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Wragges won’t turn away now that it is on America’s doorstep

27-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.

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Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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Never mind the IPOs, firms need vision

20-Jul-2015

 Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.

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The uncertain boundaries of legal professional privilege

14-Jul-2015

Lawyers are not protected by privilege when giving informal advice

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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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Shoosmiths fails to reverse pay cuts despite boasting £100m turnover

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Shoosmiths will not be reversing the voluntary pay cuts taken by its staff in 2009 despite the firm announcing its turnover had reached £102m last year.

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Wedlake Bell goes open-plan as revenue passes £30m

29-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Wedlake Bell has recorded revenue of £31.3m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Four High Court judges elevated to Court of Appeal

29-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Judicial Appointments Commission has named four new Court of Appeal (CoA) judges, including two with less than 10 years’ experience on the bench.

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Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Gateley tests the public water

20-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

When Gateley became the UK’s first law firm to float it gained a lot of publicity. What is important now is how it makes the most of its plc opportunity.

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Osborne Clarke, Law Firm of the Year: Living the digital dream

13-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

This year’s Law Firm of the Year is one that over the past decade has transformed itself to such an extent that it is no stretch to describe it as a Silicon Valley firm in the UK. Stand up, Osborne Clarke.

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The Lawyer roundtable: How innovation can make firms better and faster

13-Jul-2015

Some firms and in-house legal teams have used the resources squeeze of recent years as a chance to redesign their systems for efficiency, using process control methods borrowed from business.

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