National law firm Mills & Reeve and Spanish law firm Laffer Abogados have advised Argentinian international footballer Angel Di Maria on his transfer to Manchester United from Real Madrid for £59.7m – a British record.
The top jobs in the legal sector are still dominated by private schools, with ‘patchy evidence of Law, Medicine and Accountancy attempting to widen their search for talent’, according to a report published today by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission.
I finally got round to reading this report from John Maule on the Legal Services Board research pages. It sells itself a little short with the title: Helping Legal Services Consumers Make Better Decisions: Methods to Identify and Respond to Legal Problems, because it also looks at professional decision making and strategic decision making. There's an interesting section on what might make law firms bad at strategic and management decision making.