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Time to start thinking about firm location

6-Jul-2015

Firms need to juggle real estate costs with providing a modern environment.

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Good lawyers relish the challenge of change

22-Jun-2015

It’s not true that the legal industry is behind the times – in fact, innovation has always been a big part of what makes law such a satisfying profession.

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The public sector’s not what it was – it's much better

1-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.

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The fight for London’s litigation world title

1-Jun-2015 | By Deirdre Walker

Lawyers must champion IT and infrastructure innovation to maintain the capital’s status as the pre-eminent disputes resolution centre.

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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

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Listing the benefits

21-May-2015

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.

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You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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Oil industry must turn this crisis into a catalyst

11-May-2015 | By Philip Rodney

The price of oil is not going up any time soon so operators must exploit the situation to create streamlined processes and ditch their ‘two tribes’ mentality.

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The heartache of deception: My son is not mine

5-May-2015

What price would one put on the anguish and heartache caused to a father who had been misled for 17 years that his ‘son’ was in fact the child of a secret lover of his wife?

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More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

4-May-2015 | By Richard Kemp

Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?

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Struck-off ex-Ince partner Iyer launches City legal services firm IY Legal

6-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former Ince & Co partner Nathan ‘Andy’ Iyer, who was jailed for forgery and false accounting and struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in 2012, has launched City legal services firm IY Legal.

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MoFo managing partner: "We're doing this for a reason"

6-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has revealed new plans to expand its operations in Europe following exits in the London office, with corporate and patent litigation practices emerging as the main targets for growth.

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Osborne Clarke's Berg calls for firms to be “much more collaborative”

6-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Osborne Clarke managing partner Ray Berg has issued a call for firms to work more closely together and be ”much more collaborative” to deal with the pressures created by clients with more buying power.

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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. 

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Is the more benign economy easing pressures on financial managers?

6-Jul-2015

Despite the growth economy, it is still a buyer’s market. And while efficiency remains a major concern, client pressure is changing firms for the better. 

The Lawyer Salary Survey 2015

The Lawyer’s Salary Survey

15-Jun-2015 | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer ’s first Salary Survey cover lawyers’ pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction, as well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations. We have unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and, of course, gender.

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Salary Survey: In-house

15-Jun-2015

Precisely one-quarter of respondents to the survey work in-house – an area that is an increasingly popular and well-regarded career choice among lawyers.

Salary Survey: Newly-qualifieds

15-Jun-2015

Salaries for newly-qualified solicitors are more transparent than those further up the market, since firms tend to publish them as part of their efforts to woo the most talented graduates.

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