Lawyer Monthly December 2021 Edition

Edited by Oliver Sullivan

From The Editor

The year is drawing to a close, and we are all looking forward to the promise of 2022 as the weather turns frigid – but there is still a good deal to catch up on in the legal space before then!

Earlier this month, Lawyer Monthly had the privilege of attending LegalEx 2021 in London. In addition to speaking with many of our readers face-to-face, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with both Robert Rinder on the UK’s legal aid crisis and Alexandra Marks on her remarkable career development from solicitor to deputy high court judge. Both of these interviews can be found in this month’s edition, and they are well worth a read.

Following the success of last month’s Intellectual Property focus, this December edition also features a spotlight on mediation and arbitration. We hear from the likes of Fieldfisher partner Ann Benzimra on the potential dangers of making mediation compulsory, as well as Teynier Pic partner Sara Nadeau-Séguin on the most crucial aspects
of investment arbitration. All these features and more can be found in Lawyer Monthly this month.

In addition to the monthly news, lawyer moves and M&A roundup, we also have a host of articles related to ongoing and emerging stories in the legal sphere. Ranging from an analysis of the Rust set shooting to a look at the growing threat ransomware poses to law firms, we are confident that this month’s magazine will contain something of interest for everyone.

We hope you enjoy this edition!