A prolonged period of tough trading conditions has forced a rebalancing in the top end of the legal market, while mid-sized players are growing
As Herbert Smith Freehills gears up for a vote on its combined remuneration structure senior reporter Lucy Burton looks at the numbers behind the merger
The arrival of specialist international firms has added another dynamic to the fast-changing Australian legal market
Ashurst partners are set to vote on the full financial integration between Ashurst and Ashurst Australia but it is the battle for the top managerial job that is really getting partners talking.
There’s been plenty of action on the international tie-ups front, but the domestic legal market is slow
Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular.
Slater & Gordon’s UK revenues have smashed through the £100m barrier, with an 119 per cent increase in turnover from £46.1m to £101m (A$182.5m) for the 2013/14 financial year.
A slight rise in business confidence and commercial activity in Australia looks set to thaw out pay freezes and potentially help stem the flow of partner exits that were the mark of the 2013/14 financial year.
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