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Exclusive: Trowers fires employee for being too smelly
Seriously ... read more > (6 comments)
Exclusive: Jones Day demotes at least four London partners
Public humiliation! Happy new year! ... read more > (22 comments)
The Golden Turd 2016
Bottom three rounded out by a US firm and a PI giant ... read more > (51 comments)
The RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2016 winner
The happiest law firm in the UK is.... ... read more > (7 comments)
KWM left rudderless after trio of senior resignations
If one is unfortunate and two is careless, then three ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Sidley partners ban staff from saying 'thank you'
What a lovely firm, thank you ... read more > (24 comments)
Firm of the Year 2016: The worst managed firms
Confusion, disregard, incompetence ... read more > (8 comments)
Freshfields associate ripped off by travelling tailor
Conman dupes rocket scientist ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Legal recruitment agency invents fake members of staff
And blames rogue employee ... read more > (46 comments)
DLA Piper "Gashgate" partner to face disciplinary tribunal
Could be struck off ... read more > (13 comments)
Mishcon De Reya sacks tax lawyer for child porn and bestiality pics
Ex-Simmons & Simmons partner pleads guilty ... read more > (10 comments)
Exclusive: Penningtons Manches partner has trainees polish Wikipedia page
Multiple accounts banned ... read more > (3 comments)
Exclusive: Linklaters hikes pay and holiday for all
NQs can earn £91k ... read more > (12 comments)
Exclusive: Kirkland partner causes upset at debauched party claim insiders
"Honked" colleague's breast while lawyers sprayed magnums of vintage champagne ... read more > (11 comments)
DLA junior associate struck off for faking documents
It's the cover-up that kills you ... read more > (13 comments)
Exclusive: Fraudsters rip off Burges Salmon website and rename its partners
Audacious ... read more > (4 comments)
Trainee forced to tear up contract after working unsupervised for 2 years
And RollOnFriday has the name of the company ... read more > (6 comments)
Exclusive: Burges Salmon sent opposing lawyer a picture of a cat
Please turn to clause Mr Miaowmiaow ... read more > (8 comments)
Exclusive: DWF threatens ex-trainee with court unless he repays LPC fees
Tis mine, and I will have it ... read more > (36 comments)
Squire PB associate claims sexism and crazy hours led her to quit $400k job
Blows up on Reddit with gory details of rich, unhappy life ... read more > (13 comments)
Exclusive: Lawyer dumped girlfriend by pretending to be dead
Furious mum reported him to SRA and police ... read more > (13 comments)
Exclusive: Huge pay rises at Freshfields
NQs to get £85,000, 3PQEs up to £136,000. Boom. ... read more > (5 comments)
Meagre Slaughter and May pay rises create two-tier Magic Circle
Your sympathy may vary ... read more > (9 comments)
Judge benched after writing "shocking" letter to barristers
Judge bears grudge ... read more > (17 comments)
Exclusive: Addleshaw Goddard in ironic email blunder
Data protection/exposure mix-up ... read more > (10 comments)
Clifford Chance leaves Slaughters behind with whopping pay rises
Associates told to spend some of it on remote working technology ... read more > (6 comments)
Exclusive: Boom! Kirkland brings New York salaries to London
NQ salaries rise to £125,000 p.a. ... read more > (18 comments)
Clients desert firm for mocking parents of disabled children
Even more time to tweet ... read more > (8 comments)
Exclusive: Barrister accused of anal sex intimidation in stalking trial
While real estate partner wife calls his ex-lover a "f*cking chav" and says she gave her herpes ... read more > (6 comments)
Exclusive: Taylor Wessing offers kisses to staff
Most sexist firm in the City? ... read more > (15 comments)
Exclusive: BLP blames Brexit as it freezes pay
Says "political and financial uncertainty" responsible in leaked email to staff ... read more > (7 comments)
Exclusive: Fieldfisher staffer guilty of sex attack on paralegal
Woman saved from IT worker by trainee in ladies loos at firm's Christmas party ... read more > (5 comments)
Harry Potter lawyer 'Lord Harley' struck off
A Blacker day for law ... read more > (6 comments)
Linklaters partner guilty of assault and another indicted for rape
Nightmarish scenes at Munich office's Oktoberfest party ... read more > (3 comments)
Exclusive: Nabarro lawyers told to charge clients while they're on the loo
One track minds ... read more > (11 comments)
Mishcon lawyers threatened over anti-Brexit case
Firm receives antisemitic abuse ... read more > (12 comments)
Exclusive: SRA to look into scandal involving Fieldfisher senior partner
Bad day at the races ... read more > (5 comments)
DLA partner's creepy sexist emails revealed
Claimed he was referring to a Flanimal when he said "Klunt" ... read more > (9 comments)
Exclusive: Simmons & Simmons chops lawyers
“Hush hush” redundancies across banking, corporate and real estate ... read more > (24 comments)
Exclusive: Two more firms blame Brexit as they freeze pay
And Addleshaw Goddard hits pause on partner cash ... read more > (2 comments)
Exclusive: BLP bungles pay freeze and now pays NQs more than 1PQEs
Whoops ... read more > (3 comments)
Exclusive: Trowers & Hamlins freezes pay
Senior Partner tells staff, “reassure everyone the UK is open for business” ... read more > (1 comment)
Exclusive: Clifford Chance clamps down on cab cheat lawyers
Leaked email reveals firm fears staff are taking it for a ride ... read more > (24 comments)
Exclusive: Lawyer claims DLA partner ordered him to "beg" for work
And left distraught at change of tea. And the end of lobby flowers ... read more > (7 comments)
Exclusive: A&O and Freshfields auction work experience to highest bidder
Firms back out after RollOnFriday gets in touch ... read more > (17 comments)
Exclusive: Weils announces 15% pay rise, lawyers outraged
NQs on £115,000 p.a. ... read more > (2 comments)
Female partners livid after colleague brings sexism claim against firm
Not in our name ... read more > (2 comments)
Innovation update: Howard Kennedy blocks computers of its own lawyers
TIme sheet offenders will be disconnected ... read more > (16 comments)
Exclusive: Top Bell Gully partner turns up in associate's hotel room
Claims it was completely innocent ... read more > (5 comments)
CMS Nabawang gets the go ahead
But is it a smokescreen? ... read more > (12 comments)
Exclusive: Cleary gives vac schemers billing targets
And charges its clients for the students' work ... read more > (17 comments)
2Birds lawyers arrested and office searched
Doing bird ... read more > (2 comments)
World exclusive: former SJ Berwin partners in crisis meeting
£35m of debt claims insider - and four top partners leave ... read more >
Akin Gump pays NQs almost £150,000 to combat collapsing pound
Latest US firm to peg UK pay to the dollar ... read more >
Exclusive: Equity trainee reveals his Wall Street lifestyle in Bristol
Doing any better and it'd be a sin ... read more > (22 comments)
Penningtons partner gave £550k of client money to his associate lover
Struck off after blaming innocent 1PQE ... read more >
Mishcon destroys government in High Court Brexit battle
Farage apoplectic ... read more > (5 comments)
KWM partners asked for £14m and a lock-in to save the firm
They have a week to look down the back of the sofa ... read more > (6 comments)
Partner gets basic law questions wrong in excrutiating televised evidence
Watch him get paler with every second ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Osborne Clarke partner in sweary LinkedIn embarrassment
Issues apology to Spurs fans ... read more > (12 comments)
Exclusive: Associate sued NRF for injury caused by partner bullying
Claim against karate partner ... read more >
Exclusive: KWM appeal launched to help staff
As grim details reach RollOnFriday ... read more > (4 comments)
Firm of the Year 2017: Lawyers reveal what's great about their firms
Shock as lawyers reveal their firms are actually pretty good really ... read more >
Lawyers reveal what's dreadful at work in Firm of the Year 2017 survey
“Have you ever had to cancel a holiday while you were on the holiday?” ... read more > (17 comments)