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The Bar Top 30: small sets, big ambition

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.

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It’s all go in Silicon Wadi: Israel's lawyers get busy

3-Aug-2015

A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.

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After the storm: professional indemnity

3-Aug-2015

Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.

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Special report, funds: out of complexity...

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The lawyers shortlisted for Funds Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards have shown great flexibility in the face of intensified regulation.

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Special report, Canada: merging to survive and thrive?

3-Aug-2015

Competition among Canada’s independent law firms is getting fiercer. Will some choose to follow Gowlings into a merger rather than continue to go it alone?

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Germany peer panel: the power balance

27-Jul-2015

Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.

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School’s out, but not for trailblazers

3-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.

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Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find

30-Jul-2015

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

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Landmark Supreme Court decision has major implications for litigation costs cases

28-Jul-2015

A long-awaited Supreme Court decision that CFAs are compatible with human rights legislation has major implications.

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Wragges won’t turn away now that it is on America’s doorstep

27-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.

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Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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Never mind the IPOs, firms need vision

20-Jul-2015

 Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.

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Simpson Millar owner Fairpoint Group acquires Colemans-CTTS in £9m deal

3-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.

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BLM beats predictions as turnover breaks £100m

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

BLM has seen turnover increase 17 per cent from £89m to £104.1m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth with profit increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth with profit increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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A&O enjoys fleeting moment as second-largest magic circle firm

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm. 

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Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

31-Jul-2015

There is, I am told an unspoken rivalry between local supporters of Trinity, Clapham and Chez Bruce, Wandsworth and there are very definitely two camps. 

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