Top solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives reveal what lies ahead for the profession
A student, a trainee and a graduate recruiter share their experiences of vac schemes at Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown and Norton Rose Fulbright to help wannabe lawyers about to start summer placements at City law firms.
The panel of leading lawyers at Monday’s ‘If I knew then what I know now’ Q&A at Inner Temple offered students some thought-provoking and often unconventional pieces of advice.
Corporate lawyers pride themselves on being able to swan into work late. The trade off, of course, is that they tend to leave late. Unfortunately for Hogan Lovells’ Shanghai-based lawyers, this is a state of affairs that enrages the punctual Brit at the office’s helm… In an email leaked to US blog Above the Law… Read more »
Solicitor Jonathan Lea makes the short trip up from Bargate Murray HQ at Shoreditch’s Silicon Roundabout (pictured below) to Legal Cheek’s Dalston studios. There, he is greeted by a deeply-tanned Kevin Poulter (freshly back from his hols in California) and the distressingly pale Alex Aldridge (who hasn’t been on holiday since 1997). In the last… Read more »
Look upwards when you’re walking along the street these days and chances are you’ll see several solicitors abseiling off buildings. Some law firms like Hill Dickinson and Hogan Lovells have their solicitors do it out of their office windows. Others pick big-name regional attractions to descend, like the Forth Road Bridge (Dundas & Wilson, Gateley),… Read more »
The recently released testimony of dodgy American lawyer Scott Rothstein – sentenced to 50 years in jail for a $1.2bn (£770m) Ponzi scheme fraud – puts events at Hogan Lovells, where partner Chris Grierson amassed £1m in false expenses, firmly in the shade. According to Rothstein (pictured): His now defunct firm, Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler,… Read more »
Follow @AlexAldridgeUK As the Christmas party season gets underway, Alex Aldridge is expecting great things from the litigators Everyone knows it’s the litigators who are the crazy ones. A quick browse of the Bar Standards Board’s wonderful rogue gallery of barristers confirms that millimetres below the respectable surface of the Inns of Court reigns barely-containable… Read more »