Herbert Smith Freehills, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and Dentons are among the firms defending a class action that alleges customers were overcharged by five world-leading music brands. The action, which Pogust Goodhead has launched, comes after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that each company had directed sellers to price items at a minimum cost […]
Cadent Gas, which split from National Grid seven years ago, has updated its legal panel by reappointing five firms and adding on two more. The National Grid offshoot has given first-time places to Addleshaw Goddard and DWF. Both have been appointed onto the general services lot for Cadent, while Addleshaws has additionally won a spot […]
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has intervened into the 14 offices across England and Wales belonging to Axiom Ince, following the news that the firm is seeking an administrator. The SRA’s intervention will prohibit the firm from operating. The SRA will take possession of all documents and papers held by the firm and take possession […]
Tech-focused Bird & Bird has bolstered its client offering by creating a new role at the firm and hiring a legal tech expert from one of the Big Four to fill it. Hélder Santos joins his new firm from KPMG where he spent 18 months as the firm’s head of legal tech Solutions, having previously […]
Over 100 organisations have now cloned code shared online by Travers Smith that is intended to help businesses develop ChatGPT-style systems. When ChatGPT launched last November, Travers’ technology heads took a look at the product and decided – along with many other innovation professionals in law firms – that they were not comfortable with the […]
Get critical intelligence into the satisfaction amongst real estate lawyers at private practice law firms in the UK based on data collected from our Lawyer Sentiment survey Filter data on firm culture, satisfaction, sentiment and churn across a range of metrics including salary bands, seniority, age group, sex and location Get the churn score across […]
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Generative AI and its likely impact on the legal market has been one of the themes of 2023 but as we close in on Q4, at least we can all take solace in the fact that substantive structural change is years away. Right? Well, maybe. This year’s UK 200 report, available now on the City […]
The hire of a global energy and infrastructure duo from Latham & Watkins by Clifford Chance last week is symbolic of a strategic divergence emerging between the UK firm and its US City peer. Coming after Clifford Chance (CC) opened in Houston, the arrival of partners Craig Nethercott in London and Chirag Sanghrajka in Dubai […]
These are painful times for CMS corporate associates, who were informed three weeks ago that the firm would be carrying out layoffs and that up to 19 roles were at risk. The first take: CMS plays firmly in the City low-to-mid-market and has suffered from the dearth of deals, AIM floats and venture capital fundraising. […]
The lower down The Lawyer UK200 rankings your firm sits, the more difficult it is to grow. The revenue gap between the Top 10 firms and those outside the Top 50 was £1.14bn in 2022/23, but all that separates the firm ranked 50th (Browne Jacobson) and 100th (Payne Hicks Beach) is £66m in revenue. It […]
Today’s the day: will Allen & Overy (A&O) and Shearman & Sterling vote to merge, or have efforts by both firms’ management failed to convince the naysayers? Unlike the excitement of a day’s General Election, both sides are being very lawyerly about it and can ponder for two whole weeks. The vote closes on 13 […]
Axiom Ince, which bought troubled firms Ince and Plexus earlier this year, has asked the High Court to appoint administrators. Axiom Ince, previously known as Axiom DWFM, instructed Devonshires Solicitors partner Jim Varley to file a notice of intention to appoint an administrator today. It is understood that the firm had to cease trading as […]
Lawyers across Kirkland & Ellis are celebrating their promotion to partner, as the firm looks set to announce its annual round later on today. While the full list will be available later, a large group of London lawyers are expected to make the cut. Over the summer, the biggest story emerging from the firm was […]
Axiom Law, a flexible legal resources provider, has put a disclaimer on its website to warn customers it is not affiliated with beleaguered Axiom Ince. A pop-up box on its website reads: “With over 20 years of experience, and a client roster that includes over 60 per cent of F100 companies, Axiom is the global […]
Goodwin Procter has accelerated plans to offer a full-service contentious practice in the City, having appointed its first dedicated white-collar partner in London. Partner Mark Beardsworth joins from Cadwalader, where he has practised since 2019. Beardsworth joined Cadwalader at a time when it was undergoing its own hiring spree to grow the white-collar defence and […]
Pogust Goodhead, a disputes firm known for securing a settlement in the 2022 Volkswagen emissions group litigation, has agreed to a partnership deal with investment manager Gramercy. The corporate debt finance deal is thought to be the largest worldwide investment in a law firm to date. It is also the largest single investment to date […]
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