A pro-equality majority

By RedLaw | June 13, 2016

Since the recent government announcement that firms with over 250 employees will have to reveal their pay gap, the issue of gender equality has rarely been out of the headlines. 150 years since the delivery of the petition for women’s suffrage to parliament, a report by the Fawcett Society reveals that the majority of people […]

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UK 200 Diversity Audit reveals top five firms

By RedLaw | March 24, 2016

The results of the latest UK 200: Diversity Audit report by The Lawyer reveal the state of diversity in UK law firms and the top five law firms to work for in terms of diversity and inclusivity. The report, which can be viewed here, revealed that much has been done to promote and improve diversity […]

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Oxbridge continues to open top doors

By RedLaw | March 08, 2016

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge continue to afford their alumni a career advantage, particularly at the top of the legal profession, according to a recent report by the Sutton Trust which works with leading law firms to create opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Leading People 2016 report into the educational backgrounds […]

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Law firm: Grow your own or lateral hire?

By RedLaw | March 01, 2016

However ambitious your law firm growth strategy is, it will be based upon building a team of the right legal experts. It’s not surprising then that the search for talent takes numerous forms. In recent years, the lateral hiring of partners and practice teams by law firms has become commonplace, providing an important supplement to […]

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Could you be a rainmaker?

By RedLaw | March 01, 2016

More than ever before, the hiring and promotion of lawyers by a law firm depends on a lawyer’s ability to attract and retain clients – or to be a ‘rainmaker’.  Rainmakers are adept at generating business for their firm, not just in their own practice area.  They also enhance a firm’s reputation, thereby increasing their […]

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Understanding the millennials – Deloitte’s annual report

By RedLaw | February 05, 2016

A key element in the talent strategy of any professional firm is understanding the motivations of your key employees to build up their loyalty to your firm.  However, this proving more and more difficult according to Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey of 7,700 millennials in 29 countries. The survey which can be downloaded here, highlights […]

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Will the changing landscape of UK law firm salaries mitigate against US law firms taking their top talent? Dalia Goldstein, RedLaw Consultant discusses.

By RedLaw | October 29, 2015

With an upturn in the economy leading to an increase of instructions at law firms, there is a real demand to secure and retain the best talent amongst the associate pool at City law firms. This has been reflected by recent increases in salary at the majority of private practice firms, with Magic Circle firms […]

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The Americans are coming

By RedLaw | October 29, 2015

Centuries ago, the phrase “The British are coming” was heard across the world. In London 2015, it’s more like “the Americans are coming”. The Magic Circle, the largest and most prestigious UK law firms, have, for years, held an unrivalled position as the premier legal advisers, on these shores, to some of the world’s biggest […]

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Preparation for Partnership – A Cautionary Tale

By RedLaw | July 01, 2015

There is a commonality with all but a few senior associates in private practice firms throughout the UK which can often be something of a taboo subject. Whilst senior associates are often leading deals, supervising juniors and are developing strong client relationships through the servicing of institutionalised relationships or generating their own clients there is […]

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Partners: It’s all about the following

By RedLaw | June 23, 2015

In the ever busy partner market, Amy Hambleton sets out some tips to help in analysing and calculating your following. At the partner level, technical excellence and a good reputation are expected; in nearly all cases, a partner’s market value and ability to move firms is dependent on their ‘following’. Even where a firm purports […]

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