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Leading firm outlines goal of improving partner gender balance

9th October 2012

One of the UK’s leading law firms, headquartered in both London and New York, has announced that it plans to affect a significant rise in the number of female partners on its books over the next ten years. Newly…

Weight Watchers launches tender process for healthcare panel

8th October 2012

The multinational dieting company Weight Watchers have announced the launch of a lucrative tender process which will see them introduce a new healthcare panel overseeing the legal aspects of its European operations. A…

Bar Council plans nursery to keep parent lawyers working

8th October 2012

Officials from the Bar Council, the regulatory body that is in charge of disciplinary matters and looks after the interests of barristers throughout the UK, have announced that they plan to introduce a specialist nursery…

Euro Disney calls on firms to help refinance debt

5th October 2012

A raft of major international firms, including a Magic Circle practise based in London, have been instructed by the Walt Disney Company to assist them in refinancing the €1. 3 billion debts of its European arm, Euro…

AA looks to go down ABS route

4th October 2012

Leading British motoring organisation the AA has announced that it is taking steps to move towards an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) model, following on from the same decision being made by its partners,…

Widespread changes to News Corp legal team

3rd October 2012

Embattled mass media outlet News Corporation has announced wholesale changes to its legal line-up, putting an emphasis on strengthening its compliance structure. The corporation, chaired by Rupert Murdoch, has taken on…

IBA conference keynote speech focuses on economy

3rd October 2012

The renowned economist Joseph Stiglitz has delivered a stirring keynote speech to the annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), which this year is taking place in Dublin, Ireland. The Nobel…

Northern Irish practice helps bus firm secure landmark contract

2nd October 2012

The Northern Irish bus manufacturers Wrightbus have secured a landmark contract worth millions of pounds which gives them the right to supply Transport for London (TfL) with 600 brand new buses. The deal could only have…