I knew better and that only makes this worse. Recently, I needed a lawyer to review an agreement. There was some vague language that made me anxious. So I called an old friend who recommended one of the partners at his big firm. The partner gave me good advice, spotted an issue I hadn't considered, re-drafted a couple clauses, and left me feeling reassured. The problem went away.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has laid out its timetable to overhaul rules for in-house lawyers in a response to the Legal Services Board's (LSB) consultation on whether current rules are too restrictive.
In the latest development of the government's ongoing push to reform the courts system, the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls, as head of civil justice, this week asked Lord Justice Briggs to carry out an 'urgent' review of the structure of the civil justice courts.
Following the recent blow of a nine-lawyer team walkout from Ashurst's US offices, the Anglo-Australian firm has hired former managing director at UBS Securities Eric Bothwell to boost the firm's New York-based collateralised loan obligation (CLO) practice.
Both Pinsent Masons and CMS Cameron McKenna have missed out on spots as nine firms were awarded places on the Scottish government's legal services framework which is open to public sector bodies across Scotland.