Morning briefing

  • Morning Briefing: 29 US firms merged in the first quarter of 2015 by NZ Lawyer

    New data shows the number of law firms merging in the US has jumped on the same period last year… UK law firms report strong year… Online law school gets official recognition… Judge rules that divorce over Facebook is ok…

  • Morning Briefing: Elite law firms dominate revenue increases by NZ Lawyer

    New figures show revenue increases are largely being driven by elite firms… Foreign law firms should be allowed to operate in India says lawyers group…International law firm feels foolish after April fool prank backfires…15 new partners at Skadden…

  • Morning Briefing: Law firms a “treasure trove” for cyber criminals by NZ Lawyer

    Cybersecurity taskforce says large law firms are a “treasure trove” for organised criminal gangs… India’s law minister objects to government using outside counsel… Silicon Valley gender discrimination case could lead to tough appeal court…

  • Morning Briefing: Lawyers warned over LinkedIn profiles by NZ Lawyer

    Your LinkedIn profile could get you in trouble, lawyers association warns… First post merger revenues revealed by international law firm… Baker & McKenzie wins negligence case… The ‘brand’ of solicitor could be damaged by paralegals…

  • Morning Briefing: Aussie law firm agrees billion dollar deal by NZ Lawyer

    A long-anticipated deal between an Australian law firm and the professional services division of UK-based firm is going ahead… EY Law expands Asia-Pacific presence… Mishcon de Reya announces all-female partnership promotions… Kennedys hires 13-strong team from Plexus… Prince hit with lawsuit for giving away music…

  • Morning Briefing: Law firms criticised over cyber breaches by NZ Lawyer

    The legal profession has been criticised in a report for failing to confess to cyber attacks… Aussie firm elects health and safety expert to the partnership… Restrictions on ‘barefoot lawyers’ may backfire says academic… Bus driver in court over ‘bouncy’ road…