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  • Linklaters divulges partner gender pay gap in improved results
    Linklaters is the second magic circle firm to report its most recent gender pay gap figures, containing statistics on ethnicity for the first time as well as improvements in its bonus pay. With regards to the gender pay gap. Linklaters’ entire UK workforce, including equity partners, are paid on average 61 per cent less than […]
    Gabriella Kane
  • NewLaw provider Elevate targets banking clients with latest acquisition
    Provider Elevate has purchased in-house consulting and tech company Yerra Solutions, the fourth acquisition to be made by the alternative legal services provider in under three months. The move allows Elevate to expand its offering for clients in the financial service sector. Founded in Basel, Switzerland, around the same time Elevate was first launched, Yerra Solutions […]
    Cristiano Dalla Bona
  • Slaughters posts retention results for spring 2019
    Slaughter and May has recorded its retention for spring 2019, keeping on 34 out of 35 qualifiers, or 97 per cent. In a statement, the firm said: “Our overall retention rate remains in line with previous years and we would like to congratulate all of our newly qualified associates.” It is the second firm to […]
    Richard Simmons
  • Bakers debuts global compliance tool in bid to counter industry confusion
    Baker McKenzie is rolling out a compliance benchmarking tool to help clients improve their response to sharper regulation worldwide, as new research shows negligence in the attitude of the world’s biggest companies. Launched one year ago as a UK-focused product, Connected Compliance was originally born out of a survey of more than 500 British multinational companies. […]
    Cristiano Dalla Bona
  • UK law firms plot structural revamp of Euro offices in no-deal Brexit prep
    One of the key issues facing the leadership teams of UK law firms is the English LLP status in the 27 member states of the EU post-Brexit. The post UK law firms plot structural revamp of Euro offices in no-deal Brexit prep appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs.
    Yun Kriegler
  • Dorsey launches City corporate trust team with BCLP hires
    Dorsey & Whitney is strengthening its London finance and restructuring team with the hire of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) corporate trusts specialist Helena Nathanson and senior associate Paul Regan, both of whom have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s finance and restructuring group. Nathanson in particular is well known in the market, […]
    Matt Byrne
  • The 60 second interview: Jenner & Block arbitration co-chair on the most common drafting errors
    Following his involvement as one of the 30+ speakers at our recent Managing Risk and Litigation conference, Jenner & Block’s co-chair of international arbitration Charlie Lightfoot talks to The Lawyer about amends to the UK’s Arbitration Act, the most common drafting error of arbitration clauses and trends emerging in international arbitration. Some commentators have suggested […]
    Denisa Luchian
  • EXCLUSIVE: In Court this Week: covenants, casinos and cars
    After a tumultuous week in British politics that saw Theresa May lose one, win one and gain not very much in the process, we cast our minds ahead to the upcoming cases shaping the nation. At 10.30 this morning, former figure skater and investment banker Mary-Caroline Tillman continues her intense battle with former employer recruitment […]
    Alex Taylor
  • Arthur Cox scouts Freshfields alumni for aviation practice
    Arthur Cox has taken on a double hire, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former global aviation head, to bolster its aviation team. Partners Rob Murphy and Laura Cunningham, two Freshfields alumni, have moved from London to join the Irish firm’s Dublin office. Murphy joins as co-chair of Arthur Cox’s aviation team, returning to private practice after a year as chief […]
    Gabriella Kane
  • The speed read: the A&O-Deloitte carousel, Brexit in court and a Weil reunion at Kirkland
    What a week for Allen & Overy. On Monday it emerged that its one-time managing partner contender Michael Castle is heading to Deloitte to lead its UK legal arm. It took the accountancy firm long enough to get their man: it is nigh on a year since The Lawyer reported it had kicked off its search. […]
    Richard Simmons