Revealed: The Hot 100 2023

Today, The Lawyer unveils its Hot 100 2023, celebrating the successes of those working within the industry over the past 12 months. Featuring the crème de la crème of the legal world, The Lawyer Hot 100 highlights this year’s dealmakers, the litigators who are riding high after trial glory and the most sought-after names in the world of competition, […]


Independent firms under pressure: HMRC issues winding-up petition against Fletcher Day 

HM Revenue and Customs has issued a winding-up petition against Fletcher Day, The Lawyer has learnt. The Lawyer understands that administrators for the firm have not yet been appointed. Fletcher Day’s website is currently unavailable and is only described “currently under maintenance”. The London-based commercial and family practice is the latest small firm to have either […]

Elizabeth Rimmer

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 […]