The boardroom audit: DWF is banking on NED talent, but few other firms are
Which firms have NEDs on their boards? And who are the most junior UK-qualified partners on leadership teams? The Lawyer’s first boardroom audit displays key trends in gender diversity, seats of power and the role of business services professionals.
Ashurst managing partner Paul Jenkins has been reappointed to the role, a year before his first term in charge was due to come to an end. Jenkins became the firm’s first Australian-based managing partner in 2016, replacing former managing partner James Collis who stepped down from the role to return to the finance practice. As […]
Linklaters has reappointed Gideon Moore to a second term as the firm’s managing partner, extending his tenure until 2022. Moore, the firm’s former banking head, was first elected to the role at the end of 2015 to replace outgoing Simon Davies. The elections began after Davies announced he would stand down from the role a year […]
Dechert has appointed a new partner to its London management team, after the departure of Miriam Gonzalez and appointment of Camille Abousleiman to the Lebanese government. Corporate and private equity partner Chris Field is to join employment partner Jason Butwick and finance partner Gus Black on the committee, with Black taking up the helm as […]
The fortunes of the US firms in London dominated this week’s stories on The Lawyer, while our most comprehensive look at firm leadership revealed stark truths about diversity (or lack of it) in the industry. According to data collected from 38 of the world’s largest firms, just one had a 50:50 gender balance on its […]
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Recent years have seen a tremendous shift in almost all aspects of the UK legal services sector, but few have been more tangible than the transformation of senior marketing roles. What was once seen, somewhat disparagingly, as a ‘back office’ position is now taking its place shoulder to shoulder with the leading firms’ most senior rainmakers.
Law firms are finally waking up to the fact that marketing makes money. Not all, however, have quite yet cottoned on to precisely how. Most firms now recognise that as they and their clients grapple with the realities of digital transformation, the specialists leading this thinking are unlikely to be lawyers.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has made all of its paralegals in London redundant, after an analysis of work patterns and demand for their services. The US firm confirmed to The Lawyer that it will no longer recruit paralegals in London, having made three paralegals redundant. A spokesperson said: “We confirm that we have made […]
Osborne Clarke has made up eight new partners in the UK, including one who completed the process during her maternity leave and two that work on a part-time basis. The firm’s new cohort means Osborne Clarke now boasts a partnership of more than 260 for the first time in the firm’s history with a handful […]
US firms have extended their share of the London legal market, The Lawyer can reveal, with more than ever featuring in the exclusive ranking of the 50 largest US and UK-headquartered firms in the City. This is a rise of one firm on last year’s ranking, which was introduced for the first time in the […]