Matt Byrne

Pay more, perform better

14-Aug-2014

This week there’s more on the rumbling marketing pay row. In case you missed our news story about the £477,000 marketing directors – and the opinion article from Pinsent Masons’ director of communications ...

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Slaughters appoints second diversity chief as it pilots flexi-working scheme

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has appointed a second diversity chief, Susannah Macknay, to assist the firm’s inclusion efforts.

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Clifford Chance's Layton and Norman: We needed leaner leadership

15-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s new managing partner and corporate head are turning around the firm’s conservative reputation by taking an axe to the leadership team and getting tough on partners’ remits.

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Aaron & Partners posts record-breaking revenue of £7.26m off back of Bennett's acquisition

13-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Chester firm Aaron & Partners boosted its turnover by 7.4 per cent from £6.76m to £7.26m during the 2013/14 financial year.

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Mishcon set to turn from partnership to full-equity LLP structure

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya is to vote next month on converting to an LLP and bringing all of its salaried partners into the equity.

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Stevens & Bolton sees double-digit growth across the board

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton’s revenue rose by 10.1 per cent from £18.05m to £19.87m in the 2013/14 financial year.

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Bristows posts 3.6 per cent revenue dip as it plans hiring spree

18-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Bristows has seen its revenue dip by 3.6 per cent in 2013/14, ending a half-decade of strong growth.

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Irwin Mitchell’s profit drops 8.5 per cent to £17.1m as revenue inches up

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell grew revenue by 1.2 per cent from £200.3m to £202.7m and saw profit before tax drop by 8.5 per cent from £18.7m to £17.1m last year, according to audited figures.

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Boyes Turner sees PEP rocket in 2013/14 after ending tripartite merger talks

14-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Thames Valley firm Boyes Turner, which pulled out of merger talks with legacy Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole last December, has reported strong results for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Peter Kalis: Disruptive BS and the false prophets of doom

14-Jul-2014

‘Disruptive innovation’ has quickly become a management-speak staple, but it does not stand up to scrutiny as a worthwhile analysis of the legal world

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Asia responds to a lighter touch

30-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

This week we publish the second edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the most comprehensive study of the legal market in the region

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Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success

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Evolution: our Law Firm of the Year winners reflect the changing times

23-Jun-2014

How The Lawyer Awards judges have recognised the delicate and intricate interplay between culture and innovation as the profession has developed 

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

21-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.

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Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham kickstart search for new City HQ

15-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham, which are set to merge on 1 November 2014, have kicked off their search for a combined City base.

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Harper Macleod joins forces with Bird Semple to create £23m firm

11-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s Harper Macleod is to take over Glasgow-based private client boutique Bird Semple, creating a £23m firm in the process.

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Financial Insight

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2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

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Opinion

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Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

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​The measure of marketing – then and now

20-Aug-2014

Targeted use of digital media is essential for effective law firm marketing.

ABS News and Analysis

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

21-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.

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Mishcon set to turn from partnership to full-equity LLP structure

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya is to vote next month on converting to an LLP and bringing all of its salaried partners into the equity.

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Profile

Susan Maher

Susan Maher, marketing and business development manager, Schillings

3-Jul-2014

Schillings’ marketing manager on high-profile clients, the evolving market and the perils of law firm IT

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The Lawyer Management Q&A: Flint Bishop

5-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Carl Weston has been head of marketing at Derby firm Flint Bishop since 2006

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Further developments for competition in the energy sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 20-Aug-2014

Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.

Private patient units download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 20-Aug-2014

It is widely expected that the trend of NHS hospitals seeking to establish or expand their private patient units offerings will continue.

Insurance Block Exemption — under review download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 20-Aug-2014

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the functioning and future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER).

Road traffic accidents remain cause for concern download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 20-Aug-2014

As part of a drive to reduce the number of road traffic accidents, traffic calming measures have been introduced in abundance throughout the UK.

The ‘IT fall guy’: beware of making your manager a scapegoat download subscription

Shoosmiths 20-Aug-2014

Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.