The Legal 500 View: Promotion prospects – the firms with the biggest gains in the UK Legal 500

The Legal 500 View: Promotion prospects – the firms with the biggest gains in the UK Legal 500

Every firm thinks they deserve to move up the rankings – but which are making the strongest case? Ben Wheway crunches the numbers to find the firms who saw the biggest improvement in their rankings Of all the questions fielded by The Legal 500 editorial team, ‘what do we have to do to move up …

The Legal 500 View: The rise of US firms from barbarians at the gate to London’s top tiers

The Legal 500 View: The rise of US firms from barbarians at the gate to London’s top tiers

A ten-year analysis of Legal 500 data highlights the ever-growing status of top Global London firms in London, as Georgina Stanley and Ben Wheway explain The ten largest Global London firms have almost tripled their top-tier rankings in the UK Legal 500 over the last ten years, according to data analysis which highlights their increasing …

The Legal 500 View: The gender agenda: the rankings and firms making progress on diversity

The Legal 500 View: The gender agenda: the rankings and  firms making progress on diversity

Legal 500 editors Georgina Stanley and Ben Wheway take an in-depth look at gender diversity in the latest Legal 500 London rankings ‘Institutional male dominance is hard to shift – it isn’t enough to want to change; sometimes these things are structural,’ says Travers Smith disputes partner Caroline Edwards (pictured) of the difficulties women lawyers …

The Legal 500 View: Ranking the top firms in the new normal

The Legal 500 View: Ranking the top firms in the new normal

Legal 500 UK editor Georgina Stanley on the headline data and what’s new in this year’s guide With thousands of distinct rankings for both law firms and individual lawyers, The Legal 500 UK Solicitors Guide 2021 is now live on legal500.com, despite the global pandemic meaning the entire thing was researched and edited remotely.

Client service uncovered: The best-rated firms revealed

Client service uncovered: The best-rated firms revealed

The world’s largest law firms are continuing to get bigger. Last year the combined number of lawyers across the Global 100 rose to almost 150,000, with Dentons – the world’s largest by headcount – housing more than 10,000 globally. But while these international giants now cater to most commercial legal needs, in most corners of …

‘There are Formula 1 drivers and other drivers’ – who’s winning the race for London’s lev fin work?

‘There are Formula 1 drivers and other drivers’ – who’s winning the race for London’s lev fin work?

Georgina Stanley and Ben Wheway cast an eye over one of the City’s most contested practice lines ‘Leveraged finance is an industry that thinks in American,’ notes one former veteran of the Magic Circle, now with a US outfit, reflecting on the much-changed dynamics of Europe’s credit markets.