Legal news

Firms sticking to billable hours

Firms sticking to billable hours

Law firm websites talk up alternative fees but reality is somewhat different says analysis.

Editor's picks

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Think-tank general counsel suspended

Think-tank general counsel suspended

Minnesota think tank general counsel suspended and apologises for remarks in New York Times about Somali refugees as being “very visible.”

LEGAL MANAGEMENT

Global legal spend under pressure

Global legal spend under pressure

Four out of five companies plan to reduce their legal spend over the next two years, EY survey finds as organizations globally plan to reduce their legal function costs.

GENDER

Research highlights gender leadership

Research highlights gender leadership

Just 22 percent of equity partners at law firms are women, compared to 61 percent of trainees, but law firms are improving.

LEGAL MANAGEMENT

Ditching appraisals? You bet!

Ditching appraisals? You bet!

Law firm is ditching annual appraisals for continuous feedback in partnership with performance management company.

Blogs

LEGAL SERVICES

Niche law firms poised to benefit from artificial intelligence

Niche law firms poised to benefit from artificial intelligence

Disruption has opened up a world of opportunities for the legal marketplace in the UK, says Jeffrey Catanzaro.

BLOCKCHAIN

Unlocking the blockchain enigma

Unlocking the blockchain enigma

With the evolution of blockchain, clients in a wide range of sectors will be impacted, says Patrick McKenna.

Management speak

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Biting the bullet

Biting the bullet

Dom/sub relationships have strong patterns that are worth noting

Corporate counsel

LEGAL OPERATIONS

European legal ops on the rise

European legal ops on the rise

Wolters Kluwer's ELM Solutions General Counsel Barometer reveals major expansion of legal operations in Europe.

Business sector round up

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

New North Sea oil Industry initiative from Pinsent Masons

New North Sea oil Industry initiative from Pinsent Masons

The law firm will run a programme helping tech pioneers develop and market their businesses.

INSOLVENCY

The business of staying in business

The business of staying in business

Commercial pressures are forcing restaurant and retail businesses to seek better deals from their landlords, says Thomas Bond of law firm Russell-Cooke.

Who did the deals

SWEDEN

Ropes & Gray, Vinge and Advokatfirman Cederquist act in pharma deal

Ropes & Gray, Vinge and Advokatfirman Cederquist act in pharma deal

Ropes & Gray, Vinge, Advokatfirman Cederquist are advising on the $855m pharma deal.

Bookshelf

BOOKS

Confronting hate, understanding China and recalling the US Constitution

Confronting hate, understanding China and recalling the US Constitution

In this month's Bookshelf, The Global Legal Post's Editor-At-Large, Dr David Cowan, picks three topical books on hate, China and the US.

 
 

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Around the house

Quiet week around the house this week sees OYO Hotels welcome new China general counsel and a fintech firm showing unusual commitment to compliance.