Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet


What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell?

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

Wim Dejonghe

A&O's Wim Dejonghe: Higher plateau means partner hires

4-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

A&O has posted record results, but does it matter that the uptick can’t match that at rival Clifford Chance?


Thorntons: Life in Scotland is sweet

27-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Dundee-headquartered Thorntons is on a mission to become the premier firm in the east of Scotland and has just sealed a double merger in Fife to help it on its way.

Jonathan Watmough

Jonathan Watmough and the RPC learning curve

26-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Last night RPC scooped the top gong at The Lawyer Awards, Law Firm of the Year. Here we revisit an interview with managing partner Jonathan Watmough in which he reflects on how the firm has shaken up its client list to generate growth

Behind the Law


2013/14 financials: the results are in


Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

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The power behind Jones Day’s mid-market M&A knock-out

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It’s no wonder that Jones Day’s London office has been on a corporate associate shopping spree over the past year, hand-picking eight new associates to handle its increased workload.


Leeds resurgence equals rich pickings for some

14-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Leeds market has transformed over recent years, with new entrants and expansionist stalwarts generating demand at all levels.

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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing


Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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