Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.
A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.
Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.
The lawyers shortlisted for Funds Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards have shown great flexibility in the face of intensified regulation.
Competition among Canada’s independent law firms is getting fiercer. Will some choose to follow Gowlings into a merger rather than continue to go it alone?
When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.
Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.
Local firms in Germany are working in an increasingly competitve market with good dealflow.
Following the debate over corporate structures in law firms, LOD’s Tim Bratton asks what it means for clients.
In response to Bruce MacEwen’s article on future law firms, Overture’s strategy director Mark Brandon argues that a corporate structure is not the way to go.
Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.
Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.
A long-awaited Supreme Court decision that CFAs are compatible with human rights legislation has major implications.
Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.
Keoghs Solicitors is rumoured to be in talks to acquire defendant insurance firm Plexus Law in a deal which would create a £145m turnover firm.
Dentons is in merger talks with London-headquartered Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) as part of its international expansion plan, The Lawyer understands.
The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.
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Behind the Law
DLA Piper’s South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr pulled out of the relationship after it became apparent that partners would be forced into giving up control of the firm, chief executive Brent Williams has revealed.
The Lawyer Management
Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.
After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm.