Litigation is an engine room of firms’ earnings but many clients, keen to keep a grip on the purse-strings, are forcing a reworking of fee arrangements
The hourly rate is fast becoming an anachronism and firms must heed client warnings and foster more flexible solutions, say general counsel
It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out
Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy
Lawyer 2B looks at the varied forms of apprenticeships in the legal market, and asks whether they are really the answer to the future of legal education.
The gargantuan BT Sport-Uefa football deal was all the work of each side’s in-housers – private practice take note
Cyprus is on a tough road to recovery but Russian money is still flowing in, cementing the strong relationship between the two countries
The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful
Costs clarity is the way forward for arbitration
Key equality case highlights future court treatment of protected characteristics
The Lawyer’s annual report into the top 50 firms for global litigation is eagerly awaited by those with ambitions to grow their contentious business.
The debate over Scotland’s future has developed with last week’s guide to independence.
You’re an in-house lawyer outside London. Your usual external law firm is spending less time on you but wants to bill you more.
New research highlights the impact of Government cuts on lawyers entering criminal practice
Kennedys and Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick have called off their planned merger, citing “complex reasons”.
Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham (LG) are to finally merge after partners voted in the move on Monday, creating a £170m firm under the name Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.
The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 report is the only ranking of international law firms by litigation and arbitration revenue and is essential reading for anyone seeking to benchmark their litigation and dispute resolution practices...
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
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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Trowers & Hamlins has seen £10m wiped from its operating profit over the last twelve months and the firm took out a £3m overdraft facility, its LLP accounts for 2012/13 reveal.
Transport is a sector that offers a wealth of opportunities both for legal roles and puns, with government cash setting in train high-profile schemes and getting projects motoring.
Of all the transactional sectors projects and energy has been one of the most resilient throughout the recession.
Few topics get tabloid blood racing like immigration, but are heart rates running quite so high among lawyers practising in this area?
The North West region has seen significant growth in recent years after taking a bruising during the recession. But pressure on costs is driving an increase in in-house and non-qualified fee-earner roles.