So demanding – are contract lawyers business delivering for clients?

So demanding – are contract lawyers business delivering for clients?

Contract lawyer businesses have hugely expanded in recent years with law firms increasingly entering the market. But are clients getting what they want? Inevitably, it was a late epiphany for law firms when it came to offering contract lawyer services. Having belatedly realised that their clients’ post-recession demands for reduced costs and flexible resourcing were …

Overview: Down in albion

Overview: Down in albion

Confidence is returning to the national UK economy, to the relief of clients and law firms alike. But, as our Regional Insight report shows, growth in legal services is still a relative term across local markets in continued flux. The outward indicators are generally strong. Based on economic forecasts in 2014 from the likes of …

Disputes overview: Martial Law

Disputes overview: Martial Law

The post-banking crisis boom in litigation has put disputes work back at the centre of global law. As the economy recovers, can it last? Six years on from the financial crash and at least four years since many of the City’s leading litigation departments began giving their transactional counterparts a run for their money, one …

Barclays cuts legal roster by 30% in global panel review

US firms find success as preferred advisers Barclays has turned to a raft of US firms, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Latham & Watkins, for its preferred legal advisers as its latest panel review sees the banking group cut its legal roster by around 30% and move to a streamlined two-tier system …