Women in Litigation seminar to take place in New York

September 1, 2014

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our next women in law general counsel seminar, Women in Litigation on Thursday October 2nd at The Yale Club, New York. The seminar is in association with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman.  If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please drop us […]

Female Silks: Career milestones, challenges and tips for the next generation

August 18, 2014
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This year 18 out of the 100 new Queen’s Counsel were female, meaning that, proportionally, the number of female silks rose by 17% on last year. However, other associated numbers are less encouraging: 42 women applied for the position this year, giving a success rate of 43% – the lowest since 2008 – and a […]

Women in Law: Africa

July 29, 2014
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  So Africa is rising. Or so we hear. There has been an undeniable shift in the media narrative about the continent. Investors are flooding the region in their droves and they need legal representation, triggering a spate of Western-trained lawyers, some of whom are women, to move to the continent and set up their own practices. We spoke […]

Ropes and Gray Top Vault Diversity Table

July 23, 2014
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Ropes and Gray have come first in Vault.com‘s annual legal diversity table for US firms, breaking a run of five years at the top for Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. The rankings were based upon surveys completed by nearly 17,000 law firm associates earlier this year, with junior lawyers having a key say in how they […]

Future Women in Law seminars: Miami 2014

July 15, 2014
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We are delighted to announce we have more women in law seminars planned for later this year. The first of these seminars will be in association with Greenberg Traurig in Miami this September. Last year, we held our inaugural women in law seminar, ‘What Clients Want: From the Perspective of Female GCs‘ with the firm and […]

First 100 Years Project: Dana Denis-Smith on looking back and moving forward

July 10, 2014

Dana Denis-Smith is no stranger to changes in the workplace; having been a journalist, lawyer and now a successful entrepreneur, she has experienced her fair share. Her latest idea, however, is more concerned with a broader professional shift. The Obelisk Legal Support CEO is currently overseeing the “First 100 Years Project”, an ambitious venture which […]