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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?

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Clients’ most-wanted legal services providers

21-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

In-house counsel have revealed the firms they most like to work with. Top of their list? Firms that have listened to their needs and come back with refined or remodelled service delivery models. Here’s their wishlist.

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Hot 100 alumni: Ross Allardice, partner, White & Case

21-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ross Allardice is one of four partners in White & Case’s London office who are helping to build up the firm’s private equity practice.

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The long road to paperless lawyering: document management


As an enabler of agile working and a cost-cutting tool, electronic document management has been a success, but many lawyers are still cautious.

Rebecca Mauleverer

Star briefings writers - Banking


This week our top briefings writers are taken from the banking sector, and their posts include trends for mid-market corporate finance, how economists can help with litigation awards, what to do if a dividend is unlawful, and advice for borrowers when their loan is sold.

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Trading places: Ireland and internationalisation

21-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Irish legal sector is diversifying outside of its UK and US trade links and is now looking towards Asia and Europe to increase international work 

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Darkness and light: professional indemnity insurance and cyber crime

21-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The threat of cyber crime and big law firms’ increasingly global ambitions will shape PII in the next five years.

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Behind Ireland’s technology triumph

21-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

There’s more than genial tax rates luring technology companies to Ireland.

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The Lawyer UK 200 2015: which firms are getting the most out of their property?

14-Sep-2015 | By Kim Tasso

New UK 200 data shows early signs of momentous change at UK legal offices, as firms seek out real estate strategies that ease the pressure of soaring rents, promote flexible working and attract high-quality staff and clients

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Multi-millionaire PI lawyer Winn reveals how to build a business

30-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Across the personal injury (PI) claims market firms are feeling the force of the fixed-fee system first brought about by the Jackson reforms. Profit margins are under attack. 

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China’s law firms are looking for you

28-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing. 


Quit the classroom and get onto the internet


Formal education has its place, but law needs to move with the times and appreciate the benefits that organic learning through technology can bring.

Dr Steven Vaughan

Diversity and the profession: a reply to Lord Sumption


Last night, Lord Sumption, a Justice of the Supreme Court, was trending on Twitter. This, I think, was a first. The furore was linked to an interview given by Lord Sumption to the Evening Standard.

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The Financial List could work for London – if it gets the balance right

21-Sep-2015 | By Chris Warren-Smith

The Financial List should present an opportunity for London to build on its reputation as a pre-eminent global centre for the resolution of large financial disputes.

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How to build a business model around listening

21-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Lawyers are prone to a sort of exceptionalism that they alone are responsible for the client, but when you look at that service in the round, you have to consider business development, team allocation and, of course, technology.

Boris Bronfentrinker

FX litigation: revealing the pressure points


The UK is the next frontier for banks involved in FX manipulation. What does this mean for the banks, the claimants and their advisers?

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