Diversity in all contexts should be enriching. So why does the legal profession appear to still walk on eggshells? Mindsets range from those who feel diversity has been adequately addressed, to those who believe it remains an untapped opportunity. I appreciate that diversity is a layered term that means different things to different people. For […]
Macky O’Sullivan, a senior associate at King & Spalding and recipient of the Rising Star – Professional Services Award at the Black British Business Awards 2019, discusses the importance of role models in helping inspire the next generation.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has promoted one lawyer in London for the third year in a row. The firm made up 15 lawyers worldwide, with the bulk being its US offices in New York, Houston, Palo Alto and Washington, although it also promoted three in its Hong Kong office, all effective on 1 January 2020. […]
DLA Piper has suffered another blow to its embattled restructuring practice, as a two-partner team defects to Boston-headquartered firm Brown Rudnick. Leeds-based corporate restructuing partner Richard Obank and insolvency partner Colin Ashford are set to enter the European global restructuring and finance group of Brown Rudnick. The Lawyer Hot 100 2019 member Obank has been a […]
Three firms have been dropped from National Grid’s latest legal panel after a six-month review process. Norton Rose Fulbright, Irwin Mitchell and BDB Pitmans have lost their places on the FTSE 100-listed company’s legal panel, which has been reduced from 12 firms to 10. Over 60 firms applied for a place. Womble Bond Dickinson is […]
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has raised the minimum pupillage award for the second time this year. Between 2011 to 2018 the minimum allowed pupillage award was £12,000. At that point the BSB stepped in to guaranteed the minimum living wage in future for pupils. The most recent minimum came into effect in September and […]
Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood are acting on the development of Bankside Yards, a £1.3bn mixed-use project situated on the south side of the Thames between the Tate Modern and Blackfriars Bridge. Head of UK real estate construction Marianne Toghill is acting for Clifford Chance’s longstanding client Native Land on the construction […]
If you’re an equity capital markets lawyer, then it’s not your year. Sure, you’re prepping away for a post-Brexit world (whenever that may be), but right now the fruits of your labours are largely going unnoticed. Things will change. 2019 is shaping up to be a slow year in terms of new listings on the […]