Hogan Lovells expands in Australia with four partner hires

News Article - 31/03/2016 : General, hogan lovells, new hires, The Lawyer

Hogan Lovells has hired four partners in Sydney, its first major expansion since launching in Australia...

South East Asia Elite report: UK firms win big in ASEAN market

News Article - 01/02/2016 : General, south east asia, The Lawyer, UK law firms

The Lawyer has today released the second edition of the South East Asia Elite report, which reveals firms with flexible business arrangements are the fastest growing in this promising but extremely competitive market.

The report...

Firms struggling with disability diversity as disclosure remains an issue

News Article - 23/11/2015 : disability, diversity, General, legal, The Lawyer

Disability remains the most under-represented diversity strand in the legal profession, with fewer than 1 per cent of lawyers at the largest firms reporting having a disability of any kind.

Research for The Lawyer’s...

"Brave" DLA Piper teams up with LOD for flexible resourcing venture

News Article - 12/11/2015 : dla piper, General, LOD, resourcing, The Lawyer

DLA Piper has announced it will offer its clients a flexible resourcing capability through a bespoke agreement with agile working provider LOD, with the majority of the resource drawn from DLA Piper alumni.

The agreement has...

Are female lawyers more ethical than the male?

News Article - 20/10/2015 : ethics, gender, General, The Lawyer

Article by Steven Vaughan, senior lecturer at the Law School, University of Birmingham

I recently spoke at the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) as part of a panel on women and cultural change in...

Ince & Co in play as it approaches Watson Farley for tie-up

News Article - 07/10/2015 : General, ince & co, The Lawyer, watson farley & williams

Insurance firm Ince & Co is discreetly sounding out firms for a possible tie-up, The Lawyer understands.

The firm, which has been hit by falling turnover and two redundancy consultations, is understood to have...

Mayer Brown to ally with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

News Article - 07/07/2015 : china, General, Jingtian & Gongcheng, mayer brown, The Lawyer

Mayer Brown is to enter into an association with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong, as the Chinese firm launches its first international office in the city.

The move is the latest manifestation of the...

Herbert Smith Freehills to close Abu Dhabi office

News Article - 18/06/2015 : Abu Dhabi, dubai, General, Herbert Smith Freehills, The Lawyer

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is closing its office in Abu Dhabi, with its five remaining lawyers relocating to Dubai within the next month. 

The move takes Dubai’s partner headcount up to eight, as Abu Dhabi’...

Nabarro to offer fixed fees for all litigation clients

News Article - 13/08/2014 : fixed fees, Legal News, Nabarro fixed fees, The Lawyer, UK law firms, Finance, Marketing & BD

Nabarro is launching a new regime of fixed-fee deals across its litigation practice which will see the firm shoulder risk for its clients. 

For the first time the firm will offer a single headline price for an entire...

The Lawyer management guide to KM

News Article - 17/06/2014 : knowledge management, report, The Lawyer, The Lawyer Management Guide, Knowledge Management

Want to know what the future looks like? Allow these market-leading KM experts to tell you all about robo-lawyers, the use of AI, and the on-going importance of the telephone directory.

On Monday 30 June The Lawyer Management Guide:...

Diversity fails to pay off at the top as US firms in London dominated by male partners

News Article - 01/04/2014 : diversity, General, hr, human resources, Legal News, The Lawyer, UK law firms, Human Resources

US firms in London continue to be dominated by men, with women representing just 17.6 per cent of UK partners across the top 30 international firms present in the City in 2013. 

The percentage shows a slight movement on the figure...

The legal aid battle at Chancery Lane

News Article - 08/01/2014 : Anonymous ballot, Chancery Lane, Des Hudson, Electoral Reform Society, James Parry, law firms, lawyers, Legal News, Nick Fluck, Parry Welch Lacey Solicitors, Special general meeting, The Law Society, The Lawyer, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

Law Society bosses feel the heat as profession demands more action against cuts

Solicitors normally treat their professional body with utter ambivalence. So when some 500 of them...

Auditors under the spotlight

News Article - 28/11/2013 : Auditors, manches, The Lawyer, UK 200, UK legal market, Finance, Risk & Compliance

With the recent demise of Manches, we examine the auditors and the complex task of determining a firm’s health.

Who audits the UK 200? For the first time The Lawyer has answered that question, offering a glimpse into...

Top City firm fights off cyber attack

News Article - 28/10/2013 : cyber attacks, General, Hackers, The Lawyer, Practice Management

A leading City law firm has fought off sophisticated cyber attacks within the last fortnight, specialists revealed – ramping up fears that hackers view legal practices as a soft underbelly route to stealing sensitive client...

Nationwide GC Liz Kelly quits weeks after panel review kicks off

News Article - 25/10/2013 : GC Liz Kelly, Nationwide, Nationwide building society, panel review, The Lawyer, Finance, Human Resources

Nationwide Building Society general counsel Liz Kelly is leaving the building society to spend more time with her family just weeks after Nationwide launched its delayed general panel review.

A spokesperson said Kelly, who was appointed...