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Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.

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All for one

21-Apr-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger’s focus on collegiate working is resulting in fewer dissenting opinions on the bench

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Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort

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The trophy lawyers

21-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Why well-connected PE partners are worth their weight in gold

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Students should not have to fill the justice gap

17-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cuts to Legal Aid have seen student projects bridge the gap between the most vulnerable and justice.

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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

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The case for better mental health support

24-Apr-2014

Clifford Chance’s recent decision to extend its trainee wellbeing programme is a positive step towards recognising the seriousness and importance of mental health at work.

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Individualism benefits the bench

21-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

How much dissent is appropriate? In the Supreme Court, which celebrates its five-year anniversary this October, it is a timely question.

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Hiring is the key to capital gains

14-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Until now ‘international’ has been a bit of a euphemism since historically the firms in our survey have always been American. This year, though, the terminology is correct

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Cyber security: the risks and consequences

10-Apr-2014

BAE Systems’ Tom Burton sets out the position facing the world’s top firms

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From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

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Post HMRC changes, how many employees does an LLP have?

9-Apr-2014

HMRC’s changes to the tax treatment of members could raise serious employment law issues

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Singapore

LG surrenders Singapore relationship as Wragges merger looms

24-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Lawrence Graham (LG) has surrendered its Singapore foreign law practice licence in preparation for its merger with Wragge & Co next month.

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DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.

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Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

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SJ Berwin chief on merger with King & Wood Mallesons: "The world has changed" video

31-Oct-2013 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon has spoken about how the client shift from West to East has propelled his firm to combine with Asia Pacific giant King & Wood Mallesons - which goes live today (1 November).

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Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.

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Revenues set to rise 5 per cent across UK top 20 in 2013/14 despite "unexceptional" year

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton, Natalie Stanton

The UK’s top 20 firms by revenue are gearing up for the recovery, with most expecting to see a turnover increase of at least 5 per cent for the year ending April 2014. 

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How far do you carry the can?

21-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Supreme Court ruling may have serious liability implications for lawyers

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Social Eating House, Soho

18-Apr-2014

Nicky Richmond gets cosy with her friends at the Social Eating House, but comes away disappointed.

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