Big stories

MERGER

From Detroit to Dublin

American-Irish merger announced as Clark Hill merges with O'Gradys Solicitors in softly-softly approach to the European market.

PUBLIC OFFERING

DWF heads for LSE Pre-Brexit listing

Law firm DWF is heading for a pre-Brexit March £75m listing on the London Stock Exchange, but partners face five-year lock-up period.

WELLNESS

Art for law's sake

Reed Smith's firmwide 'arts for wellness' month promotes emotional and physical benefits of art, and part of signing the ABA wellbeing pledge.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

IBM Watson talking AI with law firms

IBM Watson Legal discussing new AI opportunities with select number of US and UK law firms, gives notice of big announcement later this year.

BIG 4

KPMG in French 'coup'

President of biggest law firm in France Fidal accuses KPMG of 'coup' against the profession after 130 lawyers decamp to accounting giant.