Latest Briefings

Workplace mentorship and why it builds great organisations

Starting an entirely new job usually requires you to learn from more experienced co-workers. Even if you’ve had training beforehand, there’s often a world of difference between preparing to do a job in theory, and actually carrying it out in practice.

Video: Keeping trade moving revisited

Last October our in-house lawyer training day sought to address the question of how can we keep trade moving? We looked at issues such as: the speed of change, Brexit, collaboration and the changing customer.

COVID-19: Where now for employment tribunals?

Recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal system and a move towards virtual hearings are intended to boost hearing capacity and access to justice. We consider the developments to the pre-existing approach and what this means for employers. Justice in slow motion?


Dominic Harvey

Norton Rose loses four partners in Middle East after “challenging” trading conditions

Norton Rose has lost four partners and made a new hire from Clifford Chance as part of a major reshuffle of its Middle East practice. Abu Dhabi-based projects partners Dominic Harvey and Jonathan Brufal are defecting to rival Vinson & Elkins, Dubai-based banking partner Anthony Pallett is leaving for Latham & Watkins and Dubai corporate […]

Emma Holt

Pannone sees profits fall after year of restructuring

Pannone’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) fell 9.5 per cent in the 2010-11 financial year with the firm blaming restructuring costs for the drop. Average PEP at the firm stood at £207,600 following the 9.5 per cent drop, down from £229,500 in 2009-10. During the same period turnover at the firm fell 4 per […]

Solid foundations

Crystal ball-gazer Eric Rosedale says the real estate sector is looking strong. The first half of 2011 has seen a robust recovery in real estate investment activity with much of the transaction volume concentrated in primary global financial centres, in both developed markets and the Bric (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries. Globally, property markets […]


Bakers holds City associate pay bands at 2010 levels

Baker & McKenzie has confirmed it is freezing pay for its London associates at last year’s levels, with trainee salaries recording the only rise in the City office. The firm’s decision to maintain its 2010 pay levels comes as it prepares to release its global financial results in a fortnight. It is understood that the […]


Up-market struggle

UK firms may still be piling into the traditional private client powerhouse of Switzerland, but the jurisdiction faces stiff competition from Asian upstart Singapore Switzerland and Singapore may be geographically and culturally far apart, but with six office launches this year by UK firms, the jurisdictions are the top two international hotspots for high-net-worth ­individuals. Switzerland, the […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more