goddard story reveals chasm between modernisers and conservatives  If proof were needed of the split between the old guard and the new Turks in the UK legal market, check out the comments on last week’s Addleshaw Goddard process-mapping story. “What a load of old rubbish,” said one. “Delivery of legal services is not rocket […]

Caroline Black

The Lawyer Management: Walker Morris

Caroline Black is head of marketing at Walker Morris. She previously held management roles in the marketing department of Biggart Baillie and the Design Council.  What are the key elements of your role? To provide strategic marketing support and guidance in all areas of marketing and business development activity, including areas such as public relations, […]

Chris Fisher

Redefining unfair dismissal

New rules seek to hone legislation covering whistleblowers and the rights of employees to hold political beliefs   The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) will introduce two employment law changes this week (25 June to be precise). The first, relating to whistle-blowers, is a restriction on current unfair dismissal protection; the second, relating to […]

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