US looks more important than lockstep for Freshfields

It’s been an agonising wait to hear whether they were in or out, coming along or going it alone – but even now some Bingham partners are yet to make their move.

Oh, and something major happened in Scotland too…before that though, spare a thought for Bingham London managing partner James Roome. It looked like Roome would take his entire office with him to Akin Gump but five partners are not joining him. To the phones, headhunters.

Scottish lawyers have been more concerned with goings on north of the border.

According to Tods Murray the legacy of the referendum will cast a long shadow and thoughts must now turn to devolution, while Maclay Murray & Spens asks whether London’s cultural and economic dominance can be rebalanced across the UK.

Meanwhile the Society of Conservative Lawyers is first off the blocks and has published a devolution plan for a “quasi-federal kingdom”.

If you’re sick of all the Scottish coverage though, make like a Quinn Emanuel lawyer and head to the beach. The firm has made permanent a scheme it launched in February encouraging world-weary associates to take $2,000 and work anywhere in the world for a week.

Loch Lomond, anyone?

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