Since the first forays around 20 years ago, the track record of mergers between UK and US firms has been patchy at best. Has the time for an elite transatlantic combination now passed?
Keystone Law has established itself as the go-to ‘alternative’ law firm. What is the secret behind its appeal, and can it endure?
Billable hours and exposure to quality work only go so far in making a good lawyer; mentoring and face-to-face interactions are also vital. As law firms get to grips with the impact of hybrid working on junior lawyer development, LB discovers how they have been making up for a lack of the personal touch during lockdown
On the back of our GC Powerlist: UK 2021 report, we teamed up with Pinsent Masons to ask leading general counsel how law firms can improve their offering
In July, Legal Business visited Cloisters Chambers in Middle Temple for a day of intense cross-examination. It produced two clear lessons: that witness training is a no-brainer, and enjoying Star Wars can make you a sexist
From insolvency to crypto to ESG, an array of busy sectors are driving record growth at the world’s leading offshore law firms. Legal Business canvassed the top ten firms on how they are leading clients through choppy waters
Global forces mean Israel is in a radically different place to last year, but lawyers on the ground remain sanguine about a market that has come through tougher times before
The former Network Rail GC Dan Kayne talks about the existential problems with the legal sector that led him to become the founder of O Shaped
‘Iʼm quite direct – not in a Geoffrey Boycott way – but I think thatʼs the trait most people can recognise in me – I hope in a good way!’
Onward, Singapore: King & Spalding names new managing partner as Sidley backs laterals in the city state
The Legal 500 View: Why allegations of ‘woeful mismanagement’ and a ‘chronic lack of investment’ at the SFO aren’t stopping the white-collar lateral hiring carousel
A decade on from Dewey & LeBoeuf filing for bankruptcy, global law firm leaders give their reflections and views on the lessons learned from the firm’s demise. Could history repeat itself?