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Clifford Chance scraps leadership elections in radical partnership overhaul

25-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has overhauled its constitution in order to scrap leadership elections and replace them with appointment by managing partner Matthew Layton.

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Cocktails

From Cobbetts to Cosmopolitans: law firms are 'like cocktails', claims brand research

25-Jul-2014 1:39 pm | By Kate Beioley

What do Slater & Gordon and Tom Cruise have in common? Both make people think of Long Island Ice Teas, according to brand consultancy Intangible Business. 

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London

Mayer Brown cuts trainee intake from 2016 as it retains 55 per cent of autumn qualifiers

25-Jul-2014 10:34 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The London office of Mayer Brown will cut its autumn trainee intake by half from September 2016.

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Bakers, Fieldfisher and Three Crowns among firms to win spots on BP’s niche panel

25-Jul-2014 10:50 am | By Natalie Stanton

BP has appointed nine firms to its specialist legal panel, including Baker & McKenzie and Hill Dickinson.

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Industrial disease firm Roberts Jackson receives £15m private equity injection

25-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cheshire-based industrial disease specialists Roberts Jackson has received a £15m cash injection from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.

20th Century Fox

Wragges' Glee over Twentieth Century Fox High Court win

25-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Katy Dowell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has won a David and Goliath legal battle for comedy club operators Comic Enterprises against Twentieth Century Fox.  

London

Collyer Bristow posts turnover of £14.9m after adding five partners in 2013/14

25-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Richard Simmons

Collyer Bristow has recorded turnover of £14.9m for 2013/14, an increase of 2.5 per cent.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance votes to rejig and reduce management committee

24-Jul-2014 1:32 pm | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has cut its practice group representation on its management committee from six to three in a comprehensive overhaul.

DWF Manchester

DWF posts net profit growth to £25.5m, revenues at £191m

24-Jul-2014 11:33 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has reported a 23 per cent increase in net profit from £20.8m in 2012/13 to £25.5m in its first full-year financial results following four mergers. 

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Singapore

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 9:42 am | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

Mike Goetz and Maurice Allen

Ropes & Gray's Allen and Goetz call time on London co-managing partner roles

24-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Matt Byrne

Ropes & Gray has announced that its high-profile London co-managing partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz are to redefine their roles for the first time since the office launched five years ago.

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Magic numbers

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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Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective

21-Jul-2014

Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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Simon Beswick

Osborne Clarke's Simon Beswick: Cue the next phase

25-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.

money

2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

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

City Gherkin

The power behind Jones Day’s mid-market M&A knock-out

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It’s no wonder that Jones Day’s London office has been on a corporate associate shopping spree over the past year, hand-picking eight new associates to handle its increased workload.

roses

Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

Cayman

Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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London

Collyer Bristow posts turnover of £14.9m after adding five partners in 2013/14

25-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Collyer Bristow has recorded turnover of £14.9m for 2013/14, an increase of 2.5 per cent.

DWF Manchester

DWF posts net profit growth to £25.5m, revenues at £191m

24-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has reported a 23 per cent increase in net profit from £20.8m in 2012/13 to £25.5m in its first full-year financial results following four mergers. 

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Webb

In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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Brown

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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Simon Beswick

Osborne Clarke's Simon Beswick: Cue the next phase

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.

Singapore

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

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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?

Luminita Popa

Special report: Romania – In a good place

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

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