The Lawyer Magazine April 2020 SEE PREVIOUS ISSUES
The Lawyer Magazine April 2020 SEE PREVIOUS ISSUES
A HFW partner has been fined £2,000 after an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) into a drink driving charge. James Cashman, who is a partner in the firm’s London office, was under investigation by the regulator for a 2019 incident. In July last year, Cashman hit a stationary parked car and was arrested […]
A group of trainees and associates brimming with innovative tech ideas is being given the opportunity to take the reins, collaborate with partners and revolutionise how firms work
The risks to legal services posed by the spread of Covid 19 were highlighted last week when international law firm Baker McKenzie closed its London office after a staff member was thought to have been at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Many office-based lawyers have been able to work from home, but how will an impending pandemic affect the conduct of litigation?
Axiom Ince, which bought troubled firms Ince and Plexus earlier this year, has asked the High Court to appoint administrators. Axiom Ince, previously known as Axiom DWFM, instructed Devonshires Solicitors partner Jim Varley to file a notice of intention to appoint an administrator today. It is understood that the firm had to cease trading as […]
Lawyers across Kirkland & Ellis are celebrating their promotion to partner, as the firm looks set to announce its annual round later on today. While the full list will be available later, a large group of London lawyers are expected to make the cut. Over the summer, the biggest story emerging from the firm was […]
Axiom Law, a flexible legal resources provider, has put a disclaimer on its website to warn customers it is not affiliated with beleaguered Axiom Ince. A pop-up box on its website reads: “With over 20 years of experience, and a client roster that includes over 60 per cent of F100 companies, Axiom is the global […]
Goodwin Procter has accelerated plans to offer a full-service contentious practice in the City, having appointed its first dedicated white-collar partner in London. Partner Mark Beardsworth joins from Cadwalader, where he has practised since 2019. Beardsworth joined Cadwalader at a time when it was undergoing its own hiring spree to grow the white-collar defence and […]
Pogust Goodhead, a disputes firm known for securing a settlement in the 2022 Volkswagen emissions group litigation, has agreed to a partnership deal with investment manager Gramercy. The corporate debt finance deal is thought to be the largest worldwide investment in a law firm to date. It is also the largest single investment to date […]
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This report contains: The Lawyer’s The City 50 ranking 2023 analysis on partner capital contributions and how it compares with other key indicators such as profit five-year UK 200 data showing key trends in how firms are using their real estate data on firms’ current and likely future use of artificial intelligence
The Top 100 of The Lawyer‘s UK 200 rankings interactive, firm-specific profiles of the top 50 firms’ financial overview, business mix and operations the UK 200 thermometer showing the shape of the market
This report contains: ranking of the top 50 firms based on their global litigation revenue generated in the last financial year analysis of financials and headcount growth global trends in litigation over the past year
This report contains: a stratification of the 30 largest global law firms in Continental Europe based on partner headcount a look at what proportion of global partnerships are concentrated in Europe an analysis of firms’ presence in Europe’s five key financial centres
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These are painful times for CMS corporate associates, who were informed three weeks ago that the firm would be carrying out layoffs and that up to 19 roles were at risk. The first take: CMS plays firmly in the City low-to-mid-market and has suffered from the dearth of deals, AIM floats and venture capital fundraising. […]
The lower down The Lawyer UK200 rankings your firm sits, the more difficult it is to grow. The revenue gap between the Top 10 firms and those outside the Top 50 was £1.14bn in 2022/23, but all that separates the firm ranked 50th (Browne Jacobson) and 100th (Payne Hicks Beach) is £66m in revenue. It […]
Today’s the day: will Allen & Overy (A&O) and Shearman & Sterling vote to merge, or have efforts by both firms’ management failed to convince the naysayers? Unlike the excitement of a day’s General Election, both sides are being very lawyerly about it and can ponder for two whole weeks. The vote closes on 13 […]
On Halloween 2024, all that remained of SJ Berwin will end, as King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) retreat from the UK, Europe and the Middle East is finalised and its offices in those regions closed. The fate of its people in London, Brussels, Madrid, Milan, Frankfurt and Dubai will be sealed. And that will be […]
The latest mergers in Scotland will be followed by more soon enough
The UK’s 100 largest law firms generated revenue of £33.7bn between them in 2022/23, The Lawyer can reveal in its annual UK200 report, released today. The figure is up 7 per cent from £31.3bn in 2021/22, demonstrating the resilience the UK’s legal sector despite continued turbulence in the political and economic landscapes. Meanwhile, the Independents […]
Wilko’s general counsel is taking on a new role at Sofina Foods after the high street retailer fell into administration. After last ditch attempts to save Wilko failed, general counsel Robert Powell appealed on LinkedIn for staff support of his legal team. He is now joining Sofina Foods as its head of legal. Sofina Foods […]
Senior lawyers from Revolut’s panel firms will mentor in-housers at the fintech as part of a new professional development initiative. While Revolut has its own reverse mentoring scheme internally, the in-house team were keen to mirror this with external providers. They approached panel firms Osborne Clarke and Latham & Watkins with the idea of matching […]
The UK boss of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has been appointed to the position of global senior partner. Segun Osuntokun will take up the newly-created role from 1 January, supporting the firm’s sole CEO Steve Baumer. Osuntokun joined the firm in 2008 as a partner in the litigation and corporate risk practice, and was […]
The latest episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now! Proposed redundancies at CMS and Taylor Rose have raised associate anxieties across the market, with many wondering whether they could be the start of wider trouble. The Lawyer‘s editor Catrin Griffiths and litigation editor Christian Smith are joined by director of insight Matt Byrne and […]
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