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The judges decide: crunch time as the British Legal Awards panel meets to choose this year’s winners

In this video, the judging panel meets to choose the winners of the British Legal Awards and members of the panel give their verdict on the day’s proceedings and their tips on how to put together a compelling submission.

22 Nov 2014 | 18:33 | screening image


Stars at the Bar 2014 – profiling this year's most promising junior barristers

More than ever, today's younger barristers recognise that a place in chambers – a traditionally independent and self-employed gig – is part of an increasingly interdependent and demanding world.

21 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure


Becoming future-proof – the enormous task facing today's in-house lawyers

In a 2010 paper, former General Electric general counsel Ben Heineman laid out a vision in which the "ideal of the modern general counsel… is an acute lawyer, a wise counsellor and company leader" and that the essence of filling this role "is to mov...

19 Nov 2014 | 01:01 | secure


Global top 50: the battle for 'elite' status

Driven by international mergers, the world's 50 largest law firms by revenue saw turnover climb by an average of 7.4% last year to reach a combined total of $63.5bn (£40bn).

14 Nov 2014 | 00:23 | secure


What clients want - in-house lawyers may be demanding more, but law firms are delivering

Ask any partner in a commercial law firm and you'll get a consistent answer.

14 Nov 2014 | 00:21 | secure


Demand for fixed fees soars as cost-conscious clients continue to seek more for less from firms

Law firms' clients are increasingly rejecting the chargeable hours model and instead demanding fixed pricing for work, according to a new report by Legal Week's research arm, which canvassed the opinions of more than 1,400 in-house respondents.

13 Nov 2014 | 10:46 | secure


'A transatlantic transformation' – why elite US firms have been so successful in London

Shrewd moves by top US outfits both before and after the financial crisis enabled them to crack the London legal market

12 Nov 2014 | 00:25 | secure


Dealmaker: King & Spalding's Garry Pegg

The King & Spalding London managing partner on being a fan of the third Godfather film, sharing Arsene Wenger's management style and his weakness for white t-shirts

11 Nov 2014 | 15:55 | secure


Bingham to Akin Gump: James Roome talks through the biggest team move of 2014

Even before Bingham cancelled this month's partner retreat to Arizona, the firm had to pull some 25 invites. The reason: the near-wholesale exit of the firm's London and Frankfurt offices.

10 Nov 2014 | 16:45 | secure


Making a difference – why firms should fully commit to the solicitor apprenticeship scheme

There's still plenty of work left to do when it comes to diversity in the legal profession, says Georgina Stanley

07 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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