Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way
Facing a barrage of swingeing spending cuts, local government lawyers are adamant they will emerge stronger than ever
They’re getting the mandates, and they’ve got the hiring power. Are US firms elbowing out the magic circle on leveraged finance?
It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.
The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery
When a firm shouts loudly about a landmark merger, as SJ Berwin did when it joined forces with King & Wood Mallesons, departures are always likely to come under the spotlight.
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
Lawyers used up their minutes on the latest instalment of the Vodafone/Liberty telecoms struggle in January, while football deals also featured strongly
Two years after the Takeover Code transparency rejig, we ask if firms are feeling the benefit, and comb through recent M&A fees
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The CJEU has given a procedural judgment in a trademark cancellation case, clarifying the ground rules for EU courts in assessing the legal arguments made before them.
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Irwin Mitchell is due to open its ninth UK office in Cambridge less than a month after the firm secured a £60m funding facility from a trio of banks last month.
DWF has raided Pinsent Masons for financial institutions head Stephen Miles as the firm gears up for growth across its commercial practice groups.
The Supreme Court is to examine the scope of a solicitor’s duty and whether they are legally required to warn clients about commercial risks.
Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the 30 largest international firms in the UK by revenue for the first time, with UK revenue hitting an all-time high of $210.6m.
Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number
HMRC’s changes to the tax treatment of members could raise serious employment law issues
A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law