The UK's sophisticated economy has many drivers, with the financial and professional services industries as two of its pillars. Its legal sector stands out as world class and is relied upon not just by domestic businesses, but also by companies and individuals the world over.

UK: A Centre of Legal Excellence

The UK's sophisticated economy has many drivers, with the financial and professional services industries as two of its pillars. Its legal sector stands out as world class and is relied upon not just by domestic businesses, but also by companies and individuals the world over.

Leaders League was lucky enough to talk to Jay Wetterau, Head of Inclusiveness and Diversity at international law firm Fieldfisher. His 10 years of experience promoting diversity and inclusiveness stand out in a sector where much remains to be done when it comes to ensuring a level playing field for all.

'The legal system was built by men, for men'

Leaders League was lucky enough to talk to Jay Wetterau, Head of Inclusiveness and Diversity at international law firm Fieldfisher. His 10 years of experience promoting diversity and inclusiveness stand out in a sector where much remains to be done w...

Leaders League provides insight from the World Law Forum Conference on Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes, which included Cherie Blair CBE QC and Lord Goldsmith PC QC as panellists

Event Insight: Cherie Blair, Lord Goldsmith Speak at World Law Forum Conference on Arbitration and Human Rights

Leaders League provides insight from the World Law Forum Conference on Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes, which included Cherie Blair CBE QC and Lord Goldsmith PC QC as panellists

Fast-growing international law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its energy practice by hiring five partners across London and Birmingham. The UK team at Leaders League gets exclusive insights into what these lateral moves mean for the practice.

Exclusive: Fieldfisher Adds Five New Partners to Fast-expanding Energy Practice

Fast-growing international law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its energy practice by hiring five partners across London and Birmingham. The UK team at Leaders League gets exclusive insights into what these lateral moves mean for the practice.

Following her high-profile move from Allen & Overy to Kirkland & Ellis at the end of last year, Leaders League talks to IP litigator Nicola Dagg about how her first 100 days at the US firm have gone.

Interview with Nicola Dagg: 100 Days at Kirkland & Ellis

Following her high-profile move from Allen & Overy to Kirkland & Ellis at the end of last year, Leaders League talks to IP litigator Nicola Dagg about how her first 100 days at the US firm have gone.

Event Insight: UK/US Cross-border Litigation Summit

On 2 July 2019 at Gray’s Inn, MoloLamken hosted a summit on cross-border UK-US litigation, with a range of expert senior practitioners discussing various topics. Each topic was discussed for half an hour, and though no questions were solicited from t...

As international law firm DWF goes from private to public ownership and is admitted to the LSE, Leaders League looks at how an IPO that was years in the making unfolded and considers the benefits and risks of this bold move.

DWF Goes Public: Anatomy of a Law Firm IPO

As international law firm DWF goes from private to public ownership and is admitted to the LSE, Leaders League looks at how an IPO that was years in the making unfolded and considers the benefits and risks of this bold move.

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte has hired Michael Castle, formerly a banking partner at Allen & Overy, as managing partner of its legal arm

Deloitte Legal Hires Allen & Overy Partner Michael Castle as Managing Partner

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte has hired Michael Castle, formerly a banking partner at Allen & Overy, as managing partner of its legal arm

The largest investment opportunity in history?

The Sustainability Revolution

The largest investment opportunity in history?

The former Prime Minister has been hired by Partners Group to advise the private equity firm on its $1 billion impact investments program

Gordon Brown joins private equity sector

The former Prime Minister has been hired by Partners Group to advise the private equity firm on its $1 billion impact investments program

US law firm’s hire of Adrian Maguire from Freshfields, just one year after bringing in his former boss on a $10 million yearly salary, could herald the end of the dominance enjoyed by Magic Circle firms in London, with more high-profile moves towards high paying US firms expected

Changing of the Guard: Kirkland Poaches Yet Another Magic Circle PE Star

US law firm’s hire of Adrian Maguire from Freshfields, just one year after bringing in his former boss on a $10 million yearly salary, could herald the end of the dominance enjoyed by Magic Circle firms in London, with more high-profile moves towards...

One of Australia’s oldest litigation funders has floated on the London Stock Exchange, raising £20 million

Litigation Funder LCM Floats on AIM Following De-listing From Australian Securities Exchange

One of Australia’s oldest litigation funders has floated on the London Stock Exchange, raising £20 million

With Brexit looming large this week, London-headquartered firm Pinsent Masons continues to expand its newly opened Dublin office. Meanwhile, Shearman & Sterling became the latest US-headquartered firm to boost its London corporate practice through lateral hires, poaching two private equity specialists from Baker McKenzie

Weekly Legal News 10-14 December

With Brexit looming large this week, London-headquartered firm Pinsent Masons continues to expand its newly opened Dublin office. Meanwhile, Shearman & Sterling became the latest US-headquartered firm to boost its London corporate practice throug...

A specialist criminal firm becomes wholly employee-owned, two regional firms merge to scale up and several US firms make up partners in London

Weekly Legal News 3-7 December

A specialist criminal firm becomes wholly employee-owned, two regional firms merge to scale up and several US firms make up partners in London

Nearly 10 years after Burford Capital became the first-ever litigation funder to go public in the UK, Manolete Partners has announced it plans to IPO on AIM in mid-December

Second-ever UK IPO of a Litigation Funder Scheduled for Mid-December

Nearly 10 years after Burford Capital became the first-ever litigation funder to go public in the UK, Manolete Partners has announced it plans to IPO on AIM in mid-December

London-based Hodges Jones & Allen has become the first-ever wholly employee-owned UK law firm  following a change in its ownership structure

London Firm Hodges Jones & Allen Becomes First-ever Wholly Employee-owned Law Firm in UK

London-based Hodges Jones & Allen has become the first-ever wholly employee-owned UK law firm following a change in its ownership structure

Fieldfisher kicks off revenue reporting season, new CEOs are appointed at Shakespeare Martineau and Shoosmiths while DLA Piper shakes up its management team

Weekly Legal News 26-30 November

Fieldfisher kicks off revenue reporting season, new CEOs are appointed at Shakespeare Martineau and Shoosmiths while DLA Piper shakes up its management team

The London team at Leaders League attended an early evening panel discussion on The Future of Cartels: Classes, Claims and Criminals jointly organised by Skadden, Charles River Associates and the Concurrences Review

Event Insight: The Future of Cartels

The London team at Leaders League attended an early evening panel discussion on The Future of Cartels: Classes, Claims and Criminals jointly organised by Skadden, Charles River Associates and the Concurrences Review

A delegation from Leaders League had a stimulating experience at the Life Science IP conference in London on 27-28 November

Event Insight: Life Science IP

A delegation from Leaders League had a stimulating experience at the Life Science IP conference in London on 27-28 November

This week Clifford Chance elects a new Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs loses an old London Managing Partner, Deloitte announces it will launch its UK legal arm at the start of next year and some CMS real estate lawyers announce they are taking off for Fladgate

Weekly Legal News 19-23 November

This week Clifford Chance elects a new Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs loses an old London Managing Partner, Deloitte announces it will launch its UK legal arm at the start of next year and some CMS real estate lawyers announce they are taking of...

Clifford Chance has made history by electing its first-ever non-UK-based Senior Partner

Clifford Chance elects non-London based Senior Partner for first time ever

Clifford Chance has made history by electing its first-ever non-UK-based Senior Partner

As a response to the increased UK interest in the Luxembourg market, Wilgen opened a London representative office in June and celebrated this launch in November

Wildgen Opens Representative Office in London

As a response to the increased UK interest in the Luxembourg market, Wilgen opened a London representative office in June and celebrated this launch in November

Senior partner elections at Clifford Chance and Travers Smith make the news this week, along with several high-profile partner moves

Weekly Legal News: 12-16 November

Senior partner elections at Clifford Chance and Travers Smith make the news this week, along with several high-profile partner moves

Having been with Eversheds in the United Kingdom for twenty-one years, Ian Gray has participated in the many expansions the firm has made, including the one that gave rise to its current name following the merger between Eversheds LLP and the American firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in February 2017. Leaders League crossed paths with this enthusiastic litigation lawyer at the IBA annual conference in Rome.

A Day at the IBA: meeting with Ian Gray (Eversheds Sutherland)

Having been with Eversheds in the United Kingdom for twenty-one years, Ian Gray has participated in the many expansions the firm has made, including the one that gave rise to its current name following the merger between Eversheds LLP and the America...

Leaders League is proud to present its rankings for M&A in the UK for 2018.

Exclusive 2018 UK M&A Rankings

Leaders League is proud to present its rankings for M&A in the UK for 2018.

City firm Travers Smith, known for its excellence in all things private equity-related, has elected Kathleen Russ as Senior Partner

Travers Smith elects former tax department head Kathleen Russ as Senior Partner

City firm Travers Smith, known for its excellence in all things private equity-related, has elected Kathleen Russ as Senior Partner

The SRA and Brexit featured heavily in the UK legal press this week.

Weekly Legal News: 5-9 November

The SRA and Brexit featured heavily in the UK legal press this week.

A team from Leaders League’s London office attended the Private Placements Global Forum Europe organised by Knect365

Leaders League Attends the Private Placements Global Forum Europe

A team from Leaders League’s London office attended the Private Placements Global Forum Europe organised by Knect365

Gordon Dadds makes a big purchase, Latham & Watkins promotes a record 9 London partners, and judges get a pay rise this week

Weekly Legal News 29 October - 2 November

Gordon Dadds makes a big purchase, Latham & Watkins promotes a record 9 London partners, and judges get a pay rise this week

Simon Levine has been re-appointed as International Managing Partner of international law firm DLA Piper following an uncontested election process

Simon Levine Secures Second Term as DLA Piper Managing Partner

Simon Levine has been re-appointed as International Managing Partner of international law firm DLA Piper following an uncontested election process

Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy has hired public international law specialist Suzanne Spears

Allen & Overy Adds Public International Law Partner to Growing Arbitration Practice

Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy has hired public international law specialist Suzanne Spears