Hogan Lovells is piloting a new model of reviewing associates, dropping formal annual reviews in favour of a programme of continuous feedback.
Hogan Lovells is piloting a new model of reviewing associates, dropping formal annual reviews in favour of a programme of continuous feedback. The new system, called Pathways, will assess performance in quick sessions with partners, as opposed to lengthy annual reviews.
Matthew Field meets Linklaters leadership as City giant outlines a much-changed agenda For observers familiar with the legacy of former Linklaters chief Tony Angel, the rhetoric coming out of Silk Street right now could not be more of a break from the past.
In response to a pair of competing takeover bids, Linklaters won the mandate to advise the target Bovis Homes, taking the role from regular adviser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. CMS Cameron McKenna advised prospective buyer Galliford Try, while Slaughter and May won a place acting for rival bidder Redrow.
City lawyers have long been prone to burnout. Are changing attitudes seeing law firms finally face up to the challenges of mental health and extreme stress? ‘I decided the sensible thing to do was walk across four lanes of French motorway traffic. Eventually I was accosted by a toll gate assistant asking: “What are you …
In a highly symbolic break from its 2000s incarnation, Linklaters is to phase out individual partner metrics and annual assessments to focus on broader measures of team and firm performance.
St Louis-based consumer goods group Post Holdings is set to take on UK brand Weetabix Food Company for $1.76bn after five years of Chinese ownership, with Baker McKenzie, Linklaters and Mills & Reeve all winning mandates on the deal.
Clyde & Co has trimmed back on its partner promotions, making up just nine compared to 16 last year and just one in the City. This year’s lighter round follows several years of increasing numbers for the firm, which made up 16 in 2016 and 13 the previous year.
National newspaper groups including the publishers of The Times, the Daily Mail and The Mirror, represented by RPC and Bates Wells Braithwaite, have lost an appeal against ‘no win no fee’ style pay outs in libel and privacy claims.
Sidley Austin has seen its London turnover boosted by 17% in 2016, hitting £75.2m for the firm’s last financial year, while other US shops paint a mixed picture in Legal Business’s Global London Report.