Editor's note: Pricing matters. Here's why.

16-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

In a market where many firms are posting double digit rises in revenue, there doesn’t appear to be much of a problem when it comes to pricing. But don’t be so sure.

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Exclusive: KWM completes "partnership review" with equity exits imminent

9-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has reviewed its UK partnership with up to 15 partners to depart the firm with immediate effect.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Brodies' revenue grows by 11 per cent to £57.9m

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Brodies has announced its fifth consective year of revenue and profit growth as turnover increased by 11.2 per cent, from £52.1m to £57.9m.

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Ince & Co sees turnover fall 8 per cent during period of challenging conditions

23-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Ince & Co has announced that its turnover has fallen by 8 per cent, from £86.7m to £79.4m last year.

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Charles Russell Speechlys reports 3.5 per cent revenue rise following merger

23-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Charles Russell Speechlys has posted its first post-merger financial results, revealing a 3.5 per cent increase in revenue to £134.5m.

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Withers sees global turnover rise 8.7 per cent to £134m

23-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Withers’ revenue rose 8.7 per cent over 2014/15 from £123.3m to £134m, while its average profit per full equity partner (PEP) dropped by 2.4 per cent, the firm has announced.

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Trowers & Hamlins' international profit drops 96 per cent to £100k

22-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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Exclusive: KWM completes "partnership review" with equity exits imminent

9-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has reviewed its UK partnership with up to 15 partners to depart the firm with immediate effect.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Mergers: bigger is not always better

27-Apr-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Merger activity over the past three years shows a trend for consolidation, but UK 200 data shows not all tie-ups create a better balance sheet.

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Hot 100: management roundtable – Who dares, wins

13-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

The legal market is having to adjust to a rapid pace of change, but there’s all to play for if you’re willing to break the mould. A selection of this year’s Hot 100 tell us their game plan.

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Blackstone hunts for juniors to plug gaps as elite bar talent war rages

17-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Blackstone Chambers is looking to recruit junior tenants this year after losing a number of its mid-level commercial barristers.

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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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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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Charles Russell Speechlys reports 3.5 per cent revenue rise following merger

23-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Charles Russell Speechlys has posted its first post-merger financial results, revealing a 3.5 per cent increase in revenue to £134.5m.

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Magic circle growth: combined global revenue hits £5.14bn in 2014/15

9-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

On Wednesday (8 July) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer became the final magic circle firm to reveal 2014/15 financials. So what have we learned about the economic health of the top tier?

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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Solving the outsourcing dilemma: when to opt for contract lawyers and when to call Big Law

30-Mar-2015 | By Tim Bratton

The specific issues that in-house legal counsel face mean their choice of outsourcer is not a straightforward matter of cost.

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Keystone Law picks up 20 lawyers from Pinsent Masons, Hogan Lovells and Foot Anstey

24-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Dispersed firm Keystone Law has made 20 lateral partner and senior lawyer hires in recent months, including a team from Hogan Lovells and former practice heads from firms including Pinsent Masons and Sheridans.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite sees 12 per cent jump in revenue to £20m for 2014/15

20-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

City firm Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has posted a 12 per cent increase in turnover from £18.26m to £20.38m in the 2014/15 financial year.

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Doing business in the Russian Federation: a Q&A guide weblink subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 27-Jul-2015

…covering the legal system; foreign investment, currency regulations and business vehicles.

Serbia: new law on conversion of right of use into ownership of construction land download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 27-Jul-2015

New law includes several excellent ideas, particularly regarding long-term leasing.

Law on conversion adopted in Serbia download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 27-Jul-2015

Converting right of use into ownership rights over construction land, for a fee.

Family-friendly rights and sex discrimination in Jersey download subscription

Ogier 27-Jul-2015

Maternity leave, paternity leave and flexible working coming soon.

Discovery’s Olympic Games bid download subscription

Goodman Derrick 27-Jul-2015

Paul Herbert discusses the International Olympic Committee’s agreement with Discovery Communications, a US-based global media company and the parent company of Eurosport.



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