Sanderson

Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

PPI

Special report: Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

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Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet

17-Jul-2014

What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell?

Rachel Atkins

ABS of the Year Roundtable: Variety adds spice

23-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

ABSs arrived just two years ago but their impact on the profession is already deep. In a pre-Awards debate, our shortlisters discuss the rough and smooth of the transition

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Northern Ireland: The low tax dream

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Northern Ireland’s economy has picked up and work levels with it. Lawyers can almost taste the possibilities from much lower corporation tax

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The Lawyer Management Guide to KM

16-Jun-2014

Want to know what the future looks like? Allow these market-leading KM experts to tell you all about robo-lawyers, the use of AI, and the on-going importance of the telephone directory.

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The accountants are coming...

9-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The big auditors are targeting the legal sector again, and this time the mid-market had better be prepared

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Funding fail: Argentum exits Association of Litigation Funders

30-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A storm is brewing in the litigation funding market as questions are raised over the source of Argentum’s financial capital. Now the funder has exited the Association of Litigation Funders. Reporter Kate Beioley investigates.

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Shared parental leave: parallels with recent case on paternity pay download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.

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US IP giant Finnegan scores triple partner hire for London office

18-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Washington DC-based firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has underlined its ambitions to grow its transatlantic intellectual property practice with the hire of three partners.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner names DLA's Bob Charlton as Asia head and Hong Kong MP

17-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.

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Revealed: Pinsents faces three sets of unfair dismissal claims from former lawyers

17-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons is fielding three employment tribunal claims from an employment partner, senior associate and associate stemming from its employment practice restructuring last year. 

Drilling company KCA Deutag appoints Burness Paull partner Tony Byrne as general counsel

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has sourced its latest general counsel from the ranks of Scotland’s Burness Paull, appointing Tony Byrne to the role this week.

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UK Opinion

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Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

YEW JULIAN

Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

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Mark Brandon: The cultural costs of those sky-high salaries

4-Aug-2014

Why is lawyers’ pay so high? Not because it benefits the business, say the stats

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