HFW has tasked a partner with the management of innovation projects alongside a new committee, as it seeks to foster technology developments from the highest ranks of its structure. The firm has made litigation lawyer Brian Perrott its new innovation partner, tasked with working with the similarly-named innovation committee to identify promising ideas and oversee […]
About 46 per cent of firms surveyed will replace their client relationship management systems in the next two years, The Lawyer Technology Report 2019 shows. By contrast, only 15 per cent of the pool of firms who took part to the survey have replaced these systems over the past year. Investments around infrastructure can reveal a […]
Firms lacking a full-time head of innovation are on track to be surpassed by the majority of those who have appointed one, The Lawyer Technology Report 2019 shows, as the role sweeps into the legal market designing new trajectory towards the partnership. The report, which was published yesterday, reveals that 47 per cent of respondents […]
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 […]