15 August 2011
Here is the news: Big Law is doing fine. Factory Law is doing even better. This special edition of The Lawyer is a preview of The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2011, published next month.
Sovereign wealth funds’ investments are based not on politics but sound economic factors, say Dale Gabbert and Olivier s’Jacob
Fund arrangements are being forced to become more flexible as the investors start to call the shots, says Bridget Barker
Iceland is making a glacial recovery after the devastating 2008 financial crisis. Dale McEwan reports
BLP and SJ Berwin shine; Stephenson Harwood in new leap forward.
Volume houses are driving the delivery of legal services, says Katy Dowell
As well as turnover increasing, the top 20 firms have also maintained their margins. Joanne Harris reports
Northern and Midlands outfits overtake Southern firms as they recover after slump. Caroline Butcher reports
Leading chambers are learning to live with rate pressures and demands for more direct access, says Katy Dowell
Litigation powerhouse homes in on £80m target without resorting to merger. Joanne Harris reports
?The increased integration of firms poses problems with ranking them by revenue, explains Matt Byrne
Cold public sector winds buffet Trowers as profit plunges at Clarke Willmott.
Largest membership since 2008 as Ashurst reappears and Clydes joins
The Bribery Act - bored of it yet? Mina Anand, an associate at Indian firm Surana & Surana International Attorneys in Chennai, certainly isn’t. In fact, Mina is so impressed/worried/delighted about the act that she’s penned a poem.