SNCF, the French state rail operator, faces a huge legal bill after losing a 16 year battle with former employees who had suffered racial discrimination.
NewLaw is offering innovative business models and better work-iife balance than BigLaw, according to law professor Joan Williams of the University of California at Hastings.
Lawyer jobs are vulnerable to the progress of artificial intelligence, according to the author of new title 'Humans need not apply'. Jerry Kaplan is a lecturer on the legal informatics course at Stanford University.
A New York Times article inspired by employee unhappiness at Amazon describes the legal sector as 'one of the most brutal' regarding employee commitment.
Singapore-headquartered Rajah & Tann is launching a contract lawyer business. It will begin through a network of the firm's own alumni, who will work as in-house freelance legal advisers.
After a three-month trial, Herbert Smith Freehills is extending an agile working programme from a group of partners and other fee-earners to cover all its practice groups in London.
The Amarchand Mangaldas split has created a wave of pay hikes and poaching, with big and even mid-sized law firms forced to compete to retain top talent.
With over four in ten leading UK law firms offering medical consultations with a doctor in the office, nearly two in ten also bring dentists in to look after the well being of their partners and staff.
Littler, the employment law firm, is opening a new office in Austin - which it describes as 'one of the nation's most dynamic and growing cities' - by relocating three of its shareholders from Dallas.
The world's largest employment law firm acting for management has opened in Toronto, taking six lawyers from boutique Kuretzky Vassos Henderson and a seventh from Cassels Brock.
On July 20 2015, the EEOC issued a statement announcing the federal appeals court's decision to dismiss Abercrombie & Fitch's appeal of the EEOC's religious discrimination case.
A lawyer in New Zealand has said that the behaviour of employees 'even if they are on their own time' will be taken into account by employers - referring to a case in which two government workers were recently suspended in relation to a video.
The Italian firm's US office will be headed up by resident partner Yan Pecoraro.
Even the best-financed US law firms are aware of a looming problem: the financing of generous partner pensions, which can start at $250,000 per year in some practices.
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