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Bryony Theaker, Clifford Chance

“You suddenly find yourself quite senior”: A Clifford Chance associate reflects on her time in-house

Tallying up two maternity leaves and an 11-month stint in-house, Clifford Chance project finance senior associate Bryony Theaker spent the best part of the pandemic out of private practice. While lawyers may once have associated progression with office visibility, the dial has shifted. Indeed, Theaker explains that she returned from her secondment at interconnector Greenlink […]

Jing Wei Luo: “Do the work and opportunity will find you.”

Many starting lawyers will come into the profession comforted by the promise of a stable, straight-forward career where the next steps are clearly laid ahead towards the golden ticket of partnership. But for KHP Ventures new head of legal and operations, Jing Wei Luo, his career has been spent moving back and forth between private […]


Becoming a partner at Linklaters

With revenue of £1.9bn and profit per equity partner sat at £1.8m, it is easy to see why partnership at Linklaters is considered to be a golden ticket. So what is the likelihood of you making partner at Linklaters? On average, it makes 14 partners in the UK each year, with the past two years […]

2023 was the year of the associate

Take care of your junior lawyers. That’s been the over-riding message of the past year, based on what you’ve been reading in 2023. We’ve just launched Partnerless, a new email specifically for associates. Sign up here for weekly career intelligence and market chatter. Whether it’s pay, job cuts or how associates are treated, readers of The Lawyer wanted […]