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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

Toronto

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 

Ashurst

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

Israel

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?

PPI

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?

Plebgate

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

UAE

Special report: UAE – Hotspots

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

A maturing economy, political stability and innovations such as industry hubs make Dubai and Abu Dhabi inviting – if you can get your feet under the table

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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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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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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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