TL 2 February 2015

Cat Griffiths index

Winning the Gen Y recruiting game

Talk to anyone over 35 about Generation Y and the complaints are predictable. They’re not interested in grunt work; they want the top job from the moment they join; they can’t live without their phones; they have a short attention span. Of course, such moans are born partly of exasperation and partly of envy. This […]

David Morley

Nothing is mightier than the rule of law

The rule of law goes further than ensuring justice and guarding liberty: it is a social and economic transformer. When China’s president, Xi Jinxing, recently spoke of wanting courts to help “lock power in a cage”, he hit upon a useful metaphor to describe the rule of law. His target? “An obsolete, ‘above-the-law’ privilege mentality […]

Simon Hobday

Moves: 2 February 2015

Move of the week Osborne Clarke has recruited Simon Hobday to boost its energy and utilities practice in London. He joins from Pinsent Masons, where he was also a partner. Hobday advises commercial companies, governments, regulators and energy and utility companies on projects and regulatory and commercial matters. UK London Hamlins has hired media lawyer Andrew Stephenson […]


The Lawyer European Awards – Italy’s contenders

It’s been a difficult few years for many Italian firms, but as this year’s shortlist for The Lawyer European awards demonstrates, they’ve risen to the challenge Italy is one of the most over-lawyered countries in the world. According to the most up-to-date statistics from the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), there […]

UK map

Outsourcing – Out and about

More firms than ever are choosing to outsource work out of London to save costs. Outsourcing companies, however, still have a part to play. Moving staff to regional UK cities such as Glasgow, Belfast and Manchester, where costs are cheap, resources are abundant and travel services are improving, is an increasingly attractive prospect for firms […]

Gen Y

Recruiting Generation Y

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success. Would your rather be pilloried or praised? Respected or ridiculed? Because those are the only two options – apart from being ignored altogether which, […]


The in-house interview: Competition and Markets Authority GC Sarah Cardell

Taking on big banks and energy giants means the new competition watchdog needs a strong legal team, and GC Sarah Cardell is the one designing it. The newly formed Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) general counsel Sarah Cardell has had the privileged role of designing its legal structure from scratch. On taking up the role […]

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