Law firm strategy

Who's merging with who? Where are firms looking to bulk up their presence? Where have they come from and where are they going to? It's all covered here.


Check out our interviews with training partners and management figures...


Large London firms:

Interview with Ashurst's graduate recruitment partner Hammad Akhtar 

Interview with BLP's managing partner Lisa Mayhew 

Interview with Clyde & Co's training principal Ed Mills-Webb 

Interview with King & Wood Malleson's graduate recruitment partner Nicola Bridge 

Interview with Norton Rose Fulbright's training recruitment partner Jonathan Ball and training recruitment manager Caroline Lindner 


Midsize London firms:

Interview with Nabarro's graduate recruitment partner Marie Scott 

Interview with Olswang's training partner Simone Ketchell and graduate recruitment development and specialist Erena Pillitteri 

Interview with Pennington Manches' chief executive David Raine 

Interview with Reed Smith's training principal Samantha Roberts 

Interview with RPC's training prinicipal Simon Hart 

Interview with Stephenson Harwood's training partner Neil Noble 

Interview with Taylor Wessing's graduate recruitment and development partners Amar Ali and Kirstie McGuigan 

Interview with Travers Smith's partners and co-heads of recruitment Anthony Foster and Caroline Edwards 

Interview with Watson Farley & Williams' managing partner Chris Lowe 


Small London firms:

Interview with Bindmans' managing partner Alison Stanley 

Interview with Bates Wells Braithwaite's training principal Paul Seath 

Interview with Farrer & Co's trainee recruitment partner Kate Allass 

Interview with Fisher Meredith's managing partner Stephen Hewitt 

Interview with Hodge Jones & Allen's training principal Peter Todd 

Interview with Leigh Day's training partner Sean Humber 

Interview with Lewis Silkin's managing partner Ian Jeffery 

Interview with Mishcon de Reya's training principal Jonathan Berman and graduate recruitment adviser Charlotte Lynch 

Interview with Peters & Peters' training partner David McCluskey 

Interview with Winckworth Sherwood's training partner Hugh MacDougald 

Interview with Withers' training partner Suzanne Todd 


US firms in London:

Interview with Cooley's London managing partner Justin Stock 

Interview with Curtis' London deputy managing partner Winta Jarvis 

Interview with Dechert's training principal Jonathan Angell 

Interview with K&L Gates' London office head Tony Griffiths 

Interview with Latham & Watkins' training principal Kem Ihenacho 

Interview with Orrick's training principal Anthony Riley 

Interview with Morgan Lewis' London managing partner Peter Sharp 

Interview with MoFo's London co-managing partner Alistair Maughan 

Interview with Shearman & Sterling's graduate recruitment partner Mark Soundy 

Interview with Sidley Austin's training principal Will Smith 

Interview with Skadden's graduate recruitment partner Pete Coulton 

Interview with Sullivan & Cromwell's London office head Richard Morrissey and training principal Ben Perry 

Interview with Weil's graduate recruitment partner Jonathan Wood 


National firms:

Interview with Addleshaw Goddard's training principal Aster Crawshaw 

Interview with Bond Dickinson's training partners Simon Hughes and Paul Stewart 

Interview with Eversheds' training principal Ian Gascoigne 

Interview with DLA Piper's Liverpool managing partner Ben Miller 

Interview with Shoosmiths' chief executive Claire Rowe 

Interview with Squire Patton Boggs' training partner Giles Chesher 


South & Thames Valley:

Interview with Blaser Mills' training principal Colin Smith 

Interview with Cripps' managing partner Gavin Tyler 

Interview with B P Collins' senior partner Chris Hardy 

Interview with Lester Aldridge's training principal Susan Cowan 

Interview with Stevens & Bolton's managing partner Ken Woffenden 

Interview with Taylor Vinters' managing partner Ed Turner 


South West:

Interview with Burges Salmon's former trainee recruitment partner Keth Beattie 

Interview with Osborne Clarke's former training principal Nick Johnson 

Interview with Trethowans' managing partner Chris Whiteley and training principal Jon Kelly 



Interview with Browne Jacobson's training principal Mark Hughes 

Interview with Higgs & Sons' managing partner Paul Hunt 


Yorkshire & North East:

Interview with Gordons' training partner Barbara Rollin 

Interview with Muckle's graduate recruitment head Kevin Maloney 

Interview with Walker Morris' graduate recruitment partner Duncan Lole 

Interview with Ward Hadaway's managing partner Jamie Martin