Howard Kennedy has become the latest UK law firm to fall victim to the credit crunch with the launch of a redundancy program threatening up to 50 jobs.
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The UK legal market is set for a radical shakeup with over 100 law firms expected to attempt a merger or acquisition in the next 12 months, experts predict.
The number of law students graduating with first or upper second class degrees has rocketed by over 100 per cent during the last 20 years, according to a new survey published this month.
A couple from Edinburgh is being threatened with a law suit by Baker & McKenzie over their son’s 11th birthday present. Gillian Ferguson and Richard Saville-Smith bought the narnia.mobi email domain name in 2006, so
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P. is set to announce its acquisition of an Atlanta-basedIn an expansion move, the Philadelphia law firm of
Gowlings has announced the opening of a new office in London, U.K. Gowlings (U.K.) LLP has been established to serve the Firm's existing energy, resource and infrastructure clients on a global basis. Andrew Gray, a
Law firms Cliffe Dekker and Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala announced plans yesterday to enter into a merger to rival their large competitors Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, and Webber Wentzel incorporating Mallinicks. The
Greenberg Traurig attorneys Cesar L. Alvarez, Patricia Menendez-Cambo and Rodney G. Moore have been recognized as three of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal. In its
Some of the UK’s largest City firms have released their trainee retention rates for the September 2008 intake, with the majority offering places to fewer than 90% of their trainees. Of the eight firms that have
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced the hiring of Harlene Katzman as Pro Bono Counsel, a newly created role at the firm. Ms. Katzman was previously Dean of the Center for Public Interest Law at Columbia Law
At the recent Corporate Law Association of New Zealand conference, a full ranking of 14 of New Zealand’s largest law firms provided a ‘performance list. Top billing for price and performance went to Russell McVeagh
The best corporate law firm in American is Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, according to a survey released today of 1,390 directors and 279 GCs of public companies by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz – the Austrian ally of top 20 City firm CMS Cameron McKenna – is set to merge with boutique Dallmann & Juranek. The two Vienna-based firms are set to tie up under the Reich-Rohrwig banner.
The U.S. legal service sector lost 1,100 jobs in May, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released Friday. Layoffs at large firms, along with tightening throughout the market generally, contributed to the
As one law firm leader put it, 2008 is a good time to look at current staffing issues, and that has resulted in a few firms shedding either staff or associates. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Paul Hastings, Holland &