Online July 2015

Tomorrow’s law firm: You might not like what you find

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Feeling snug – and possibly smug – as a high-earning equity partner? Allow renowned New York-based legal market expert and Adam Smith, Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight. In one of the most-commented upon articles of the year so far, MacEwen provides a […]

KWM global chief puts focus on integration, not mergers

Three years after its first Sino-Australia merger and two years into the second merger with SJ Berwin in the UK, King & Wood Mallesons claims it is in no rush to make another deal, as the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller reveals to The Lawyer his focus is on integration. In addition to a 3 […]

Jonathon Manning

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 02 August 2015

With the August holiday season fast approaching many people will be looking forward to take some well-earned time away from work. However, employment tribunals and courts in the UK and Europe are considering a number of issues surrounding employee holiday entitlement and pay. Goodman Derrick considers three cases currently in the UK courts. Recent decisions […]

Walker Morris retains 13 newly qualified trainees

Walker Morris has retained 13 newly qualified solicitors this month as it plans for growth across the firm. The newly qualified solicitors will be taking up positions in the firm across a spread of all the main departments including: Finance, Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate and Regulatory. Over the last few years, Walker Morris has continued […]

Barnea & Co’s Noa Havdala to participate in an executive panel of the Olim Beyahad

Advocate Noa Havdala, a partner in Barnea & Co’s litigation department, will participate in an executive panel of the Olim Beyahad. The Olim Beyahad non-profit organisation is working to promote the full integration of the Ethiopian community in in all aspects of mainstream Israeli life, including employment, housing, education, and social spheres.  The panel will […]

The Lawyer front cover 27 July 2015

Top 10 stories: 24-31 July 2015

Our online analysis pieces were a hit with readers last week, as a look at moves to and from US firms topped the most-read stories list. In the wake of this year’s Top 30 International Firms in London report, a closer look at the moves within the US legal market in London proved popular as […]


BLM beats predictions as turnover breaks £100m

BLM has seen turnover increase 17 per cent from £89m to £104.1m for the 2014/15 financial year. Profit at the firm also increased by 16.5 per cent from £15.7m in 2013/14 (21 July 2014) to £18.3m last year. Average profit per equity partner rose 6.4 per cent from £249,000 to £265,000. The results exceed targets […]

S Chelvan of No5 Chambers interviewed about Calais migrants

No5 member S Chelvan was interviewed for German television broadcasting company ZDF yesterday regarding the Calais Migrants. Chelvan was specifically asked questions on how the migrants would be treated in the UK. Concentrating on the asylum procedures in the UK, he highlighted the UK’s international obligations to provide refuge to those who feared persecution.  Chelvan highlighted […]

Ian Bridge of No5 Chambers acts in Wheels Private Hire Ltd v The Commissioners For HMRC

In Wheels Private Hire Ltd v The Commissioners For Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, Ian Bridge, instructed by Mr Colin Woodward of Barringtons Chartered Accountants, succeeded in arguing against substantial VAT assessments on payments made by drivers for insurance on vehicles they hired to their drivers. The provision of insurance was optional – some drivers had their […]

KWM’s Fuller: “No more mergers for now, our focus is on integration”

With the international legal community still abounding with scepticism around the concept of King & Wood Mallesons, the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller finds part of his job is to deliver “proof of concept” both internally and externally. It was exactly two years ago when Stuart Fuller first met The Lawyer in the London […]

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