Q&A: Reed Smith’s new global arbitration head on the transition from a Miami litigation boutique to an international firm

Q&A: Reed Smith’s new global arbitration head on the transition from a Miami litigation boutique to an international firm

Reed Smith‘s new head of international arbitration following the firm’s recent Miami merger with Astigarraga Davis, José Astigarraga (pictured), discusses his plans at Reed Smith and the future of international arbitration with Georgiana Tudor. Continue reading “Q&A: Reed Smith’s new global arbitration head on the transition from a Miami litigation boutique to an international firm”

Q&A: Signature Litigation’s Graham Huntley on potential mergers and the need for litigators to behave

Q&A: Signature Litigation’s Graham Huntley on potential mergers and the need for litigators to behave

In the middle of a monumental class action against RBS representing around 25,000 claimants, Signature Litigation founding partner Graham Huntley talks to Tom Baker about the firm’s co-operative structure, the market and the pressures facing commercial litigators in 2017. Continue reading “Q&A: Signature Litigation’s Graham Huntley on potential mergers and the need for litigators to behave”

Q&A: Latham’s Sophie Lamb on life in chambers, practice and the danger of post-Brexit immigration policy

Q&A: Latham’s Sophie Lamb on life in chambers, practice and the danger of post-Brexit immigration policy

Latham & Watkins’ global co-head of international arbitration Sophie Lamb (pictured) discusses Lord Goldsmith, Latham and the impact of Brexit with Georgiana Tudor. Continue reading “Q&A: Latham’s Sophie Lamb on life in chambers, practice and the danger of post-Brexit immigration policy”

Q&A: Cooley’s Justin Stock talks launching in London and his ambition to match US success

Q&A: Cooley’s Justin Stock talks launching in London and his ambition to match US success

Two years after Cooley‘s launch in the City with a dramatic flurry of hires, the office has hit turnover of $47m and grown rapidly. Matthew Field talks to Cooley London managing partner Justin Stock about the firm’s next move. Continue reading “Q&A: Cooley’s Justin Stock talks launching in London and his ambition to match US success”

Q&A: RPC’s new managing partner talks strategy, international expansion and tech

Q&A: RPC’s new managing partner talks strategy, international expansion and tech

With long-term managing partner Jonathan Watmough stepping down in December last year, insurance head James Miller has taken over the reins at RPC. Legal Business caught up with him to discuss the priorities for the new leader.

What is your immediate strategy for RPC?

So far it has been business as usual. I’m very lucky to come in on the back of 11.5% turnover growth over five years. Insurance has been one of our core strengths and we will continue to invest there, but my focus now is on the whole firm. Really we try to invest in people: if we felt we were under strength we would hire, but I am quite happy with our strategic balance.

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Q&A: Baker McKenzie managing partner Chadwick on leadership, the Big Four and law firm consolidation

Q&A: Baker McKenzie managing partner Chadwick on leadership, the Big Four and law firm consolidation

Having taken on the top London role from popular global chair Paul Rawlinson, Baker & McKenzie London managing partner Alex Chadwick (pictured) talks to Matthew Field on the challenges of leadership.

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Q&A: Jolyon Maugham QC on the first victory for Brexit’s legal challenge

Q&A: Jolyon Maugham QC on the first victory for Brexit’s legal challenge

Devereaux Chambers Jolyon Maugham QC – who organised a crowdfunded movement to challenge the government’s triggering of article 50 without an act of parliament – speaks to Legal Business in the wake of last week’s High Court victory for remain supporters.

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Q&A: Julia Chain – RPC Perform’s director on the future of the GC, phone warrants and parties with Richard Branson

Q&A: Julia Chain – RPC Perform’s director on the future of the GC, phone warrants and parties with Richard Branson

Julia Chain (pictured) talks to Matthew Field on her in-house career, setting up RPC’s general counsel (GC) consulting practice and dealing with Richard Branson.

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