Clifford Chance launch flexible working commitments

The pilots are part of the firm’s commitment to having a more flexible approach. They are being launched under the umbrella “Clifford Chance Choice”. 2 months unpaid leave Starting from this week, the lawyers who are eligible will be able to apply for two months unpaid holiday during the 2019/2020 financial year. London-based associates and[…]

Partnership model declines

The traditional partnership model in the legal sector has dramatically declined over the years, with almost half of all firms now taking an incorporated company model. Equally, 1,300 of England and Wales’ 10,000 law firms are now operating as an ABS. The legal sector is still as profitable as ever, with the sector generating £35.1bn across the[…]

Eight Things I Learnt from Working In-House: Susan Fetterman

Susan Fetterman is currently the Content Manager for LexisNexis in NYC. She is specifically the CM for the Real Estate module where she is responsible for drafting, developing and editing practical guides in this practice area. She is the former Counsel for White & Williams and former Assistant General Counsel for the School District of[…]

Lawtech startups struggle to attract law firm customers

“A natural aversion to risk and a heavier regulatory burden mean lawtech startups struggle to attract law firm customers and find it difficult to progress beyond the ‘innovation’ stage”. A study by IT market analyst TechMarketView show that lawtech predominantly remains in the initial ‘innovation’ and ‘early adoption’ stage and is far from fundamentally transforming the provision of legal[…]

Contax are contenders for the Legal Week and The Lawyer Awards 2019

Contax Law began development of an App for its pool of contractor lawyers in June 2018 and focused on creating a product which is easy to use and capable of enhancing the community support we already provide. We plan to launch the App within the next couple of months. CX’s mission is to build flexible career paths for our[…]

The Best Law Firms for Diversity: Chosen by GC’s

All law firms nowadays discuss their Diversity and Inclusion policies and initiatives; all marketing themselves as being the most committed to diversity. What is proven to be less common-knowledge is what the clients think. Legal Week has interviewed 12 UK General Counsel’s from major companies, including 4 FTSE-100 institutions to see who they think is[…]

Why working from home should be standard practice

Nicholas Bloom is a Professor in the department of economics at Stanford University. He also co-directs the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the US’ National Bureau of Economic Research. He conduced a study which he discussed on his TEDxStanford Talk: “Go Ahead, Tell your boss you are working from home.”  Bloom wanted to really convince people.[…]

Contax Law’s new app – more details

Our Contax Law app is to launch over the next few months! It will be available on all iOS and android devices. What will the app do? Will help you find a job quickly and more efficiently. Help us build a closer relationship with you – making us easily accessible and contactable. (alternatively the app[…]

KPMG to launch legal consulting service in the UK

KPMG has announced that they are to launch a legal consultancy arm in the UK in the next few months. The big 4 firm have already begun hiring for it. The practice will be part of the Legal Operations & Transformation Services (LOTS). This team focuses on helping in-house counsel identify ‘technologies, flexible resources and[…]

In-House Training Contracts? The future of flexible lawyering

There are various companies who are authorised to provide in-house training contracts. This type of training differs from private practice as the company you work for is effectively your client. Approximately 500 companies are allowed to offer training contracts in the UK, but these businesses tend to only recruit as and when they are needed.[…]