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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

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Special report: Israel – Law in a war zone

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Israel’s conflict with Hamas-controlled Gaza is escalating. Is this a place where lawyers can still do international business?

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Special report: Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

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Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?

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Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device

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Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

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​The measure of marketing – then and now

20-Aug-2014

Targeted use of digital media is essential for effective law firm marketing.

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Is the Bernie Ecclestone ruling a formula for injustice?

19-Aug-2014

The reaction to Bernie Ecclestone’s German settlement ignored the mechanics of the law.

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Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

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Marketing directors, £477,000 and the great salary debate

14-Aug-2014

High marketing salaries don’t mean the world has gone mad.

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Bonuses for business services professionals are not as easy as they seem

14-Aug-2014

Bonuses for business services staff are hardly simple.

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Thomas Eggar centralises document production and overhauls business support

26-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Thomas Eggar has become the latest firm to overhaul its business support function and centralise its document production staff on the back of its merger with Pritchard Englefield last year. 

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

21-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.

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Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham kickstart search for new City HQ

15-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham, which are set to merge on 1 November 2014, have kicked off their search for a combined City base.

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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.

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Behind the Law

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Climbing the ladder: A closer look at Ropes & Gray's private equity project

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.

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Brethertons appoints new CEO after 28 per cent boost in revenue to £11.1m

29-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue.

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Lawyers tough it out in a troubled world

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Stoic lawyers who keep the wheels of business turning in conflict zones

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The Lawyer Eats

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Signor Sassi, Knightsbridge

29-Aug-2014

Taken to a world-famous Italian restaurant she’s never heard of, Nicky Richmond is distinctly underwhelmed.

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