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Tomlinson stresses limits of Clifford Chance investigation into RBS lending practices

A Clifford Chance (CC) investigation into lending practices at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been by criticised by the author of the report that instigated the probe.

23 Apr 2014 | 13:22 | secure

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Latham & Watkins hires Carlyle lawyer as a partner in London

The London office of Latham & Watkins has continued its lateral hiring spree with the appointment of funds lawyer Tom Alabaster fro...

23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 | secure

Clifford Chance promotes 21 partners, with London and Asia taking bulk

Clifford Chance has made up 21 lawyers to its global partnership, with the firm's London and Asia Pacific offices each taking a thi...

23 Apr 2014 | 11:06 | secure




The billion-dollar bash – how post-crisis investigation work is changing the way law firms advise banks

By any standards, $23bn is a lot of money. It's a bit more than the gross domestic product of Uganda, Cyprus or Estonia.

11 Apr 2014 | 00:22 | secure


All aboard – lawyers are still facing an uphill struggle to gain board positions

According to Oonagh Harpur, a non-executive director at HM Treasury Solicitors, the reason so few UK lawyers are found on boards goes back to the 1990s when most English law firms decided they didn't want to risk conflicts of interest by having partne...

11 Apr 2014 | 00:00 | secure


Getting the balance right – insurance clients discuss how to get more value from their advisers

Any analysis of the relationship between law firms and insurers inevitably involves pressure to get more for less.

11 Apr 2014 | 00:00 | secure


Investments and making use of national offices will help DWF grow brand in top 20

It is a challenge faced by law firms across the UK.

11 Apr 2014 | 00:00 | secure


The $23bn question – why banks' soaring legal spend is posing problems for law firms

When a single bank announces that it is setting aside more money to cover litigation costs than several countries' GDP, it is unlikely be alone in facing soaring legal spend.

11 Apr 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Top firms call on junior partners to up capital contributions as new HMRC rules go live

Leading firms including Hogan Lovells and Eversheds have joined the ranks of those asking salaried partners to increase their capital contributions in response to HM Revenue & Customs' (HMRC) crackdown on the taxation of limited liability partnerships...

10 Apr 2014 | 12:13 | secure


When challenge is not enough – can we improve on the way boardroom decisions are made?

As the economy shows signs of life and memories of the financial crisis of 2008 begin to fade, we ought to think back and ask, what have we learnt?

09 Apr 2014 | 17:15 | secure


Addleshaw Goddard promotes eight lawyers to partnership

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted eight of its lawyers to partnership, the same number as were made up last year.

28 Mar 2014 | 02:00


US firms advising on UK M&A deals – three-year overview

A three-year round-up of the top UK M&A transactions advised on by US firms, featuring mandates for Weil Gotshal & Manges, Linklaters and Davis Polk & Wardwell

28 Mar 2014 | 00:00 | secure


Taking stock – partner hiring is down but acquisitive US firms remain a scourge for UK rivals

"They take our work and our partners and now they want our associates" – is how one senior partner at a leading City firm recently described the continued efforts by US law firms to make their mark in the London legal market

27 Mar 2014 | 11:40 | secure

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