Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.
Clients are getting more demanding about how their legal advisers manage data, meaning that law firms are having to give serious consideration to data security.
UK competition lawyers have a new regulator and new rules to follow when handling mergers. Is it ‘business as usual’ as the old OFT and CC promised?
The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.
Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.
An explosion in investor interest has international firms lining up for a share of the African market, but legal systems are straining to keep pace with change.
As the UK contract lawyers market goes into overdrive, the CEO of A&O’s flexible resourcing arm is staying ahead of the curve – watch out world.
As 93 newly-appointed QCs celebrate this week, we talk to seven of the successful applicants to find out what has driven them to go for silk.
The law may traditionally be blind, but today’s firms should carefully consider their ethical stance when choosing which companies to act for.
Are you reading this while snugly ensconced in your warehouse-sized corner office? Does that make you a dinosaur? Yep, probably.
Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace.
This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.
Western misconceptions about opportunities for female professionals in the UAE persist.
Next week one of the biggest legal market events of the year will roll into London. It should be good – it’s been 800 years in the making.
DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.
Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.
Aim-listed ABS Quindell has extended the exclusivity period relating to Slater & Gordon’s potential acquisition of its professional services division to 31 March 2015.
The Lawyer’s new Southeast Asia Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the local firms that are leading the way in the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.
The Lawyer’s new Doing business in the Arab world report provides key insight into MENA’s legal market from those who have first-hand experience in the region, including both international and domestic law firms and in-house counsel... Read more
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So Berwin Leighton Paisner has been caught massaging its retention stats. Is it really such a big deal?
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Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has reported a 3 per cent rise in turnover for the 2014 financial year, with revenues increasing from €248m to €255.4m (£185.5m).