Charlotte Johnstone

Charlotte Johnstone

Charlotte joined Law.com International as a reporter in January 2023, after a couple of years working on research in the Latin American legal market and obtaining her LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights.

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January 04, 2024 | International Edition

'Without It, Some May Have Left': Slaughters Associate Illuminates Firm's Reduced Hours Policy

The scheme, which goes firmwide this week, offers associates "a real chance to reset their career", said Michael Craig, a disputes and investigations associate.

By Charlotte Johnstone

6 minute read

November 27, 2023 | International Edition

Dechert's Paris-Based International Arbitration Group to Break Away From Firm

The exits follow the Paris office's shift towards life sciences, tech, private assets and private capital, as arbitration teams across the industry continue to be conflicted out of lucrative cases.

By Charlotte Johnstone

2 minute read

September 28, 2023 | International Edition

How Travers Smith Stopped the Partner Exodus

Former insiders spoke of issues around the firm's inflexible lockstep and a perceived lack of global ambition—but the firm's managing partner Edmund Reed explains how these and others matters are being addressed.

By Charlotte Johnstone

8 minute read

April 05, 2023 | International Edition

Herbert Smith Freehills Builds in Real Estate with Ashurst Practice Head

The co-head of the London non-contentious construction practice had been Ashurst's client relationship partner for British Land.

By Charlotte Johnstone

2 minute read

February 24, 2023 | International Edition

'I Wasn't Sure I'd See My Family Again'—A Ukraine Managing Partner on Surviving a Year of War

Timur Bondaryev, managing partner at Arzinger, says that, 12 months on, there is still "a constant feeling of death surrounding us". But he is hopeful of victory.

By Charlotte Johnstone

7 minute read