Here is how the legal world is responding.
After a virtual event last year, The Lawyer Awards returned last night for a long-awaited in-person event at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Hosted by comedian Jason Manford, 27 organisations and individuals won top prizes in their respective categories. Taking home the coveted Law firm of the year award was Eversheds Sutherland. And it was […]
Six weeks ago, I stood in the shower, watching the water drain at my feet, wondering what it would mean if being a lawyer wasn’t for me. A training contract is so often sold as the golden ticket, and somehow four years ago, I had managed to get my hands on it. A solid, covetable […]
Pinsent Masons has given the nod to 17 partners in its UK offices, with a further six making the cut across Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. The bulk of the UK promotions (10) are in London, with six in Scotland and one in Birmingham. The elevations have been made across the firm’s […]
Taylor Wessing is looking to develop a strategic alliance with Iberian firm ECIJA in a move that would greatly expand the former’s geographic offering to its tech and venture capital clients. The two parties were understood to have entered talks in late 2022. It is expected that a final decision will be reached by the […]
The Ince Group is selling off the business and assets of its Bristol-based claimant personal injury and clinical negligence practice. In an announcement to the London Stock Exchange, the group suggested that this sale is down to its strategy to dispose of non-core businesses and focus its insurance practice on corporate insurer clients in the […]
Shoosmiths is kicking off 2023 by appointing Rachel Reid as the firm’s chief operating officer (COO). Reid joins from DLA Piper, where she worked with the managing director of the Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, to drive growth and operational efficiency. She joined DLA in 2019, having previously held the role of COO […]
The senior partner at Macfarlanes has been reappointed for a second term. Sebastian Prichard Jones’ term has been renewed this year, with his next stint taking him up until 2026. He first took on the post in 2020, replacing longstanding leader Charles Martin, who had been in the role for four three-year terms since 2008. […]
The case that saw 100 investors sue tax silk Andrew Thornhill KC for his alleged professional negligence is set to return to court for a three-day appeal in March 2023. The investors sued the silk over advice he provided concerning three similar film finance tax schemes between 2002 and 2004, but the High Court dismissed the […]
This report contains: an overview of the legal market in Iberia The Lawyer’s new data interaction tool that allows users to drill down into financial and headcount metrics and compare firms an analysis of the future challenges and opportunities for firms in Iberia.
This report contains: an analysis of five issues that will give the legal market in the City pause for thought in 2023
This report contains: an analysis of five issues that will give the European Legal market pause for thought in 2023.
an analysis of five issues that will give the Disputes Legal market pause for thought in 2023.
This report contains: an analysis of four issues that will give the UK Legal market pause for thought in 2023
Make your next move with The Lawyer Careers. Search and apply for thousands of vacancies, or receive email alerts for new roles when they go live. Whether you're looking at private practice, in-house legal or an exciting business support role, you'll find your future here.
As the online reaction to The Lawyer Hot 100 shows, you can’t leave it up to your firm or chambers to blow your trumpet for you.
Team hires are already on the rise in 2023
The US firm’s international network offers a key point of differentiation, but what next for the likes of Tashkent, Astana and Cairo?
There are more jobs in this practice area than lawyers available
Some of the most enjoyable phonecalls our journalists make during the year are the ones telling people that they’re in The Lawyer’s Hot 100. The individuals can be rising stars making their mark, as well as established names who are at the top of their game. You can see the full list here. There’s a […]
Once considered one of America’s elite firms, Shearman has lost its air of exclusivity
A judge has been recused from a derivatives claim he was overseeing, following claims of apparent bias. His Honour Judge Gerald had heard the matter in June 2021 between former business executives Mr and Mrs Ryan, against the banking giant HSBC. The first instance case related to debts totalling £27m to £30m owed by the […]
Seven months after Clyde & Co merged with insurance firm BLM, integration plans are underway in Manchester as staff prep to switch offices. Two New Bailey is a 70,000 sq ft site based in Salford and was the former headquarters of BLM after the firm relocated all its staff back in August 2021. Before that, […]
Ex-magic circle partner Dan Neidle spent his early days away from Big Law investigating the tax affairs of Nadhim Zahawi. While the news has since gone mainstream, for Neidle, the story evolved into something much bigger. Here’s a recap of what happened.
Royal London has hired AXA’s UK group regulatory and compliance director as its new general counsel (GC). Julie Whitehead has made the move after 17 years with AXA, beginning her career at the insurance giant in 2005 as senior counsel. In total, Whitehead brings with her 25 years of financial services experience, having previously worked […]
Today, The Lawyer unveils its Hot 100 2023, celebrating the successes of those working within the industry over the past 12 months. Featuring the crème de la crème of the legal world, The Lawyer Hot 100 highlights this year’s dealmakers, the litigators who are riding high after trial glory and the most sought-after names in the world of competition, […]
Dentons’ UK real estate head is leaving the firm after five years to join DWF in a new leadership role. Deepa Deb joins DWF’s real estate team as its global head of development and investment, having spent five years with Dentons. She was promoted as Dentons UK real estate head in 2020 after the retirement […]
Access breaking news, comment and unrivalled data-rich analysis about the stories happening in the legal market by subscribing to The Lawyer today.
Registered in England and Wales with number 11491880
Registered office at Floor M, 10 York Road, London, SE1 7ND
The Lawyer has updated security and added new features that can’t run on this version of Internet Explorer in accordance with Microsoft’s end of life notice for Internet Explorer 11.
Our digital products are fully compatible with all modern internet browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and more. You will need to access The Lawyer in one of these.
If this message continues to display, please check your system settings and change your default browser or contact your IT team.
Clifford Chance adds new corporate lateral from White & Case – The Lawyer
Here is how the legal world is responding.