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  • Who Are The Power Law Firms Getting A Cut In The Bill & Melinda Gates Divorce?
    . . And Who Are The Two Sole Practice Attorneys Who Are Facing Off Again In Their Second Multi-Billionaire Divorce Proceeding The law firms sharing in the multi-billionaire split between Bill and Melinda Gates involve a variety of legal heavy hitters. The Gates divorce appears to be another civilized and organized affairs in the spirit […] More
  • Mischon de Reya Moves Into Rich London Law Listing Mode
    High profile Mischon de Reya has approved its high-value public float plans Mischcon de Reya is one of the highest profile law firms in Britain and it’s impending float will also make it the richest law firm float anywhere. The law firm has considered a public float for the past two years or more, as […] More
  • Lawyer Income And How Google’s Top Lawyer Made Over $50 Million Last Year
    Top lawyer income figures rank highly, but for Google’s top lawyer the $50 million-plus earnings represent the sort of income movie and pop celebrities might earn. Google’s top lawyer Kent Walker took home $50.88 million in 2020 on a salary of $655,000. The difference – and what a difference – was made up of over […] More
  • Am Law 100 And The $4.8 Billion Top Listing Law Firm For Gross Revenue
    But the top earning partners were at Wachtell Lipton at $7.5 million in profits per equity partner Greedy for top ranking maybe, but Kirkland & Ellis achieve the top gross revenue take law firm in the AmLaw 100 rankings for 2021 with a $4.8 billion revenue haul. The top 10 firms in the site’s gross […] More
  • Listed UK Law Firms Action Continues as Legal Services Company Acquires Specialist Law Firm
    The bounce-back and resilience of the listed law firms continues in the UK The UK listed law firms’ action continues as UK legal services company RBG Holdings has acquired the specialist international 29 partner law firm Memery Crystal LLP in a £30m deal. The Memery Crystal partner receive cash and shares in RBG as settlement […] More
  • Sharon Osborne Hire’s Hollywood Heavyweight Lawyer Jeremiah Reynolds Following ‘The Talk’ Row
    Sharon Osborne has hired a top gun Hollywood lawyer to represent her after her falling out over The Talk show when she defended Piers Morgan over his comments about Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah. Jeremiah Reynolds from Eisner & Co has become one of Hollywood’s top lawyers in the litigation space, with a roster of […] More
  • The $2000-Plus An Hourly Charge Out Rate For Former US Attorney General Eric Holder Reflects Growing Billing Rates
    Hourly charge out rates for lawyers have continued to rise rapidly, but for former US Attorney General, now a partner at Covington & Burling, Eric Holder’s rate is a hefty $2295 an hour according to a contract the law firm signed. The rate is heady, but not out of line with what top corporate lawyers […] More
  • Law Firm Mergers Set To Rise After The 2020 Pandemic Drop
    Law firm mergers are set to dramatically increase in 2021 after the pandemic, with some predictions indicating a four-fold increase in mergers is coming. A report from Altman Weil makes the prediction, showing mergers began a rebound in the first quarter of 2021 with 26 transactions which would break the number of mergers last year […] More
  • Google Win Lawsuit Against Oracle In Long-Running Copyright Battle
    The Google lawsuit involved code used in the Android operating system and has been a landmark copyright dispute Google has succeeded in its long-running lawsuit against Oracle over software used in the Android mobile platform, with a 6-2 decision involving around 12,000 lines of code. The code was taken from the Java application programming interface […] More
  • How The Sofia Vergara Frozen Embryo Case Highlights Key Issues For Lawyers
    A victory to Vergara over the control of frozen embryos provides an insight into right-to-live lawsuits, another fast-growing area of law that family lawyers everywhere need to be aware of Actress Sofia Vergara has succeeded in her ongoing lawsuit with her former fiance Nick Loeb over their frozen embryos in a long legal battle that […] More
  • Leading Barrister Describes China Sanction Against Barristers “Disgraceful”
    Speaking out against the Uighur Muslim group has seen China impose sanctions against Essex Court Chambers and aroused the ire of international barrister Michael Polak China has stepped up its sanctions against just about everyone in the West it would appear, but one of those recently targeted has been leading London-based barristers chambers Essex Court, […] More
  • Linklaters Big ‘Agile Working’ Move – Offering All Its Legal Secretaries & PAs Voluntary Redundancy
    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the legal profession like every other business, but some law firms are taking the whole work-from-home trend a step further Linklaters is one of the world’s largest firms, with over $2 bn in gross billings and making it in the top ranks of the world’s largest law firms. It has […] More