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6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.

Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).

ESG in the social housing sector

In this podcast, Debra Cooper, Banking & Finance partner at Shoosmiths, chats with Marcos Navarro, a Director and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead on the Housing Finance Team at NatWest, about their commitment to the social housing sector and why ESG is so important to them.

COVID-19 twelve months on in the workplace

This podcast reflects on and discusses some of the measures currently being considered by employers to keep their workplaces safe twelve months on from the start of the pandemic.


Cadwalader’s profit per partner drops by 15 per cent as revenue stalls at $481m

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft saw its gross revenue remain flat in 2014, with a minimal dip from $481.7 to $481.5m. The figure follows three years of consecutive revenue growth for the New York-based firm, which suffered particularly heavy losses during the economic downturn. The firm’s profits per partner dropped more substantially last year, by 15.3 […]


Linklaters corporate heavyweight Matthew Elliott quits for Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis has made its second London lateral hire in a month, picking up Linklaters corporate star Matthew Elliott. The move follows Kirkland’s reappointment of former London managing partner Jim Learner (6 January 2015).  Elliott has worked at Linklaters since 1998 when he joined the magic circle firm as a trainee solicitor. He has […]


Ashurst puts Asia focus on Japan with relocation of regional head

Ashurst has bolstered its Tokyo practice by moving two partners including its Asia head from Singapore to the Japanese capital. Asia managing partner Matthew Bubb and partner Dominic Gregory have both relocated in a move designed to strengthen the firm’s energy, infrastructure and finance practices in Japan. Energy and infrastructure finance specialist Bubb began his […]

Freshfields partner leads lawyers’ efforts to keep Britain in the EU

Earlier this week, a group of 110 lawyers, barristers and legal academics gathered in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office. The reason was somewhat unorthodox – a meeting of legal minds that are troubled about the possibility of Brexit, or British exit from the EU. The event, which was organised by Freshfields competition partner John Davies […]

Hong Kong

DLA Piper continues to bulk up in Asia with MoFo Hong Kong hire

DLA Piper has continued to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the addition of a Hong Kong corporate partner from US firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo). Melody He-Chen, who joined MoFo from legacy Herbert Smith in November 2011 (2 November 2011), has come on board two weeks after DLA Piper bolstererd its Singapore team with […]

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