Speechly Bircham

Measure of success for Charles Russell Speechlys

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

How to tell if the Charles Russell Speechlys combination will work out


Magic circle holds back tide of mergers – for now

14-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

As Top 10’s revenue doubles in a decade, consolidation is driving growth at firms outside magic circle


All rise, as PEP growth outstrips revenue

7-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

OC leads the pack with a stonking 47% PEP boost, as early results show most top firms returning to growth


Get used to working together, bank advisers told

30-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Banks get serious about collaboration among panel law firms


Gender targets are trendy, but they are also essential

9-Jun-2014 | By Katy Dowell

More power to gender diversity initiatives, as Linklaters gets on board


How fortune favoured the brave OC

9-Jun-2014 | By Katy Dowell, Natalie Stanton

Success of firm’s daring Eurocentric expansion policy silences sceptics


Pay on the rise again at magic circle firms


Three magic circle firms bring warm glow to junior ranks by ending salary freeze

Stephen Lucas

Will Stephen Lucas be value for money for Kirkland?

26-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Top-dollar lawyer Stephen Lucas will have to bring home the bacon for Kirkland


LLPs ponder implications of members' status ruling

26-May-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Ruling on whistle-blowers’ rights and member status has LLPs in a spin 


Lost lawyers return to the fold

19-May-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Firms welcome back lawyers as economy perks up


Shearman & Sterling nabs Bridgepoint

19-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Shearman outflanks CC, Links, Travers Smith for work

Market Analysis


Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success


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


Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 


Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014


The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance


Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet


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


Leeds resurgence equals rich pickings for some

14-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Leeds market has transformed over recent years, with new entrants and expansionist stalwarts generating demand at all levels.

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Job Watch


Job watch: Transport

2-Dec-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Transport is a sector that offers a wealth of opportunities both for legal roles and puns, with government cash setting in train high-profile schemes and getting projects motoring.


Job watch - Projects

25-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Of all the transactional sectors projects and energy has been one of the most resilient throughout the recession. 


Job Watch: Immigration


Few topics get tabloid blood racing like immigration, but are heart rates running quite so high among lawyers practising in this area? 

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