Clifford Chance partners were not voting for the status quo when they elected Matthew Layton. In fact his election to the top job demonstrated an appetite for a shakeup of the old ways rarely seen among magic circle partnerships or leadership contests.
Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton set the tone for his tenure within weeks of succeeding David Childs last May when he overhauled the firm’s constitution, scrapping leadership elections and installing a new executive management team. Less than a year later and the next phase of a grand plan to future-proof the firm is underway. […]
Clifford Chance has appointed its first global head of innovation and business change alongside a new chief operating officer (COO), both with specific remits to support an era of transformation under new managing partner Matthew Layton. Layton set the wheels of change in motion as soon as he took on the managing partner role in […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a graduate scheme focusing on legal operations, as law firms continue to rethink the way its services are delivered. The scheme stems out of the firm’s change and innovation program NRF Transform. It will initially offer two roles available from March 2019, followed by four other positions opening next September that […]
Baker McKenzie is developing an information governance project to help clients redesign the way they handle data in light of a tighter regulatory framework. The ongoing project, which started last April, is currently led by the firm’s London-based global ediscovery and data advisory managing director Bryant Isbell and Toronto IT partner Theo Ling. The duo […]
4 Pump Court silk Alexander Gunning QC has joined magic circle chambers One Essex Court in a key boost to the set’s arbitration group. Gunning was first called to the Bar in 1994, taking silk six years ago with a practice focused heavily on international arbitration, as well as commercial in the energy, insurance, construction […]
Associates at Slaughter and May are in line to pick up Christmas bonuses of up to 14 per cent and will also receive salary raises in the new year. Newly qualified (NQs) will receive an extra 8.25 per cent of their basic salary as a bonus, while 4.5 to 6.5 year PQEs will receive 14 per cent. […]
Riverview Law has made its first significant hire since being brought by EY four months ago, appointing a former Barclays general counsel to a new director role. Rob Dinning will be a director of legal function co-sourcing, a new unit within the business that helps global corporations change their operating model to achieve a combination of […]