Latham associates set for pay uplift after conversion switch

Latham & Watkins is to tweak the conversion rate for its London associates, leading to an increase in pay amid a war for talent. The Lawyer understands that the firm usually reviews its conversion rates in January, but has decided on a mid-year alteration – which coincides with the departure of a four-partner finance team […]

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Law Firm of the Year 2022: the nominees

Following on from the wider shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2022, we can reveal the eight firms nominated for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize. The winners of all categories will be announced on Tuesday 21 June at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Click here to view details of the event, including information […]

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How thinking like a lawyer can affect your mental health

We often hear the phrase ‘think like a lawyer’ but what does it really mean? Most would say it means paying attention to detail, skill at making an argument, a drive for perfection, an obsession for detail, analysing risk and all possible outcomes, preparing for the worst. All these skills make an excellent lawyer but […]

Clifford Chance’s former tax head is having the time of his life

Dan Neidle is enjoying his new role as a gadfly “All communications sent to me will be held in strict confidence and only disclosed with your explicit permission”, reads the legal notice on Dan Neidle’s website Tax Policy Associates (TPA). “Unless you are threatening to sue me for libel, in which case absolutely no duty […]