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The Offshore Top 30 2015: The rankings

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.

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The Offshore Top 30: A healthy wave of optimism

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.

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Special report: North Africa – Into Africa

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Punt Peerpoints the way

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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.

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Special report: Silk appointments 2015 – Why be a QC?

16-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Special report: Referral networks – Davids vs Goliaths

16-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

From the best friends model to global membership networks, referral relationships are helping independent firms to punch above their weight against internationals in an increasingly cross-border legal world.

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Special report: Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?

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Clifford Chance: A lockstep out of time

9-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s top of equity pay lags behind its peers yet partners have so far resisted change. They may not for much longer.

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Tina Williams

How to navigate your merger

23-Feb-2015

Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace.

Matt Byrne

Addressing law’s need for change

23-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.

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Marginalised as a woman in the UAE? Emphatically, 'no'

17-Feb-2015

Western misconceptions about opportunities for female professionals in the UAE persist.  

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The Global Law Summit: Celebrate what’s great about UK law

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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.

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Will the UK begin to regulate Bitcoins in 2015?

10-Feb-2015

The UK needs a light touch, regulatory regime focused on virtual currency exchanges.

Nigel Knowles

Empower the North to galvanise growth

9-Feb-2015 | By Sir Nigel Knowles

Northern cities will need more than token devolved power to become an economic powerhouse

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London

Quindell extends exclusivity period for Slater & Gordon takeover bid

23-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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.

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Slater & Gordon secures Welsh bolt-ons as UK half-year revenue soars to £60m

10-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Slater & Gordon has confirmed it is merging with Welsh firms Leo Abse & Cohen and Walker Smith Way in the latest in a string of acquisitions.

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Locke Lord’s Clements: "We got the team we wanted"

6-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time. 

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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.

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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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Behind the Law

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Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

26-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty.

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Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 per cent hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

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BLP’s new managing partner a much-needed role model for women

9-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

BLP’s Lisa Mayhew joins a select few women running law firms.

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The Lawyer Eats

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St John, Farringdon

26-Feb-2015

Nicky Richmond looks for comfort food - and finds it - at Farringdon restaurant St John

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