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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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LCH Clearnet hires Freshfields senior associate as new general counsel

30-Jul-2014 8:17 am | By Natalie Stanton

London Stock Exchange-owned clearing house LCH Clearnet has hired Diane Bouwmeester as its group general counsel and head of compliance.

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Partnership restructuring pays off for Bircham Dyson Bell

30-Jul-2014 0:02 am | 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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Brodies, Eversheds, Norton Rose Fulbright lose out as Clydesdale cuts panel

29-Jul-2014 2:59 pm | By Kate Beioley

A group of six firms including Eversheds, Harper Macleod and Norton Rose Fulbright have lost their places on the combined Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank national panel.

City

Baker & McKenzie advises as Gherkin goes up for sale

29-Jul-2014 4:57 pm | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie is advising on the sale of the City’s landmark Gherkin building months after handling its collapse into receivership earlier in the year.

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Salaries rise for regional in-house lawyers in 2013/14, new research reveals

29-Jul-2014 3:07 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

New figures reveal in-house salaries and bonuses rose in the regions again last year.

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Fieldfisher hires Bristows partner Grant to head its privacy team

29-Jul-2014 2:46 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has hired Bristows IT partner Hazel Grant to replace Eduardo Ustaran as the head of its privacy team.

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City firms unite with in-house teams to launch social mobility placements

29-Jul-2014 1:03 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Media and technology companies such as Yahoo, ITV and Microsoft have partnered with City firms Slaughter and May, Bird & Bird and Olswang to create legal work placements for students from underprivileged backgrounds.

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Palamon buys majority stake in Simplify Legal Group

29-Jul-2014 11:56 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

QualitySolicitors’ owner Palamon Capital Partners has acquired an undisclosed majority shareholding in Simplify Legal Group.

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Linklaters, Allens and Squire Sanders lead on Myanmar telecoms investment

29-Jul-2014 11:09 am | By Margaret Taylor

Linklaters, its Asia alliance partner Allens and US firm Squire Sanders have all advised on a deal that will see nationwide fixed and mobile telephone networks developed across Myanmar.

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White & Case Paris partner faces harassment case from former associate

29-Jul-2014 0:04 am | By Joanne Harris

A partner in White & Case’s Paris office is facing a ‘moral harassment’ case brought by a former associate.

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The Lawyer’s weekly leadership interview has proved very popular with readers. In our regular slot we find out the stories behind the figures, and what makes law firm managing partners tick.

Nigel Knowles

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.

Money

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.

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

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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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Bangkok

Ashurst and MoFo win roles on CPG-Itochu alliance

Ashurst and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have taken the leading roles on a $1.8bn (£1.1bn) strategic alliance between Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CPG) and Japanese trading house Itochu.

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Linklaters, Allens and Squire Sanders lead on Myanmar telecoms investment

Linklaters, its Asia alliance partner Allens and US firm Squire Sanders have all advised on a deal that will see nationwide fixed and mobile telephone networks developed across Myanmar.

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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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