Where am I?  > Home  >  > Law firms


RBS sets aside an extra £780m in legal and conduct costs as banks put away reserves for forex probe

Royal Bank of Scotland set aside a total of £780m to cover legal and conduct costs last quarter, the latest bank to take pre-emptive action over ongoing investigations into market manipulation.

31 Oct 2014 | 16:08 | secure


inner image Dame Elizabeth Gloster to deliver keynote address at Legal Week's litigation and arbitration forum

The role of litigators and arbitrators in global dispute resolution will be addressed by the Rt Hon Lady Justice Gloster at Legal Week's annual Litigation and Arbitration forum.

31 Oct 2014 | 11:11

inner image Pinsent Masons and Nabarro voted top 10 undergraduate employers as study shows shorter placements on rise

Pinsent Masons and Nabarro have been voted among the top 10 undergraduate employers in the UK as new research shows that law firms offer some of the best experiences for students on internships or placements.

31 Oct 2014 | 09:36 | secure

content image

Herbert Smith Freehills gunning for inbound work in Asia as firm secures double partner hire from Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has said it wants to boost the profitability of its Asia corporate practice by targeting more inbound work from its European clients.

31 Oct 2014 | 09:10 | secure

content image

'I aim to make our partners feel uncomfortable' – CC's Sweeting outlines his second term strategy

Clifford Chance (CC) last week re-elected senior partner Malcolm Sweeting for a second four-year term starting in January 2015.

31 Oct 2014 | 00:23 | secure

content image

Freshfields secures role as SFO launches criminal investigation into Tesco accounts

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been drafted in by Tesco to advise on a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into accounting irregularities at the supermarket giant.

30 Oct 2014 | 16:37 | secure

content image

What law firm managers do next – the number of firm leaders returning to fee-earning roles is growing fast

Not too long ago, the career timeline of a law firm manager was fairly standard: qualify at firm, make partner, make practice/regional head, assume firmwide leadership position towards the latter stages of your legal career and retire from private pra...

30 Oct 2014 | 14:57 | secure

content image

Herbert Smith Freehills partner to spearhead City Disabilities charity

A Herbert Smith Freehills litigation partner has launched a charity for City professionals with disabilities.

30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 | secure

content image

Back on the front line – the partners swapping management for fee earning

When former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen was defeated in last year's chairman election by litigator Ben Tidswell, his most obvious next move in many people's minds would have been gracefully side-stepping into a role with a client.

30 Oct 2014 | 00:37 | secure

content image

Revenue v profitability growth – the impact of a changing market focus on law firms

In response to turbulent times, the legal market has shifted its focus to profitability as the primary measure of success

30 Oct 2014 | 00:31 | secure

content image

Clifford Chance tax partner opts for Bar career with fast-track pupillage

Clifford Chance's (CC) former head of VAT Etienne Wong has taken up a fast-track pupillage at Tax Chambers, 15 Old Square, in an unusual career move for a City law firm partner.

30 Oct 2014 | 00:22 | secure

content image

Former Halliwells partners win High Court case blocking liquidators from claiming drawings

Nine former Halliwells partners have won a High Court battle to prevent the failed firm's liquidators from claiming alleged overpaid drawings or tax from them.

29 Oct 2014 | 17:38 | secure

content image

Norton Rose Fulbright reappoints Peter Martyr for fifth term as CEO, names corporate head new UK chief

Norton Rose Fulbright has reappointed Peter Martyr as its global CEO for another three-year term, while global head of corporate Martin Scott has been named as the UK LLP’s new managing partner.

29 Oct 2014 | 16:35 | secure

content image

Baker & Mckenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright act on £1.35bn Battersea Power Station financing

Baker & Mckenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright scored the advisory mandates on a £1.35bn financing deal for London's iconic Battersea Power Station.

29 Oct 2014 | 12:07 | secure

content image

Taylor Wessing reappoints Adam Marks as senior partner in uncontested election

Taylor Wessing's senior partner Adam Marks has been re-elected for a second three year term in an uncontested election.

29 Oct 2014 | 10:32 | secure