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The Lawyer Podcast: Election special

Labour won. Now what? As Keir Starmer walks into Downing Street, The Lawyer Podcast boils up a vat of coffee and brings you an election results show for lawyers. With special guests including former Clifford Chance partner and tax celebrity Dan Neidle, we discuss which lawyers are in and out of Parliament after a night […]

The Lawyer Podcast: Addleshaws and the myths of the mid-market

The doom of the middle market has long been foretold. As global mergers grab attention and smaller, boutique firms blossom, many question whether there is any role for mid-market practices in law’s future. But on Tuesday evening, Addleshaw Goddard marked a remarkable, decade-long turnaround as it was crowned Law Firm of the Year at The […]

The Lawyer Podcast: WANTED – A female leader

Law firms have long had a problem with gender equality. Partners and senior leaders are weighted heavily towards men, with an average of 2.35 male partner to every female partner in the UK Top 100 firms. However, that number has actually improved in the last five years – down from 2.83 – while the number […]

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The Lawyer Podcast: A&O Shearman’s five biggest challenges – and worst mistake

The wait is finally over. In just under a week, the transformational merger between Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling will go live. But while the deal is done, the job is only just beginning. On this episode of The Lawyer Podcast, editor Catrin Griffiths and litigation editor Christian Smith look at how the […]

The Lawyer Podcast: The SQE: Students deserve better than this

The new episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now! Grabbing the attention of aspiring solicitors and spectators alike, criticism of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination has torn through the media over the weeks following the most recent set of results. From City firms dropping training contracts from offer holders after failing on their first attempt, […]

The Lawyer Podcast: Scream if you wanna grow faster

Law firms leaders love saying they don’t want growth for growth’s sake, but the truth is, without any growth at all they soon find themselves floundering. So as the financial year draws to a close, litigation editor Christian Smith and deputy editor Rich Simmons are joined by head of insight Matt Byrne, Horizon editor Katy […]

The Lawyer Podcast: Who wants to be a millionaire associate?

The new episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now. Last week The Lawyer reported that claimant firm Pogust Goodhead could pay its newly qualified associates up to £2m (if it wins its cases), making them by far and away the highest paid in the country. Yet although Pogust Goodhead is offering more money than anyone else, […]

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The Lawyer Podcast: Everyone wants to be Simpson Thacher’s friend

The new episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now! London has become the biggest referral market in the world – and the Brits are nowhere. The rise of US firms in London’s private equity market – and the challenge that has presented to UK firms – has been well documented, particularly here at The […]