Speechly Bircham must look back to 2009/10 with an air of nostalgia. Back then the firm pulled off a merger with Campbell Hooper to boost revenue by 37 per cent, to £58.4m. The tie-up also helped the firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) to rocket by 29 per cent, from £331,000 to £428,000.
Real estate continues to be the key money spinner for Nabarro, which has always been known for its work in the UK property market, (although) last year results were up across the firm. Google’s ...
Redundancies are sweeping the legal industry as firms of all sizes adjust to a world of permanent price pressure - and partners are no longer secure in ivory towers
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As private equity house Apax embarks on its search for a general counsel, the sector’s lawyers are abuzz with who might land the plum in-house role.
The crisis among financial institutions has created a dearth of groundbreaking and unique work for banking and finance lawyers, much of it coming from the regulators.
US firms prefer high-status locations in the City; UK firms, though, are getting better value out of their properties.
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Ralph Baxter says adaptability is key to riding out the recession – and he practises what he preaches.
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Turnover inched up at Nabarros by 0.3 per cent for the first half of 2012-13 financial year, taking it to £52.5m and marking a drop in half-year growth.
Weil Gotshal & Manges is facing a €12m (£10m) professional negligence claim brought by private equity house Bancroft over its acquisition of a Slovakian ice cream company.
Former Ashurst global corporate head Stephen Lloyd is one step closer to joining Allen & Overy (A&O) after partners were last week told to prepare for a vote.
Linklaters is to introduce a merit-based element to its associate lockstep structure in an effort to “reward high performance as well as chargeable work” after lifting a junior lawyer pay freeze earlier in the year.
The debate over Scotland’s future has developed with last week’s guide to independence.
European courts are divided over the rights of parents of surrogate babies to take paid leave
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