The magic circle has a secret weapon, and that is breadth. And the UK leaders’ multiple, richly-staffed practice areas are starting to give them a helpful differentiation within the global elite. Megawatt firms such as Kirkland & Ellis, Paul Weiss or Simpson Thacher primarily operate in the vertical of asset management and private capital, a […]
Staying relevant is an unrelenting pressure among the mid-tier firms. Sustained growth is the preferred method for easing that pressure; the method for achieving growth, however, varies. For an example of how that looks in practice, look at the rising revenues being produced by the West Country duo, Foot Anstey and Clarke Willmott. This pair […]
Over the past year, Allen & Overy (A&O) has been getting ship-shape in readiness to merge with Shearman. A tie-up with a US firm might mean disgruntlement in London, though indicative data from Atlas by Codex Edge shows that exits remained steady during this potentially disruptive time. Over 100 lawyers left A&O’s London office over […]
Disputes lawyers are back in fashion, yet being a litigator can hinder a lawyer’s partnership prospects. Corporate lawyers are more likely to switch firms than their litigator friends, and they are rewarded for that by being made up to partner at a much faster rate, analysis from The Lawyer Practice Analysis shows. The snapshot view […]
Top of the priority list for Pinsent Masons’ new managing partner, Laura Cameron, will be a plan to reinvigorate growth. Last year’s firmwide revenue rise of 14 per cent disguises a longer-term growth malaise that is eroding the UK partnership ranks. Pinsents is facing a competition squeeze from peers that are ramping up international growth […]
The president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, has today succeeded in the “tuna bonds” satellite litigation that sought to join the president as a defendant in the main case. The main trial in the mammoth Tuna Bonds litigation wrapped up in December. The case revolves around allegations that, in order to be awarded lucrative contracts in […]
The new episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now. Last week The Lawyer reported that claimant firm Pogust Goodhead could pay its newly qualified associates up to £2m (if it wins its cases), making them by far and away the highest paid in the country. Yet although Pogust Goodhead is offering more money than anyone else, […]
Payment platform Zilch has recruited its new general counsel from Revolut. Amy Sandys will assume her first general counsel role at Zilch, after working as head of legal, corporate, at the banking app company. The new general counsel will take over from Natalie Salunke, who left the business in January 2024. Salunke joined Zilch in […]
Pinsent Masons’ head of its London office is leaving after four years to join DLA Piper’s London corporate crime and investigations (CCI) team. Before joining Pinsents at the beginning of 2020, Sackey spent almost 13 years at HMRC in senior positions including deputy director of offshore, corporate, and wealthy investigations, and deputy director of criminal […]
Hogan Lovells, Clyde & Co and Clifford Chance have the most environmentally polluting websites among UK law firms, data provided to The Lawyer has found. According to data from Website Carbon and compiled by TBD Marketing, Hogan Lovells is at the bottom of the list with its website generating 1,728.52 kg of CO2 per year. […]
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