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Magna Carta - what is there left to celebrate?

17-Jun-2014

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice.

Matt Byrne

1-0 to firms but HMRC will be back

28-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

HMRC’s plans to change the tax treatment for LLP members had a big impact on lawyers.

Mark Handley

From Kick-off to Kick-back: the latest Bribery Act prosecutions

9-Apr-2014

Bribery Act prosecutions are growing in number

David Israel

Post HMRC changes, how many employees does an LLP have?

9-Apr-2014

HMRC’s changes to the tax treatment of members could raise serious employment law issues

Ben Douglas-Jones

Contempt is not a crime

3-Apr-2014

A Supreme Court has for the first time spelt out the difference between civil and criminal contempt in English and Welsh law

Zoe Lynch

Legislation must catch up with ‘pension revolution’

31-Mar-2014

Last week’s Budget introduced a major overhaul of pensions legislation. Sackers’ Zoe Lynch highlights the changes.

Richard Fox

Early Conciliation heralds employment law overhaul

17-Mar-2014

A seismic overhaul of employment disputes resolution should be good for clients and lawyers

Marcus Elliott

What is the best use for a fat, greedy, criminal barrister?

6-Mar-2014

Barrister Marcus Elliott makes some timely suggestions to the Ministry of Justice

Simon Myerson

Referral fees and why we should hate them

20-Feb-2014

Referral fees are banned. The Bar Council’s new code of conduct explicitly states that barristers must not “pay or receive referral fees”, and additionally “making or receiving payments in order to procure or reward the referral…may also breach public trust.”

Sarah Higgins

Pre nups are go, but are they enforceable?

5-Feb-2014

Pre nups are big news, but will the Law Commission’s recommendations clarify the law?

UK News

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Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

High Court

Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial

10-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Edinburgh

Maclays posts positive turnover results to £43.3m after seven-year slide

9-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish-headquartered firm Maclay Murray & Spens saw turnover hit £43.3m in the 2013/14 financial year, a rise of 7 per cent on the previous year.

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Macfarlanes revenue up by 22 per cent as net profit rises by almost a third

9-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Mafarlanes upped its turnover by 22 per cent in the 2013/14 financial year, from £114.16m to £139.75m.

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Rachel Atkins

ABS of the Year Roundtable: Variety adds spice

23-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

ABSs arrived just two years ago but their impact on the profession is already deep. In a pre-Awards debate, our shortlisters discuss the rough and smooth of the transition

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Northern Ireland: The low tax dream

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Northern Ireland’s economy has picked up and work levels with it. Lawyers can almost taste the possibilities from much lower corporation tax

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The Lawyer Management Guide to KM

16-Jun-2014

Want to know what the future looks like? Allow these market-leading KM experts to tell you all about robo-lawyers, the use of AI, and the on-going importance of the telephone directory.

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The accountants are coming...

9-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The big auditors are targeting the legal sector again, and this time the mid-market had better be prepared

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