Sponsored briefing: ‘Fantastic boutique CM Murray dominates the market in the partnership space’

Sponsored briefing: ‘Fantastic boutique CM Murray dominates the market in the partnership space’

CM Murray is a leading specialist partnership and employment law firm based in London. The firm is ranked by the legal directories as Tier 1 for both of its practice areas, and enjoys a market-leading reputation for advising professional and financial services firms on sensitive and complex cross-border partnership and employment law issues.

The breadth and depth of the firm’s partnership practice encompasses the 360-degree life cycle of partnership businesses, offering both contentious and non-contentious partnership law advice. The firm’s non-contentious law firm expertise includes establishing law firm LLPs/partnerships and alternative business structures, drafting and reviewing LLP/partnership agreements, advising on partnership and governance structures, partner remuneration and contribution, LLP conversions and internal restructuring, international network structures (including Swiss Verein structures), and associations and law firm M&A. Continue reading “Sponsored briefing: ‘Fantastic boutique CM Murray dominates the market in the partnership space’”

Hogan Lovells partner leaves firm after watching pornography at work

Hogan Lovells partner leaves firm after watching pornography at work

A Hogan Lovells partner has agreed to leave the firm after being caught viewing pornographic images on a work computer.

The firm suspended the partner in November last year and launched an investigation after the partner in question was caught by a lawyer from a window in Irwin Mitchell’s offices, which are next to Hogan Lovells’ base on Holborn Viaduct. Continue reading “Hogan Lovells partner leaves firm after watching pornography at work”

The talent debate: The war rages on

The talent debate: The war rages on

James Tsolakis, NatWest: One of the great challenges setting this up with Alex is in the long period I have been a banker to the legal profession, the rate of change is faster than I have seen for a long time. The challenge was defining the discussion. It could have been IPOs, artificial intelligence, international expansion – any number of things. I am pleased we chose a subject that will ultimately touch all these other subjects driving change in the sector.

Alex Novarese, Legal Business: Kicking off, Sharon, what worries you about talent? Continue reading “The talent debate: The war rages on”

The future is female – women lawyers outnumber men in UK as the in-house boom continues

The future is female – women lawyers outnumber men in UK as the in-house boom continues

In a landmark for the legal industry that nevertheless raises some uncomfortable truths, the number of working female solicitors in England and Wales has exceeded men for the first time according to new figures.

Reflecting the decades-long influx of junior women to the profession, the total number of women lawyers in the world’s second largest legal market is now 50.1% of the UK’s 139,624 practising certificate (PC) holders, and 48% of the 93,155 solicitors in private practice. Continue reading “The future is female – women lawyers outnumber men in UK as the in-house boom continues”

#MeToo: Dentons launches investigation and puts partner on leave amid reports of sexual misconduct

#MeToo: Dentons launches investigation and puts partner on leave amid reports of sexual misconduct

With the recent #MeToo campaign shining a light on sexual harassment and misogyny across every industry, a Dentons partner has been put on leave of absence while the firm investigates reports of sexual misconduct made against him.

The firm confirmed one of 62 partners who joined Dentons from Maclay Murray & Spens after the firms merged in October last year ‘will not be attending the office while the investigation is ongoing’. Continue reading “#MeToo: Dentons launches investigation and puts partner on leave amid reports of sexual misconduct”

Legal profession lacks diversity in partnership despite changing demographic of profession

Legal profession lacks diversity in partnership despite changing demographic of profession

The number of female practice certificate (PC) holders increased yet again by 3% to 67,393 from 65,147 as at July 2016, yet number of female partners remained relatively stagnant increasing only by seven to 8,105, according to the latest Annual Statistics Report from the Law Society, a trend echoing last year’s report. 

Continue reading “Legal profession lacks diversity in partnership despite changing demographic of profession”