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Star legal writers in the employment sector

26-May-2015

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. 

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Star legal writers in the IT, data and privacy sector

18-May-2015

This week’s pick of top writers from TheLawyer.com’s IT, data and privacy briefings

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Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

18-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.

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The magic circle: together but not the same

11-May-2015

In 10 years the magic circle has significantly expanded its global presence but each firm has followed a different strategy for growth

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The Czech and Slovakian markets take a local turn

11-May-2015

Czech and Slovakian firms are in high demand but the internationals have found the market

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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Listing the benefits

21-May-2015

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.

Scales of justice

Dodd Frank comes to Hounslow

19-May-2015

Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation

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The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think

18-May-2015

To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?

Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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Manchester

Cartwright King moves North West through Garstangs merger

28-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Cartwright King has announced it has merged with Garstangs Burrows Bussin as the firm looks to gain a presence in the North West.

birmingham

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

Baltics

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

19-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.

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This 80+ page report explores how to launch, grow and succeed in London. Which firms have launched recently, which have grown rapidly since launching and which have been most successful in building a business in the UK?

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Behind the Law

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Olswang: trouble at the top as management shakeup continues

29-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang may have ended its search for a new CEO with the appointment of IP head Paul Stevens, but changes in senior management continue at the firm with the imminent departure of general counsel Simon Callander.

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Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

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Antidote, W1

29-May-2015

Nicky Richmond finds the perfect antidote for a booking disappointment at the tiny, but excellent, Antidote.

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