A&O enjoys fleeting moment as second-largest magic circle firm

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm. 


Cash: saviour of the universe

29-Jun-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Widespread generous pay hikes for NQs, but US firms focus on rewarding trainees.


Herbert Smith Freehills' worldwide efficiency drive

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has joined the small but growing number of firms appointing legal project managers to take control of client work and fee allocation.

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Lock-ins guarantee Gateley loyalty

15-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Gateley bigshots see personal wealth soar on flotation, but face penalties for early exit .

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Taxis are coming to a summit near you – the Business Leadership Summit

8-Jun-2015 | By Matt Byrne

From 15 June the streets of Central London will be graced by a number of Business Leadership-branded taxis aimed at raising the profile of the September event.


The end is nigh for lockstep as top firms think global

1-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Global expansion sees leading firms consider different routes to remuneration.


The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

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#Judges: overworked and miserable

27-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Four more judges will step down soon, raising awkward questions about the system


At last, the gender balance at the top of UK law firms begins to shift

27-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

BLP and Squires lag, but elsewhere female partner promotion stats look healthy.


Legal stars shape content of new event

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

High-profile board to guide content of law firm leadership summit 

The Knesset: political hub and familiar stomping ground of Israeli lawyers

Israeli elections: another HFN lawyer set to hit political big time

17-Mar-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Former senior partner at Israel’s Herzog Fox & Neeman is running to become PM in country’s elections

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DLA Piper now calls the profits tune

9-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Firm takes the US lead with a thumping 10.8% profit leap.

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Is the Government’s infrastructure pledge as radical as it seems?

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Britain is heading into a long-awaited period of infrastructure development as the Government pledges funding alongside ongoing foreign investment

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India special report: Revamped and ready to go

23-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

While the dramatic split of its largest law firm has dominated the headlines, India is poised for growth and firms say they are in shape to take advantage

LMI company in the spotlight: Galliford Try

23-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. Who are the people shaping its strategy, who do they turn to for legal advice and what in-house capabilities does the company have? 

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The UK 200 Diversity Audit – how inclusive are you?

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Law firms may have been slow to recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce but a select few are now making good progress. Using UK 200 research, we reveal those at the vanguard of inclusivity and the initiatives they employ to rid their ranks of bias.

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Offshore special report: ‘City-on-Sea’ looks East

16-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

It has close City finance links, but international expansion is the name of the game on Guernsey, with Middle East private wealth work beckoning.

Special report: Offshore deals, Q3 2015


Insurance mergers, chunky financings and several capital markets deals characterised offshore corporate work in the last quarter.

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