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A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face.


UK 200 overview: Combined revenue of top 200 UK firms breaks through £20bn


The last financial year was a record-breaker for the UK’s legal market with revenue, profit and headcount numbers for the top 200 UK-headquartered firms all at record levels. 


The UK Market Register: US firms storm the mid-market

27-Oct-2014 | By Joshua Freedman

The UK Market Register shows the extent to which US firms, notably Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are now entrenched in the UK legal market.

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UK 200 The bar: Flourishing in the Inns


The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings


UK 200 selected profiles


In-depth analyses throughout the entire UK 200 give a rounded picture of each firm’s year. This small selection provides a taste


UK 200 International: Consolidation continues as growth accelerates

27-Oct-2014 | By Matt Byrne

The revenue produced in the UK by the top 30 international firms has grown by 35 per cent, from $2.6bn to $3.5bn, between 2009 and 2013.

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1-10 segments: extracts


We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report

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CMA must rethink online hotel pricing


A ground-breaking challenge brought by online travel company Skyscanner means the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) must reconsider whether to accept legally binding promises.


Richard Kemp: IT will bring the biggest shakedown yet to law


Information will move 500 times faster by 2034, providing the means for cloud-based advice services to take a major slice of the legal market

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Leader: UK 200 redraws the legal map

27-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession

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Women, do it for yourselves

20-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Edwards Wildman associate Sascha Grimm and Shearman & Sterling associate Suzanne Szczetnikowicz like to recount a story about female behaviour in the workplace.

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Charles Martin: Partner performance management can make or break a firm


From a firm’s culture to the nuts and bolts of service delivery and business performance, it all stems from how you choose to manage your partners

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Do no-fault expulsions mean the death of partnership?


Much has been written recently about the “death of partnership”.

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DLA Piper adds seven partners through Mexico merger, as three exit for Bakers

28-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper is to merge with Mexico City-based firm Gallastegui y Lozano (GyL) as three existing partners and their team, including DLA’s Mexico City co-managing partner, leave for Baker & McKenzie.


Neil Hudgell combines with Rapid to form £20m PI outfit

24-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Acquisitive Hull-headquartered personal injury firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors has today acquired Rapid Solicitors to form a £20m personal injury (PI) business.


Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

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An exhaustive analysis of the UK market including every firm in the top 200 ranked, analysed and benchmarked, UK chambers ranked by turnover, revenue per barrister and which international firms are most active in the UK.

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The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends... Read more


Behind the Law


Charles Russell Speechlys adopts Charles Russell career structure post-merger

31-Oct-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The new firm will adopt Charles Russell’s career structure, while its associate training scheme will be re-examined and developed.

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Garrigues returns to growth with marginal revenue rise to €332.5m

30-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Europe’s largest firm, Iberian giant Garrigues, has announced a marginal rise of 0.2 per cent in its 2013/14 turnover along with the promotion of seven to its partnership.

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Young guns go for it at Kirkland

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Next generation set to take lead at Kirkland & Ellis as White exits for Fried Frank 

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The Lawyer Eats


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Nicky Richmond goes back in time to Oslo Court.

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