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

women

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

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

pay

Pay on the rise again at magic circle firms

2-Jun-2014

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

Market Analysis

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

Toronto

Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

Ashurst

Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes

Israel

Special report: Israel – Law in a war zone

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Israel’s conflict with Hamas-controlled Gaza is escalating. Is this a place where lawyers can still do international business?

PPI

Special report: Professional indemnity insurance – A survival guide

4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action

main

Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?

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underground

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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