Belfast

Bakers’ service with an emerald smile

1-Sep-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie follows Belfast services trail but takes integration to a new level

Sanderson

Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

trainees

Trainees: to have and to hold

1-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates

gaza

Lawyers tough it out in a troubled world

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Stoic lawyers who keep the wheels of business turning in conflict zones

watmough

RPC’s next challenge

4-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Culture will absorb management’s attention now the corporate business is rooted

Landmark

Which London sets reign on fees?

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London’s top chambers reveal a stellar year so far with reports of increases in barrister revenues

Slaughter and May

Slaughters goes to town in China

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering

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

money

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

money

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

Barclays

Get used to working together, bank advisers told

30-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Banks get serious about collaboration among panel law firms

postcard

How fortune favoured the brave OC

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

Success of firm’s daring Eurocentric expansion policy silences sceptics

Market Analysis

draw

Building the perfect firm

1-Sep-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…

Networks - net

Special report: Law firm networks – Catching the white whales

1-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Networks are becoming more enterprising and bold in their pursuit of key in-house counsel – the ‘white whales’. Should indies take the plunge with them?

Gas mask

Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

1-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

Sanderson

Private equity: keep out

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices?

trainees

Trainees: to have and to hold

1-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates

the bar

The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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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.

Construction

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. 

Immigration

Job Watch: Immigration

18-Nov-2013

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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