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Clifford Chance new leadership sees both finance and capital markets heads replaced

31-Jul-2014 4:26 pm | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton has appointed a new-look executive leadership group to replace its management committee following a dramatic overhaul earlier this month.

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Mishcon faces £66k damages bill after banker's prof neg claim

31-Jul-2014 3:25 pm | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya will pay over £66,000 in damages and interest to a former client after partially losing a professional negligence case in the High Court.

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Dentons appoints White & Case EMEA strategic head as European COO

31-Jul-2014 2:17 pm | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired White & Case’s EMEA director of strategic projects Richard Singer as its new European chief operating officer (COO).

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Marketing chiefs at City law firms pocket salaries of up to £477,000

30-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Natalie Stanton

Marketing heads at London’s top 60 law firms are paid as much as £477,000, according to a survey conducted by marketing recruitment consultancy Carter Murray.

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Dentons reveals rise in retention

31-Jul-2014 5:07 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Dentons has posted a retention rate of 85 per cent, keeping 22 of its 26-trainee intake.

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Clifford Chance leads £320m sale of 125 Old Broad St to Blackstone

31-Jul-2014 1:39 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance has led on property investment company Blackstone’s £320m acquisition of 125 Old Broad Street from Brookfield Property Partners.

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SFO settles Tchenguiz battle for £4.5m

31-Jul-2014 12:23 pm | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has agreed a £1.5m out of court settlement with Robert Tchenguiz, bringing a final close to its £300m battle with the two brothers.

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Mrs Justice King brings number of female CoA judges to eight

31-Jul-2014 11:50 am | By Joanne Harris

Mrs Justice King has become the eighth female Court of Appeal (CoA) justice in the latest round of appeal court appointments.

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In-house teams grow by 33 per cent in a year as budgets rise

31-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

In-house legal teams expect to be larger and in control of bigger budgets next year according to new research revealing a 60 per cent rise in headcount in EMEA in-house teams since 2010.

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White & Case expands trainee intake as PE capacity boosted following Linklaters hires

31-Jul-2014 0:02 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

White & Case has beefed up its private equity capacity at newly-qualified level following its recruitment of Linklaters partners Ian Bagshaw and Richard Youle, and is also expanding its trainee intake this summer.

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Cuatrecasas sees change at the top as succession plan completes

31-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira name partner Emilio Cuatrecasas has stepped down as president of the firm, to be replaced by CEO Rafael Fontana.

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Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance

28-Jul-2014

UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital

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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.

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Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?

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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.

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Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?

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Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device

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Partnership restructuring pays off for Bircham Dyson Bell

30-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bircham Dyson Bell has recorded stable turnover but an increase in profitability after a steady 2013/14, with total revenue essentially unchanged at £31.3m.

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Farrers sees profit rise by 14 per cent as turnover stabilises

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Farrer & Co has reported a 14 per cent rise in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year thanks to an increase in its equity partnership, while turnover was stable at £50.7m.

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In-house Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

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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

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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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Dentons

Dentons appoints White & Case EMEA strategic head as European COO

Dentons has hired White & Case’s EMEA director of strategic projects Richard Singer as its new European chief operating officer (COO).

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Cuatrecasas sees change at the top as succession plan completes

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira name partner Emilio Cuatrecasas has stepped down as president of the firm, to be replaced by CEO Rafael Fontana.

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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Slaughters goes to town in China

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering

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