Towards the end of last year, Global Legal Post reported on the survey released from the National Association of Women Lawyers which highlighted the difficult path women still face to partnership (see here).
The survey looked at how female lawyers have managed in their career path from entry level attorneys to equity partnership. At equity partnership level, the survey…Read More
Added by CM Murray LLP on January 8, 2013 — Defero Law
Added by Ralli on November 27, 2012 — Defero Law
Eimear McCartan, Partnership Solicitor
Business partnerships are just like marriages in many different ways.
Partners enter into a partnership bright eyed and bushy tailed, full of hope and optimism for the future. Unfortunately, just like a marriage, partnerships can sometimes end in a bitter and acrimonious mess.
It is imperative that before entering into a partnership, prospective partners sit down together and set out exactly what they want from the…Read More
Added by Ralli on October 29, 2012 — Defero Law
Following on from David Cameron's recent announcement that he intends to change Matrimonial Law to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales by 2015, the Scottish National Party (SNP) yesterday announced that it intends to legalise gay marriage in…Read More
Added by Chris Stevenson on July 27, 2012 — Defero Law
As a law firm that has a specialty in divorce law, we at The Law House are always keen to see our clients sign pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements. Divorces can often be messy, painful and particularly unpleasant matters and while such agreements may at the time seem unromantic they can make the divorce process considerably less stressful.
There is now a section of society – farmers – whose industry is changing so quickly that pre-nuptials are becoming more necessary and much less…Read More
Added by The Law House on June 20, 2012 — Defero Law
No money, no prestige, no security – why being a partner is rubbisher than ever
To become a top partner in today’s legal profession, you need to have psychological issues. Or at least that’s the message coming out of the recent woeful story of Christopher Grierson.
The former partner has just been jailed for three years for fiddling travel expenses to the tune of a whopping…Read More
Added by Professionals in Law on June 13, 2012 — Defero Law
Eimear McCartan, Partnership Law Solicitor
On a regular basis, I receive queries from business clients trying to find the most suitable business vehicle to suit their commercial (and personal) needs. As is so often the way in life, there is never a perfect match and therefore careful…Read More
Added by Ralli on June 13, 2012 — Defero Law
It struck me just yesterday (over a very nice lunch with some female headhunter friends) that of the various partner team moves we have advised on over the last year or so, absolutely none of the teams were led by women partners and only about a third even included women at all.
Why is that? Does it reflect the significantly lower proportion of female than male partners in City firms and particularly in the recently active sectors of funds, capital markets, projects and energy? To…Read More
Added by CM Murray LLP on November 18, 2011 — Defero Law
How lateral hires can work wonders for a firm’s reputation
A great lateral hire can be a strategic masterstroke for a law firm. Enticing a talented lawyer – or team – from another firm can be critical to the growth and increased profitability of a practice group.
But less obvious is…Read More
Added by Professionals in Law on November 15, 2011 — Defero Law
Apologies to all, but I am about to blaspheme, turn away now if you are easily offended. You see I want to talk about swapping from hourly rates to fixed fees...I know shocking isn't it.
Fixed fees have been something which we all talk about, but few of us really use. When we say fixed, what we normally mean is fixed, but only if I don't spend more time than that on your file which, in the grand scheme of things, isn't really a fixed fee is it?
The chief of law firm DLA Piper, Sir Nigel Knowles, has voiced warnings about the potential consequences the upcoming introduction of ABSs will have when introduced on the 6th October this year.
The introduction of ABSs…Read More
Added by Ralli on June 29, 2011 — Defero Law
Jeremy Callman (a specialist Partnership/LLP barrister at Chancery set Ten Old Square), Gavin Foggo and Molly Ahmed (Partnership/LLP experts at Fox Williams LLP) represented the Claimant in the landmark case of Eaton -v- Caulfield, the only reported case on the expulsion of a member of an LLP where there is no written members' agreement, the application of default provisions and unfair prejudice.
Read their…Read More
Added by Keith Plowman - Ten Old Square on June 2, 2011 — Defero Law
After stopping off in Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds and London, a joint LLP seminar will be returning to advise Manchester business owners of the opportunities and pitfalls of LLPs.
The number of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) in the UK has reached an all-time high and business owners are invited to attend the interactive seminar on Wednesday 11th May at the Digital World Centre, Salford Quays.
The financial strains of the recession have put a lot of pressure…Read More
Added by Ralli on April 14, 2011 — Defero Law