In the heyday of summer there was excited reporting of a seemingly significant story for the legal services sector. It had some good journalistic elements which, let’s face it, are not that common in the world of legal service models and accountants. In nearly all media the story was essentially the same - a savvy and ambitious King Kong of global accounting acquires the upwardly mobile inventor of the Spinning Jenny of legal services.

John Gould appears in New Law Journal and delves into the details behind EY’s acquisition of Riverview Law: all hot air, or law firms beware?

Is the client relationship still king is available on New Law Journal website. 

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. John's area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.