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The Bar Top 30: small sets, big ambition

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.

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Special report, funds: out of complexity...

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The lawyers shortlisted for Funds Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards have shown great flexibility in the face of intensified regulation.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Gateley tests the public water

20-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

When Gateley became the UK’s first law firm to float it gained a lot of publicity. What is important now is how it makes the most of its plc opportunity.

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Osborne Clarke, Law Firm of the Year: Living the digital dream

13-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

This year’s Law Firm of the Year is one that over the past decade has transformed itself to such an extent that it is no stretch to describe it as a Silicon Valley firm in the UK. Stand up, Osborne Clarke.

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The Lawyer roundtable: How innovation can make firms better and faster

13-Jul-2015

Some firms and in-house legal teams have used the resources squeeze of recent years as a chance to redesign their systems for efficiency, using process control methods borrowed from business.

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Is the more benign economy easing pressures on financial managers?

6-Jul-2015

Despite the growth economy, it is still a buyer’s market. And while efficiency remains a major concern, client pressure is changing firms for the better. 

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The Lawyer’s Salary Survey

15-Jun-2015 | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer ’s first Salary Survey cover lawyers’ pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction, as well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations. We have unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and, of course, gender.

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Salary Survey: In-house

15-Jun-2015

Precisely one-quarter of respondents to the survey work in-house – an area that is an increasingly popular and well-regarded career choice among lawyers.

Salary Survey: Newly-qualifieds

15-Jun-2015

Salaries for newly-qualified solicitors are more transparent than those further up the market, since firms tend to publish them as part of their efforts to woo the most talented graduates.

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Hudgell Solicitors 28-Aug-2015

The husband of a cancer sufferer who died after falling from a hospital trolley after she was left alone for several hours has received a five-figure compensation payout.

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UK 200 series launches with new real estate-focused report

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

On 14 September the first-ever UK 200 real estate report will be published, a groundbreaking research project that forms the first part of this year’s new UK 200 series.

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Tesco instructs Freshfields to defend raft of shareholder group claims

28-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend it against a number of shareholder group claims set to hit the London courts next year, The Lawyer understands.

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Tomorrow’s law firm: has anyone asked its clients?

24-Aug-2015

Following the debate over corporate structures in law firms, LOD’s Tim Bratton asks what it means for clients.

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Tomorrow’s law firm: It’s deja-vu all over again

12-Aug-2015

In response to Bruce MacEwen’s article on future law firms, Overture’s strategy director Mark Brandon argues that a corporate structure is not the way to go.

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Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find

30-Jul-2015

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

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