Europe/UK

Sidley Austin raises London NQ pay for second time this year

Pay climbs to £175k putting Chicago-based firm close to Quinn Emanuel’s and Gibson Dunn’s market-topping £180k

  • 17h
News | UK

Former Labour leader to head Bar bullying review

Harriet Harman KC to lead independent review of bullying and harassment at the Bar launched by the Bar Council

Fenwick Elliott rings in new senior partner after 23 years

Karen Gidwani to succeed veteran leader Simon Tolson at helm of UK construction and energy boutique next April

King & Spalding adds four-partner finance team in London from Cadwalader

Fund finance and ESG partners make the move alongside team of associates

Hogan Lovells enters London pay war, ups NQ pay to £135k

Boost follows international Magic Circle firms upping NQ pay to £150k

  • 2d
News | UK

Clyde & Co and RPC partners step up as LIDW co-chairs

Loukas Mistelis and Jonathan Cary join mediator Henrietta Jackson-Stops as London International Disputes Week chairs

  • 2d
News | UK

Travers Smith hires Blackstone Credit legal counsel to bolster funds group

Joel Grossmark joins as a partner and will help grow Travers Smith’s retailisation practice

‘Public confidence in justice is shot’: Bar Council chair sets out manifesto for justice

Sam Townend KC bemoans ‘parlous state’ of English and Welsh justice system in keynote address at annual Bar Conference

  • 4d
News | UK

Two retired UK judges resign from Hong Kong’s top court

Decision of Lords Collins and Sumption comes amid mounting concern over rule of law

UK retailers launch £1bn class action against Amazon

Claim submitted to Competition Appeal Tribunal alleges Amazon misused data to outcompete UK retailers

  • 1w
News | UK

The Global Legal Post launches new edition of  luxury law comparative guide

Third edition edited by Fabrizio Jacobacci and Alan Behr is essential reading for luxury brands

Upholding the rule of law can boost economic and societal progress, study finds

New IBA Impact Report assesses the legal profession’s socioeconomic influence

  • 1w
News | UK

Lawyers urged to embrace AI as LIDW explores city’s global dispute centre credentials

Ben Rigby reports from London International Disputes Week’s main conference in Westminster

Goodwin Procter raises NQ salary to £175k as London pay war continues

Increase from £160k sees it join elite group of US firms paying £170k or more

  • 1w
News | UK

Freshfields arbitration partner opts for the Bar

Peter Turner KC joins 39 Essex Chambers after 27 years as a partner at Magic Circle firm

Simmons & Simmons adds technology quartet from Deloitte Legal, Goodwin Procter

Group led by former Deloitte Legal UK head of legal advisory Andrew Joint joins firm’s digital business group in London

Lady Chief Justice calls for greater ‘cross-fertilisation’ between mediation, arbitration and litigation

Dame Sue Carr moots establishment of ‘London Dispute Resolution Committee’ in LIDW keynote

Bird & Bird’s former London arbitration head launches own practice

Nick Peacock ‘excited to be truly independent and conflict-free for first time’

Harley-Davidson sues Next for alleged trademark infringement over kids’ t-shirt

Unusual move sees iconic motorcycle manufacturer bring claim against retailer at UK High Court

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