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Clients’ most-wanted legal services providers

21-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

In-house counsel have revealed the firms they most like to work with. Top of their list? Firms that have listened to their needs and come back with refined or remodelled service delivery models. Here’s their wishlist.

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Darkness and light: professional indemnity insurance and cyber crime

21-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The threat of cyber crime and big law firms’ increasingly global ambitions will shape PII in the next five years.

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Hot 100 alumni: Ross Allardice, partner, White & Case

21-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ross Allardice is one of four partners in White & Case’s London office who are helping to build up the firm’s private equity practice.

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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.


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.


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


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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SRA to battle dual claims over dealings with 'Harry Potter' lawyer Blacker

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The profession’s watchdog is to fight two opposing claims over whether it should disclose details of a closed investigation into ‘Harry Potter’ lawyer Alan Blacker.

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Mishcon boosts real estate group with DAC Beachcroft planning head

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has hired DAC Beachcroft head of planning Anita Riviera to lead its planning team, becoming the firm’s eighth partner hire this year.

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Olswang CEO Stevens breaks silence to insist: "we're in really good shape"

2-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang’s future was uncertain following a series of seismic management and strategy changes. Now CEO Paul Stevens talks to The Lawyer exclusively about international plans, his new team and why a merger is not on the cards.

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Pitmans adds £1m to top line with Calverts tie-up

2-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pitmans has acquired City-based Calverts Solicitors, adding £1m to its top line and taking headcount to over 250.

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Quit the classroom and get onto the internet


Formal education has its place, but law needs to move with the times and appreciate the benefits that organic learning through technology can bring.

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The Financial List could work for London – if it gets the balance right

21-Sep-2015 | By Chris Warren-Smith

The Financial List should present an opportunity for London to build on its reputation as a pre-eminent global centre for the resolution of large financial disputes.

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FX litigation: revealing the pressure points


The UK is the next frontier for banks involved in FX manipulation. What does this mean for the banks, the claimants and their advisers?

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