Morning briefing

  • Morning Briefing: NZ lawyer suspended for six months by John Maguire

    A Christchurch lawyer has been suspended from practice as both a barrister and a solicitor for six months... Partners are not “sufficiently busy” says report... Asia-Pac drives M&A activity increase in high growth markets… New global energy heads at HSF… Clayton Utz honoured by Australian Red Cross… Hong Kong chief justice sees challenge in public confidence…

  • Morning Briefing: Dentons to close Singapore practice by Steve Randall

    Ahead of finalising its merger with Chinese firm Dacheng, Dentons is reportedly closing its Singapore practice… International law firm in merger talks… A&O partner to be Asia-based president of LCIA… DLA Piper appoints new pro-bono counsel for Asia-Pac… International firm appoints new global corporate responsibility partner…

  • Morning Briefing: International law firm claims best parental leave policy by Steve Randall

    Law firm chief reveals radical changes to parental leave policy… Barristers under pressure; a third are ‘disengaged’… First UK firm plans to follow Slater & Gordon model… Baker & McKenzie member firm strengthens Indonesia corporate team…

  • Morning Briefing: Top Wall Street firms losing out to bigger-paying rivals by John Maguire

    A new report shows that Wall Street’s elite law firms are no longer the only ones paying big money for legal talent… International law firm launches consultancy… Dechert continues to battle against claims from Coudert Bros. bankruptcy… Indian law firm brothers go head-to-head in Mumbai…

  • Morning Briefing: International law firm expands discount for start-ups by John Maguire

    A major law firm is expanding its scheme that offers start-up businesses discounts of between 35 and 50 per cent on normal hourly rates… Dentons appoints 48 new partners… International firm announces new head of financial regulatory team… New tech practice head at Simmons & Simmons…

  • Morning Briefing: Law firms that grow their brand grow their revenue by John Maguire

    A new study reveals law firms that have the biggest growth in revenue have also grown their brands… International firm votes to change to more flexible lockstep… Law firms bucks the trend in Russia…