This is it: the entire magic circle has now published gender pay gap figures. And the firm with the largest gap between male and female pay: Linklaters, the firm at which male lawyers are paid almost 40 per cent more than their female counterparts.
In a case concerning allegations of dishonest assistance and deceit, a judge has ordered Stevens & Bolton to disclose the legal advice given by the firm to defendants after Withers demanded to see documents protected by privilege. Withers, which represents the claimant, successfully challenged the defendants’ right to withhold disclosure of documents in a judgment […]
Stephenson Harwood has pulled of its second lateral hire in a matter of weeks, this time bringing in an IP partner from Bird & Bird. The firm has hired partner Tim Harris, who spent over 13 years at its UK rival. The lawyer, who joined Bird & Bird as an associate in 2007 and became […]
Firms’ back to the office plans may have been dealt a blow this week, but City recruitment continued with aplomb for the likes of Goodwin, Skadden and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Back to the office? Think again. By now, you might be thoroughly happy with your home-working set-up and enjoying a life sans tube, train […]
Addleshaw Goddard has overhauled its process surrounding work allocation for disputes lawyers, taking the responsibility away from partners. Previously, work was allocated to managing associates by partners but this has now been passed onto legal directors to give the firm’s junior lawyers a spread of work. The firm trialled this system in Manchester in 2019 […]
Gunnercooke is set to open two new offices, including its first international one, as its revenue hit £31m in the financial year 2019/20. The Manchester firm, which for years has been running a flexible model, will open a new office in Berlin in October. In addition, it is looking to open a fourth UK office […]
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brought in another magic circle partner to its City M&A team, this time from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The US firm has lured over partner Bruce Embley from Freshfields’ London office. Embley, who co-heads the firm’s global M&A client group, has been a partner at Freshfields since 2005. London-based, […]