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Best ever? You be the judge

20-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As next month’s Business Leadership Summit and Awards draw nearer one of the topics that will be up for debate is already stoking the fires on www.thelawyer.com’s comments board.

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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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Fairpoint sees turnover rise 64 per cent at half year

3-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has seen its turnover rise 64 per cent for the first six months of the current financial year, largely due to its acquisition of Simpson Millar and Foster & Partners last year.

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Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

3-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015.

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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CMS UK hits profits record following €100m tech-driven costs saving

24-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

CMS’s UK arm has saved around €100m (£72m) partly as a result of its move last month to new state-of-the-art headquarters at Cannon Place along with its business services deal with outsourced service provider Integreon.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

24-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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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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Keoghs in discussions over Plexus tie-up

25-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Keoghs Solicitors is rumoured to be in talks to acquire defendant insurance firm Plexus Law in a deal which would create a £145m turnover firm.

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Dentons circles Matthew Arnold & Baldwin for third 2015 merger

13-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is in merger talks with London-headquartered Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) as part of its international expansion plan, The Lawyer understands.

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Simpson Millar owner Fairpoint Group acquires Colemans-CTTS in £9m deal

3-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.

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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of growth with turnover increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m and profit up 14 per cent to £27.1m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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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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Fairpoint sees turnover rise 64 per cent at half year

3-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has seen its turnover rise 64 per cent for the first six months of the current financial year, largely due to its acquisition of Simpson Millar and Foster & Partners last year.

PwC Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

3-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn 3-Sep-2015

Decision of relevance to international employers who have employees in EU member states.

Employment tribunal fees to be abolished in Scotland download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 3-Sep-2015

 Move could encourage jurisdiction-shopping by claimants.

Human tissue and the ECHR download subscription

No5 Chambers 3-Sep-2015

When discussing consent, the donor should be made aware if the intended DNA analysis might reveal significant results 

Inquests and deprivation of liberty download subscription

No5 Chambers 3-Sep-2015

The format of any investigation could be of great importance.

Exoneration for the nation – the capricious remedy download subscription

Gateley Plc 3-Sep-2015

Equity of exoneration is still open to the interpretation of the judge. 



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