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Legal Week launches survey to test the quality of law firm IT

Legal Week today launches an ambitious survey that sets out to help law firms improve the technology they provide to their fee earners.

11 Sep 2014 | 11:00


inner image Solicitors Regulation Authority appoints first non-solicitor to chair

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed non-solicitor Enid Rowlands as its chair from the start of next year, when incumbent Charles Plant's four year term comes to a close.

24 Jun 2014 | 17:12 | secure

inner image African legal awards launch with call for entries from continent’s leading law firms and legal departments

The second annual African Legal Awards launch today (5 June) with a call for the continent’s top law firms and legal departments to submit entries.

05 Jun 2014 | 13:31 | secure

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LinkedIn GC Erika Rottenberg to step down in August

LinkedIn GC Erika Rottenberg (pictured), who oversaw the company's initial public offering (IPO) in 2011, is stepping down in August after six years in the role.

07 Apr 2014 | 10:58 | secure

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KWM names Pollack as new disputes chief as management line-up takes shape

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin has named Craig Pollack as its new global litigation and disputes resolution chief. Pollack, who takes up the role with immediate effect, will lead the disputes group for Europe and the Middle East, while partner Alex ...

07 Jan 2014 | 10:44 | secure

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Field Fisher launches strategy review with focus on sectors and international expansion

Field Fisher Waterhouse has started a strategic review, as the firm's incoming management team sets about trying to refocus the business to ensure it is the right shape for the future. Managing partner Michael Chissick (pictured) and senior partne...

01 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Bakers appoints Rawlinson to succeed Senior in London MP role

Baker & McKenzie has appointed intellectual property partner Paul Rawlinson to succeed outgoing London managing partner Gary Senior from 1 July 2013.

22 Jan 2013 | 10:27 | secure

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K&L Gates chairman Kalis appointed for fifth consecutive term

Peter Kalis has been appointed for a fifth term as chairman and global managing partner of K&L Gates after a unanimous vote by the US firm's management committee. K&L Gates' management committee, comprising sixty voting members representing the firm's...

25 Sep 2012 | 14:52 | secure

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Ties that bind - the unsung success of restrictive covenants

"You know there’s a change in the mood when a firm as conservative as Freshfields gets around to shifting its policy. So recent news that the firm has doubled its partner notice period reflects a growing unease among City firms..."

15 Jun 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Pinsents revamps sector focus as McGrigors merger goes live

Pinsent Masons has overhauled its practice and industry sector group focus to tie in with its merger with Scots firm McGrigors, which went live earlier this week (1 May).

04 May 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Ex-senior partner trio team up for new venture to help partners land board roles

A trio of high-profile former law firm senior partners have teamed up to launch a new service intended to help partners find non-executive positions with charities. Former Simmons & Simmons senior partner Bill Knight has joined forces with ex-Allen & ...

27 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Linklaters leaders apologetic over controversial restructuring

Linklaters’ senior leadership team used the firm’s annual partnership meeting last weekend (20-21 April) to apologise for the way its controversial partner restructuring was handled and to confirm final details of the numbers affected.

27 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Slaughters drops twice-yearly associate pay review system

Slaughter and May is abandoning its longstanding biannual pay review system, with the firm’s associates now set to receive one pay rise a year instead of two. The move, which comes as Allen & Overy (A&O) this week kicked off the 2012 associate sa...

20 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Linklaters shakes up international board with eight members to be replaced

Linklaters is overhauling its international board, with eight of the 14 elected members on the oversight body set to be replaced. These include London partners David Ereira and Charlie Jacobs, who won seats to represent the finance and corporate de...

30 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Going global and a ‘one-firm approach’ – SJ Berwin's new head sets out his agenda

"Clearly the most essential part of the job is to listen to the partners. I will form a leadership team with Rob but we do not pretend to have a monopoly on wisdom" - Sofia Lind talks to new SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon...

23 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure