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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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

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Debt: Red lines

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Joanne Harris

Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way

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Public sector roundtable: Authority figures

24-Mar-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Facing a barrage of swingeing spending cuts, local government lawyers are adamant they will emerge stronger than ever

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Leveraged finance: has the British lion lost its roar?

17-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

They’re getting the mandates, and they’ve got the hiring power. Are US firms elbowing out the magic circle on leveraged finance?

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Barclays ready for battle over Dewey debts

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.

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Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial

10-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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Maclays posts positive turnover results to £43.3m after seven-year slide

9-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish-headquartered firm Maclay Murray & Spens saw turnover hit £43.3m in the 2013/14 financial year, a rise of 7 per cent on the previous year.

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Macfarlanes revenue up by 22 per cent as net profit rises by almost a third

9-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Mafarlanes upped its turnover by 22 per cent in the 2013/14 financial year, from £114.16m to £139.75m.

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Magna Carta - what is there left to celebrate?

17-Jun-2014

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.

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1-0 to firms but HMRC will be back

28-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

HMRC’s plans to change the tax treatment for LLP members had a big impact on lawyers.

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From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

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