Pinsent Masons

Pinsents combines NewLaw arm into one profit-making group

Pinsent Masons is launching a new practice group that will embed the various strands of its NewLaw offering. The new division, dubbed professional services group, brings together the alternative offerings developed by the firm over the past few years. They include flexible resourcing and managed services business Vario, led by managing director Matthew Kay with […]

Paddy Power Betfair legal head takes new role after group restructure

Paddy Power Betfair’s former legal chief has been appointed to a new role following Flutter Entertainment’s integration of The Stars Group this year. Reg Ozcan has taken on the role of director of legal, UK & Ireland at Flutter, where he will oversee a combined legal team made up of the Paddy Power and Betfair […]

Reed Smith

Reed Smith rolls back salary cuts for lawyers

Compensation levels are returning to normal at Reed Smith, after the firm made salary cuts for lawyers and staff earlier on in the pandemic. The firm had already restored wage cuts for some areas of the business. In October it was decided that professional services staff earning more than $100,000 should receive 100 per cent […]

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The UK’s biggest legal market outside London is…

London is the undisputed heavyweight champion of UK law – but which is the country’s second city when it comes to the profession’s largest firms? For this year’s UK 200: The Top 100 2020 report, The Lawyer embarked on a massive data collection exercise. For the first time it has now charted the primary location […]

Black History Month: Osborne Clarke’s TK Spiff

Coming from a Nigerian background there a few avenues you are pushed down, and my mum thought being a lawyer was what I was good at. Sciences didn’t work for me; law made sense at age 16. I was born in Oxford but grew up in Aylesbury. I have been in London for six years […]