Social media influencers: Social circles
Amid Twitter’s demise and LinkedIn’s rise, who are lawyers turning to for reliable social media content? LB asked the market for their must-follows
Slaughters’ outgoing senior partner Cooke to follow fellow grandees in post-retirement pivot
Slaughter and May’s eminent senior partner Steve Cooke has become the latest law firm leader to embrace a change of direction post-retirement with the news that he is to join PR agency Brunswick Group.
‘A springboard for greater success’: Johnston elected as next Addleshaw managing partner
Addleshaw Goddard has announced that Andrew Johnston has been successful in securing the position of the firm’s managing partner through an uncontested election, serving a four-year term to start on 1 May 2024.
The Legal 500 View – The word from Manhattan
Legal Business in conversation with the corporate lawyers of New York, discussing the pandemic, recession, and the importance of cautious optimism
Greenberg expands finance team in the City with Weil hire
Greenberg Traurig announced today (27 November) that Luke Lado has joined the firm as a shareholder, bolstering its banking and finance practice in London.
The Ireland debate: Don’t fear the robots
Legal Business’ second Ireland Forum with Addleshaw Goddard gathered Dublin’s prominent in-house counsel to thrash out the opportunities and risks in embracing generative AI
The onslaught continues: Paul Weiss raids Kirkland again to hire City IP partner
Just when the market thought Paul Weiss had eased up on its hiring spree in the run-up to Christmas, the firm has hired John Patten, a partner in the London technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions practice of Kirkland & Ellis.
Government to address PACCAR ruling with amendment to Digital Markets Bill – but litigation funders argue it isn’t enough
An amendment filed to the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill last week will allow the use of damages-based agreements (DBAs) for opt-out collective proceedings heard in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, but only for litigation funders.
‘If Zoom is doing it, everybody probably needs to be’: Growing number of US law firms mandate four-days-in-office week
Lawyers adhering to a minimum of four days in the office a week policy is gaining traction among US firms, with Vinson & Elkins now joining the trend, while UK firms appear less inclined to follow suit just yet.
Revolving doors: Magic Circle firms lose partners in New York and London as US firms strengthen London teams
Last week was a busy one for lateral hires, with a mix of City, regional and international firms announcing their newly acquired partners.
Revolving Doors: Disputes hiring picks up pace as Global 100 players make key appointments
Allen & Overy has hired cyber security incident response partners, Ffion Flockhart, and Charlie Weston-Simons, with Flockhart taking on the role of global head of cybersecurity.
Life During Law: Sandra Paul
Kingsley Napley’s Sandra Paul on tackling racism, the age of criminal responsibility and AI
The In-House Lawyer Autumn 2023 edition covers commercial litigation, intellectual property and fintech issues in law.