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 […]
By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]
By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]
By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]
The UK government has published a raft of technical notices outlining the implications of a no deal Brexit on a range of sectors, should the UK leave the EU in March without an agreement. The technical notices highlight the practical effects that could result from a no deal Brexit. They span a range of issues […]
By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]
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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Weeks after the announcement of Nigel Boardman’s impending retirement next April, it can be revealed that another Slaughter and May stalwart is also due to hang up his boots this year. Corporate M&A partner William Underhill will bow of the firm this December after 28 years in the firm’s partnership. He joined the firm in […]
Baker McKenzie is set to open its third support centre in Florida as it kickstarts a business services overhaul. The service roles that will be based in Tampa, Florida, include legal services, finance, IT, knowledge management, operations, business development, marketing and communications, and talent. The new office is expected to employ 300 people and will […]
Nearly a year since it hired Freshfields’ David Higgins to bolster its corporate offering in London, Kirkland & Ellis is to bring in two Linklaters partners to spearhead its move into the Paris market.
Which law firms demand their lawyers work the most billable hours? Firms outside of the giants in the Top 100 are widely believed to have a better work-life balance than their larger cousins, but is there any data to support that assertion? Thanks to this year’s UK 200: The Independents, now there is. This year […]
Digital bank Monzo has brought in a new senior interim head of legal as it ramps up recruitment efforts to fill the role permanently. Andrew Macklin, a former Latham & Watkins corporate lawyer in London, was brought in over the summer after leaving the US firm last year. Macklin was a partner at Latham for […]
News Group Newspapers (NGN) has settled the latest of its phone-hacking cases on its first day in court, reinforcing the company’s preference to draw a line under the claims throughout this high-profile litigation. The decision to settle brings one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018 closer to a climax. Settlement fees for the dispute were thought […]