The Student View: Norton Rose Fulbright’s Jonathan Ball on forensics, IP and his route to law

The Student View: Norton Rose Fulbright’s Jonathan Ball on forensics, IP and his route to law

Jonathan Ball of Norton Rose Fulbright initially worked as a scientist before becoming a lawyer, and is now an Intellectual Property and Technology disputes partner. Here, Jonathan discusses his career and the nature of his work and offers some helpful tips for students and professionals from other careers who are interested in a career in law.

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‘The question is do law firms have the guts to change or just wait for their own giant killer’ – LB’s head talks future of law with Lex 100

‘The question is do law firms have the guts to change or just wait for their own giant killer’ – LB’s head talks future of law with Lex 100

Alex Novarese, editor-in-chief of Legal Business, sat down with Lex 100 recently to discuss the current state of the legal industry and its potential future for those considering a career in law.

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Careers counsel for aspiring lawyers: Roche’s Funke Abimbola

Careers counsel for aspiring lawyers: Roche’s Funke Abimbola

Roche UK managing counsel Funke Abimbola (pictured) has embraced diversity in both her widely varied in-house activity and in her equally challenging voluntary work. Recognised as a leading healthcare and life sciences lawyer, she received the 2012 Association of Women Solicitors’ in-house award and most recently saw her team shortlisted for the 2013 in-house team of the year distinctions at the Legal Business Awards and Halsbury Legal Awards. Continue reading “Careers counsel for aspiring lawyers: Roche’s Funke Abimbola”

The student view: Davis Polk’s Will Pearce talks deal lawyering at Wall Street’s finest

The student view: Davis Polk’s Will Pearce talks deal lawyering at Wall Street’s finest

London may have caught New York-based giant Davis Polk & Wardwell’s eye as early as 1973, but it’s only two years ago that the firm’s UK office launched an English law practice, following the January 2012 hire of former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate partner Simon Witty and tax partner Jonathan Cooklin. Continue reading “The student view: Davis Polk’s Will Pearce talks deal lawyering at Wall Street’s finest”