Disputes lawyers are back in fashion, yet being a litigator can hinder a lawyer’s partnership prospects. Corporate lawyers are more likely to switch firms than their litigator friends, and they are rewarded for that by being made up to partner at a much faster rate, analysis from The Lawyer Practice Analysis shows. The snapshot view […]
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 […]
We’ve just launched Partnerless, a new email specifically for associates. Sign up here for weekly career intelligence and market chatter. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has finalised its trainee retention figures following months of extended efforts to find additional spots to keep on more of its spring cohort. In the end, only 29 per cent – four of 14 […]
Everton Football Club’s landmark 10-point penalty has been reduced to six following a successful appeal by Pinsent Masons against the Linklaters-advised Premier League. Pinsents instructed One Essex Court’s Laurence Rabinowitz KC for the appeal with the team reducing an an independent commission decision in November to dock Everton 10 points for breaches of the League’s […]
Navigating cross-border disputes demands a meticulous understanding of legal complexities and a skillful use of technology. Join our panel of experts as they explore how technology creates and solves challenges in this context, having become a pivotal tool in cheapening access to justice and improving client experiences in international disputes, whether arbitration, litigation or […]
Linklaters’ global managing partner Paul Lewis has reiterated his firm’s desire to grow significantly in the US and hinted there is now no ceiling to the level it is prepared to pay for lateral hires. Lewis’s comments, which are likely to have recruitment consultants salivating on both sides of the Atlantic, appear in this month’s […]
Mastercard’s lawyers at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have claimed that the latest judgment in the long-running class action means 90 per cent of the case brought by class representative Walter Merricks “fails factually.” The interchange fee collective action, brought by Merricks on behalf of 45.5 million UK Mastercard customers, is the first class action to have […]
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