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Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold

14-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Katy Dowell

The magic circle has seen its revenue market share of the UK Top 10 contract by more than 15 per cent over the last decade as global consolidation takes hold of the sector.

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National firms turn away from international promotions in 2014

14-Jul-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

National firms have turned their attention to growth at home in this year’s partner promotions round, with a 15 percentage point drop in the number of new partners working in UK firms’ overseas offices.

London

Jones Day dominates mid-market M&A rankings for H1 2014

14-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Jones Day has worked on more mid-market M&A deals than any other firm in the first half of 2014, taking the sole top spot in the global, European and UK rankings for the first time.

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Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 4:30 pm | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

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Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 12:14 pm | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

Paris

Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 12:17 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

Grays Inn

Monckton raids Doughty Street for five-strong public law team

10-Jul-2014 12:20 pm | By Katy Dowell

Monckton Chambers has taken a group of five barristers, including silk Ian Wise QC, from Doughty Street Chambers in a bid to build a top-flight public law and human rights offering.

City’s Got Talent extravaganza moves to 100 Club

10-Jul-2014 3:35 pm | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Tomorrow’s Square Mile battle of the bands City’s got Talent (20 June 2014), billed by the organisers as “a mini Glastonbury”, has relocated from Guildhall Yard to the spiritual home of Law Rocks, the 100 Club.

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Slater & Gordon lines up England cricket captain Alastair Cook as its brand ambassador

10-Jul-2014 3:02 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Slater & Gordon is set to sponsor England cricket captain Alastair Cook, in a move that will see him act as brand ambassador for the firm.

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High Court

Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial

10-Jul-2014 2:34 pm | By Kate Beioley

Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

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Mark Brandon: UK law is focusing too much on the wrong things

7-Jul-2014

London will fall to US firms, ABS is no big deal, Vereins have had it and the modern obsession with process is a waste of time. Discuss

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Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

London

2013/14 financials: a decade in figures at the magic circle

8-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Clifford Chance might dominate the magic circle at the latest year-end but how has the firm performed over the last 10 years? Look inside the magic circle decade for a clearer perspective.

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2013/14 financials: the results are in

8-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

AsiaPac 150

Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 

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Promo nation: national firms' investment priorities revealed

14-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

UK firms have focused this year’s partner promotions on home, but which cities and practice areas dominate investment?

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money

Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold

14-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

The magic circle has seen its revenue market share of the UK Top 10 contract by more than 15 per cent over the last decade as global consolidation takes hold of the sector.

glasgow scotland

Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

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Yoo

In-house interview: Yoo group GC, Geraldine Mirabile

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When creative maestro Philippe Starck’s interior design vehicle Yoo invited Geraldine Mirabile to be group GC, she wondered whether she would be cool enough. No problem, as it turned out

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In-house: Amcor GC Damien Clayton

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

In the regulators’ sights and with plants on the Russia-Ukraine border, Amcor’s tobacco packaging division needs all the help it can get from GC Damien Clayton 

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London

Jones Day dominates mid-market M&A rankings for H1 2014

Jones Day has worked on more mid-market M&A deals than any other firm in the first half of 2014, taking the sole top spot in the global, European and UK rankings for the first time.

Paris

Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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AsiaPac 150

Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 

Luxembourg

Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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