Practice management

Practice Management

A&O picks five new start-ups for tech incubator Fuse

Allen & Overy (A&O) is bringing in a second cohort of startups into its tech space Fuse, which launched in London last year. This will bring the number of tech startups in the Fuse space up to eight: five new companies are joining three of the companies from the first cohort in the space in […]

Work life balance

Comment: Flexible working isn’t just for women – inclusion in law firms is about age too

Gender, gender, gender: how firms retain female talent is a board-level discussion point. The born-again evangelism among managing partners isn’t feigned, I grant you, but it’s pretty one-note, as if the rhetoric of anxiety makes up for the distinct lack of solutions. To complicate matters further, other diversity issues are beginning to emerge. Just as […]

Picture of video still from Matt Byrne video of The Lawyer UK 200: Business Services 2017 report

Death of law firm hierarchies – findings from The Lawyer UK 200

In this short video The Lawyer deputy editor Matt Byrne suggests that the traditional pecking order in law firms is under attack from the rise of senior legal business services staff, whose contribution to performance is becoming ever more valuable. The Lawyer UK 200: Business Services report is a key resource for firms seeking to understand whether […]

Ropes’ management changes are a smart move for London

Last month, Ropes & Gray appointed its first London partner to its global committee. The appointment comes at a critical time in the firm’s City office, showing both a sense of confidence in the London cohort and need to keep them on side. But is it enough to stem the flow of departures?


Sidley Austin chair to step down after four years in charge

Sidley Austin executive committee chair Carter Phillips will step down in the New Year, The Lawyer can reveal.

Veteran US Supreme Court litigator Phillips, who took on the role from former chair Thomas Cole, will step down after four years at the helm of the firm.


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