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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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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 

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Slaughters goes to town in China

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering

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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

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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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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

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Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet

17-Jul-2014

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

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Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?

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Which London sets reign on fees?

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London’s top chambers reveal a stellar year so far with reports of increases in barrister revenues

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Stacey Coote

Navigating the e-auction minefield

31-Jul-2014

How law firm auctions can work in your favour.

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance

28-Jul-2014

UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital

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Questioning conditional fees

25-Jul-2014

Recoverable success fees and after-the-event insurance may have breached the European Convention on Human Rights, Lord Neuberger warned last week. Neil Rose investigates

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Wonga-style fake letters means headaches for in-house lawyers

25-Jul-2014

After Wonga and others were caught sending fake legal letters, what are the professional risk implications for in-house lawyers of using pseudo-solicitors to chase debts?

Sophie Khan

CV-blind policies are just one step in right direction

25-Jul-2014

Lawyers from diverse backgrounds are an untapped resource but more needs to be done to achieve equal footing.

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