Top of the priority list for Pinsent Masons’ new managing partner, Laura Cameron, will be a plan to reinvigorate growth. Last year’s firmwide revenue rise of 14 per cent disguises a longer-term growth malaise that is eroding the UK partnership ranks. Pinsents is facing a competition squeeze from peers that are ramping up international growth […]
Trainee recruitment has come a long way from the days when Mishcon partner and Hot 100 2024 member Adam Rose got asked at interview if he “was the sort of chap who would train and then run off to Israel”. Thankfully, it is a long time since being the right sort of chap rather than […]
If evidence were required that legacy Lovells has not been wholly consumed after almost 14 years of marriage with its US partner Hogan & Hartson, then last week’s news of a significant investment into its Italian team is the place to look. In total, 23 lawyers left Orrick, led by finance partner and European head […]
Utilising debt to finance growth is an uneasy concept for the legal profession. The booming cash reserves of the last year have done little to assuage this; lawyers would prefer firms use that money to make investments rather than take it from a lender. Bucking the trend here is a Top 30 duo that has […]
Appetite for generative AI tools that manage menial, yet important, tasks has risen rapidly, with new data showing that adoption rates have doubled in the last six months. But it isn’t just private practice lawyers who are embracing the latest tech explosion, clients are too. There’s no denying that, while appetite is high, law still […]
Boodle Hatfield and Jenner & Block are the latest firms to have introduced new parental leave policies for their UK staff. The firms have updated former policies that provided new fathers with the standard two weeks’ paid leave while new mothers received 22 weeks’ paid leave at Jenner & Block and 15 weeks at Boodles. […]
Allen & Overy is once again boosting its ranks before its merger with Shearman & Sterling, hiring a new partner to its IP team from Bristows. Gemma Barrett is joining A&O after 17 years at Bristows, where she made partner at the end of 2017. Barrett handles cross-border patent litigation matters within Europe, India and […]
Private equity giant EQT is set to review its roster of external advisers this year in M&A, with changes expected in how the panel is structured. Swedish-headquartered EQT has a three-year long panel that comes to an end in mid-2024. The Lawyer has learnt that EQT is lining up to renegotiate its roster, with plans to reduce […]
Corporate partner Charles Severs has been elected DLA Piper’s next managing partner. Severs joined the firm in 2003 from Herbert Smith Freehills and has since taken on positions including head of corporate and managing director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. His appointment will be effective on 1 January 2025. Severs will take over […]
Litigation boutique PCB Byrne will pay for Mr Justice Pelling KC’s flights to Dubai and his accommodation for a week to hear witness statements in the £1bn battle brought by Russian political exile Alexander Gorbachev against former Russian senator Andrey Guriev. According to the latest judgment in the case, a joint application was made by […]
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