Top 10 Stories

Top 10 stories: 1-7 July 2016

A fortnight on from the EU referendum, Brexit continues to dominate the headlines with three related stories making it on to our top 10 this week.

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Top 10 stories: 10-16 June 2016

Ahead of the annual festival which is London Pride, this week The Lawyer kicked off a series of profiles of senior LGBT+ lawyers, asking them to share their experiences. The series has proved wildly popular with readers. Those featured so far include Gowling WLG partner Clare Fielding, Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Daisy Reeves, and Fieldfisher managing partner Michael Chissick.

Top 10 stories: 3-9 June 2016

This week’s most-read stories featured a number of our long analysis pieces, beginning with an in-depth look at Slaughter and May’s strategy and whether it still stacks up in today’s global legal market.

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Top 10 stories: 27 May-2 June 2016

In the week that retailer BHS finally folded, after administrators failed to find a buyer, our top story was the news that MPs had ordered Olswang to reveal details of the fees it was paid for working on the company’s sale in 2015.

Top 10 stories: 13-19 May 2016

Chancery judge Mr Justice Peter Smith has been involved in a number of controversies during the course of his career. At the moment, he stands accused of bias after a row over an article written by Blackstone Chambers’ Lord Pannick QC last year.

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Top 10 stories: 29 April-5 May 2016

Law firms’ market positioning is ever-important and the critical nature of branding was demonstrated by the popularity of our top story of this week. Eversheds came out on top of Acritas’s annual UK legal brand rankings, ahead of DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons, and our report on the research was the most-read of the last seven days.

Top 10 stories: 15-21 April 2016

  The results of Shell’s panel review have been eagerly-awaited around the world, and the headline news on this week was that the company had slashed the number of firms on its global roster to just six. The story was comfortably the most-read of the week, ahead of our in-depth cover feature looking at […]

Top 10 stories: 25-31 March 2016

In a varied week for news, the top story on last week was our new look at UK 200 metrics to determine which firms are the best-managed. The weighted metrics – looking at elements such as profit growth – put Slaughter and May at the top of the list based on a one-year time […]

Top 10 stories: 11-17 March 2016

A series of detailed analysis pieces looking at the major developments in the legal market dominated our top 10 stories list this week. Top of the list was a focus on Kirkland & Ellis’s London strategy, which has seen it hire a raft of big-hitting partners in recent years. But with the firm recently experiencing […]

Top 10 stories: 29 January – 4 February 2016

This week’s top 10 stories are a particularly diverse and international selection, with international mergers, relationships in the Middle East and our South East Asia Elite all featuring. Nevertheless the top story of the week was the news that RBS has launched an attack on litigation boutique Cooke Young & Keidan, which is acting for […]

Top 10 stories: 15-21 January 2016

Litigation was the theme of last week as we revealed our pick of the top 20 cases for 2016. With over £6bn estimated to be in dispute, barristers and their instructing solicitors will be kept busy throughout the next 12 months. In related stories, we also reported that Lewis Silkin is to appeal a […]

Top 10 stories: 8-14 January 2016

As has become the norm, the annual announcement of the lucky barristers – and a handful of solicitor-advocates – who have made silk topped our most-read stories list this week. In total 104 barristers and three solicitor-advocates were awarded the coveted kitemark this year, up from 93 in 2015. However the number of women appointed […]