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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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The magic circle: together but not the same

11-May-2015

In 10 years the magic circle has significantly expanded its global presence but each firm has followed a different strategy for growth

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

5-May-2015

The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist. 

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How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.

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Construction: new rules, election promises and growing project completion problems

27-Apr-2015

The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.

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Mergers: bigger is not always better

27-Apr-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Merger activity over the past three years shows a trend for consolidation, but UK 200 data shows not all tie-ups create a better balance sheet.

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At last, the gender balance at the top of UK law firms begins to shift

27-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

BLP and Squires lag, but elsewhere female partner promotion stats look healthy.

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Passing on the baton to the next generation of GCs

20-Apr-2015

An initiative from The Lawyer and Berwin Leighton Paisner

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Charities law: have your say on proposals to cut red tape download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 29-May-2015

Some pragmatic proposals in Law Commission paper, including on mergers. Take this opportunity to express your views.

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Judicial appointments: 11KBW and 7KBW silks replace Eder and MacDuff in High Court

29-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

11KBW’s Tim Kerr QC has been elevated to the High Court bench to replace Mr Justice Eder, who took early retirement to return to private practice in April.

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Gateley IPO: firm valued at £100m, senior management set to hold £3.2m stakes

29-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Gateley will be valued at £100m following its 8 June IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), according to regulatory filings, with its senior management team each holding shares worth at least £2.4m.

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Osborne Clarke's Berg: "It's all about continuity"

29-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy. 

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Olswang: trouble at the top as management shakeup continues

29-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang may have ended its search for a new CEO with the appointment of IP head Paul Stevens, but changes in senior management continue at the firm with the imminent departure of general counsel Simon Callander.

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

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Listing the benefits

21-May-2015

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.

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You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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