The legal industry news cycle is just like any other. At certain times, certain subjects become more interesting, and the spotlight turns to them. Catalysts for this moment in the glare include, but aren’t limited to: partners leaving/ joining; major transformative news (mergers); financial issues (whether perceived or actual), and scandals. 

The past week has thrown up several of the above incidents, with some firms like Travers Smith and Ince remaining in the spotlight that has shone on them in recent weeks, while others, such as Baker McKenzie and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, are new entrants onstage.