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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

Business Leadership

Business Leadership Guide: meet the pace-setters

22-Jun-2015

Clear trends have emerged from this year’s Business Leadership survey. In-house legal teams confirm they are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less but the drive to embrace innovation remains elusive.

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Business Leadership Guide 2015 peer panel: the risk business

22-Jun-2015

Our specialist panel discusses the key issues in risk management, including how it can be used by firms to gain a competitive edge, and the biggest risk-related challenges currently facing firms and clients

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Southern exposure: Latin America and investor interest

22-Jun-2015

Latin America is an area of immense interest for investors, especially from the US, and this is translating into work for lawyers.

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Star legal writers in the intellectual property sector

22-Jun-2015

This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the intellectual property arena. Read on for details on the new IP Act 2014, whether Pharrell Williams has been misjudged and dealing with the rush of applications to trademark ‘Je suis Charlie’

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How professional indemnity shapes up in exceptional circumstances

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

PI insurance does not cover parties for all eventualities.

The Lawyer Salary Survey 2015

The Lawyer’s Salary Survey

15-Jun-2015 | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer ’s first Salary Survey cover lawyers’ pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction, as well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations. We have unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and, of course, gender.

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Innovation in law firms – where is it?

1-Jul-2015

Firms that let talented, tech-savvy thinkers go are losing out to New Law upstarts that are deploying hardcore R&D to break down barriers 

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Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.

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Calm down: it’s only the Civil Code

24-Jun-2015

As students of French history will know, down the years the summer months in Paris have echoed to the sound of revolution.

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Good lawyers relish the challenge of change

22-Jun-2015

It’s not true that the legal industry is behind the times – in fact, innovation has always been a big part of what makes law such a satisfying profession.

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In-housers at home in the comfort zone

22-Jun-2015 | By Matt Byrne

If you work in-house, are you frustrated by the uninspiring service or lack of innovation your external legal services providers offer you?

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Gender pay gap is down to more than a dearth of women at the top

15-Jun-2015

Our salary survey attracted more than 6,000 responses.

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Merger mania

Irwin Mitchell acquires commercial debt recovery specialist

1-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has completed its seventh acquisition since gaining its ABS licence through after merging with P&A Receivables Services.

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Spring Law merges with employment firm Ferguson Solicitors

1-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

West End firm Spring Law has acquired London employment boutique Ferguson Solicitors, giving it a combined turnover of £5m.

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Hewitsons to merge with City firm Moorhead James in £16m tie-up

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cambridge firm Hewitsons will merge with City firm Moorhead James after both partnerships voted in favour of the tie-up earlier in June.

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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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The European 100 ranks the largest 100 independent European firms by revenue and the 30 biggest international firms by their European headcount. We look at metrics such as leverage, female partnership proportion, and track the growth of the European 100 across the time period for which we have data... Read more


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Behind the Law

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Belfast boom blazing trail for new legal market careers

2-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Over the last few weeks the attraction of Belfast as a hub for legal services has been underlined in bold.

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RPC returns to form as revenue soars to £94m with PEP up 23 per cent

2-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

RPC is the latest firm to post double digit growth as revenue increased 12 per cent, from £84.1m to £94m, for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Notebook

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Cash: saviour of the universe

29-Jun-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Widespread generous pay hikes for NQs, but US firms focus on rewarding trainees.

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The Lawyer Eats

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Amaya, Belgravia

3-Jul-2015

I feel like I’m five, says C, waving his arms high in the air and simulating an exaggerated knife and fork movement. The chairs in the raised section of the restaurant are too low or the tables are too high, it doesn’t matter which.

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