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.

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