Why I started a family as a trainee at a Magic Circle law firm: ‘There was no right time’

Gillian Boateng is an employment lawyer in the London office of US law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom  From a young age, it was always clear to me that I wanted a successful career. It was also clear to me that I wanted a family of my own and, if possible, I would want … Read more

Johnny Depp’s law firm Brown Rudnick has big plans in London

The live-streamed US libel trial of actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard dominated the internet for just over a month. But the fervent Google searches also threw his law firm, Brown Rudnick, into the blazing spotlight. Now the 146th largest law firm in the US by revenue is capitalising on its new-found online fame by plotting a London … Read more

‘I’m being taken advantage of by my own husband’: I pay all the bills and gave the down payment for our home, and all he does is buy stuff and contribute to his 401(k)

I’m being taken advantage of by my own husband. I have been married for almost 10 years. When my husband and I were first married, he convinced me to stop working after the first year or so, which I regret. A couple of years ago my mom died, leaving me a very small inheritance of … Read more

Tesla Is Set for Settlement Talks Over Musk Tweets About Taking Company Private

Tesla is scheduled for court-ordered settlement talks in a shareholder lawsuit over Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s 2018 tweets suggesting he had funding to take the company private. In a court filing Friday, a federal judge ordered the settlement conference via Zoom on Oct. 3, adding to an already busy month for Mr. Musk. He … Read more

Martin Gilbert: The City must cherish its older workers

Martin Gilbert, the co-founder and former CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, is chair of AssetCo and Revolut Paul McCartney headlining the Glastonbury Festival a week after his 80th birthday is a reminder what an absolute legend he is, and also that age is no barrier. He’s still performing in front of thousands of people and … Read more

I want to retire next year, but I have $25,000 in credit card debt and a major monthly mortgage payment — I also live with my three kids and ex

I’ll be 57 next month and am divorced with three kids living with me. One is 28, she’s working, another is 21 and a senior in college (with a full scholarship) and the youngest is 15 (a sophomore in high school with a full scholarship).  I plan to retire at the end of next year … Read more

The wild, hair-raising ride of a 30-something investor who has battled NFT hackers and dodged the crypto crash: ‘My $25,000 ballooned to $63,000. I was like, “OMG, this is amazing.”’

Vinny Zane has a taste for life — and an appetite for risk. The 38-year-old teacher and father of a 2-year-old son on Brooklyn’s Coney Island got into crypto in 2017 with $4,000 worth of Bitcoin, and jumped into NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, last year.  “It was a learning curve for me,” he told MarketWatch. … Read more

Raymond James boss Paul Reilly bets big on the UK: ‘I don’t have a cap on the number of hires’

It is June 2016. The UK votes to leave the EU. Reports predict thousands of job losses and a severe decline in the City of London. That’s when bosses at Raymond James began the company’s push into European investment banking. Some questioned whether the US mid-market specialist’s foray into the UK and Europe would last. … Read more

‘We do not plan on getting married’: I’m moving into my boyfriend’s home. He bought it a year ago and paid off 25% of his mortgage. How do I get a stake in his home that’s fair to both of us?

My boyfriend and I would like to move in together in the next year or so. He bought his house about a year ago, and he has paid off about 25% of it. We both would like for me to gradually become a partial owner. We do not plan on getting married. I do not … Read more

‘She has no ambition’: I make $100,000. I’m buying a home before the wedding. My fiancée earns $50,000 and has $20,000 in student debt. What’s a fair prenup?

I have been in my current relationship for almost three years. I’m a young woman, 41, have a great, stable career and make about $100,000 a year. I am ambitious and my prospects have me increasing my income by $10,000 every year. I have about $140,000 in savings, and no debt. I am close to … Read more