The report names the five firms who stand out as ‘diversity champions’ and discusses what they are doing to promote diversity and inclusion and profiles 20 ‘diversity pioneers’, who are showing commitment to the diversity agenda. There are also thought-leadership pieces from people in legal education, law firm management, the Law Society and in-house. To […]
The European 100, now in its sixth year, ranks the largest 100 independent European firms by revenue and the 30 biggest international firms by their European headcount. We look at metrics such as leverage, female partnership proportion, and track the growth of the European 100 across the time period for which we have data. For […]
Overseas expansion and global alliances aside, this year’s China Elite report puts equal emphasis on the internal transformation and evolution some of the top-tier firms are currently undergoing. It will discuss how the leadership teams plan to improve firm governance, management and financial integration, which are of paramount importance for the next critical decade of […]
The Lawyer UK 200: The Top 100 is the primary analysis in this year’s six-report UK 200 series. It includes the ranking of the top 100-largest firms in the UK by revenue and a wealth of data and benchmarking metrics. This year’s report includes new and exclusive data charting the expansion of the UK’s largest […]
The UK 200: the Independents charts every single one of the 100 firms in the lower half of this year’s top 200, detailing the financial performance of each firm across the UK’s regional hotspots, tracking the firms on a range of key metrics and, where possible, highlighting the strategic moves they are making in an […]
Walker Morris’ Housing and Banking Litigation experts Karl Anders, Justin Coley and Sandip Singh explain the UK government’s consultation on introducing longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector, with a particular focus on potential impacts for lenders…
The results of a large-scale survey by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2017 indicated, among other things, that: 75% of UK adults had one or more consumer credit products or loans in the previous 12 months; 4.1 million people were “in difficulty” because they had already failed to pay domestic bills or meet credit […]
By Miles Trower London is, arguably, the most important global hub for financial services. As a result, the consequences of the Brexit vote, the ensuing uncertainty and the eventual transitional and regulatory framework applying to UK financial services and how it will continue to access overseas markets has been subject to huge speculation. Much of […]
By Russell Kelsall On 7 August 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation on the creation of a Global Financial Innovation consultation. With innovation in the global financial services market rapidly increasing, it is important for firms to consider the options for building, implementing and sharing experiences of digital solutions.
At the end of July, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (‘DPA’) published its first decision on retention periods applying the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’; DSB-D216.471/0001-DSB/2018). The decision is final. The DPA had to decide for which period a provider of telecommunications services (hereinafter: the ‘controller’) may (respectively must) retain so-called master data, required for […]
The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal has dismissed all of the allegations of misconduct against Leigh Day solicitors who were accused of pursuing false claims of torture and murder made by Iraqi civilians against British troops in Iraq.
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Kirkland & Ellis has won a first-time mandate from struggling DIY chain Homebase, which earlier today confirmed it was planning a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Homebase is the latest retailer to announce such a move and follows in the wake of similar CVAs entered into by New Look, Prezzo and Mothercare. A CVA can be used by […]
Royal Mail, advised by a team from Ashurst, has been unable to fend off a £50m fine from Ofcom, after an investigation into the business’s practices in 2014 found the delivery giant had “abused its dominant position in bulk mail delivery”. Three-partner firm Towerhouse advised Whistl, then known as TNT, which was trying to break into […]
Weil Gotshal & Manges and Slaughter and May have advised on the £1.2bn buyout of esure to Bain Capital in one of the largest insurance deals of the year so far. Slaughters led for esure, the owner of insurance brand Sheilas’ Wheels and former owner of price comparison website Gocompare.com. The deal team was led by corporate […]
Clifford Chance’s Perth managing partner has left the firm for Norton Rose Fulbright in the latest high-profile exit from the magic circle firm’s Australian office. Paul Lingard, a partner in Clifford Chance’s mining group, is moving over to Norton Rose Fulbright, alongside Herbert Smith Freehills executive counsel Miriam D’Souza. She too is joining Norton Rose’s corporate […]
Mishcon de Reya more than doubled the top line of its New York office over 2017/18, bucking a three-year trend of declining revenues in the firm’s sole office outside of London. Revenues dropped 64 per cent between 2014/15 and 2016/17 from a high of £6.7m to £2.4m. However, the firm’s fortunes reversed in the US in the […]
Over a year into its tripartite merger with Nabarro and Olswang, CMS is plotting further growth in its in-house technology business to cut down on time-intensive data tasks in its litigation department. Unit leader Chris Baldwin told The Lawyer it expects to grow its litigation technology unit, CMS Evidence, by nearly eight-fold in the next three […]