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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When management fails: a Scottish tale

5-Oct-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Collapses among big Scottish law firms had more to do with management failings and the partnership system than big bank-mania and ‘Scottishness’. 

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Star legal writers: Company/commercial


Beware loopholes in instant dismissal and contractual T&Cs, find out key features of the Singapore International Commercial Court, and the progress being made for whistleblowers – just some of this week’s top briefings coverage from the company/commercial sector.

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My career story: “I moved from an accountancy role in London to be CEO of a Lincolnshire law firm”


Wilkin Chapman chief executive Des Mannion gives his perpective of moving from accountancy to law.


Survivors: Austria special report

5-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Hit hard by the 2008 crisis, Austria’s businesses and law firms have found a variety of ways to adapt to the changed environment.

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We can work it out: litigation special report

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fear of social media-borne reputational damage, cost considerations and judicial pressure are all boosting the uptake of alternative dispute resolution.

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China Elite 2015: the executive summary

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

For the first time, Chinese firms can be ranked by revenue, and one thing is clear, most of the elite Chinese firms have enjoyed stellar growth in the past year. How?

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