Business Leadership awards judging panel unveiled

23-Apr-2015

The Lawyer’s first ever judging panel for the Business Leadership awards consisting exclusively of senior in-house lawyers has been unveiled today

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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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BLP's outgoing managing partner Eisenberg wins senior partner role

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg has been appointed in an uncontested election to a four-year term as the firm’s senior partner, effective from 1 May.

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PEP standoff: Why Dentons is back on the war path over profit disclosure policy

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has reignited the debate on profit disclosures with new claims that its net profit and profit per equity partner figures for 2014 have been reported erroneously.

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Fladgate kicks off results season with 14 per cent revenue rise to record £37m

29-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Covent Garden-based Fladgate has begun the 2014/15 financial reporting season by posting a provisional 14 per cent rise in turnover, with total revenue hitting a record £37m.

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Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

Money

Milbank takes top spot from A&O in Q1 project finance global rankings

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has risen by six spots to the top of this year’s global project finance rankings for the first quarter of 2015, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has toppled from first to eight place.

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Co-op Legal Services revenue drops by a third to £23m in 2014 following regulatory changes

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Co-operative Group Legal Services (CLS) revenue has dropped by a third from £32m to £23m due to “regulatory changes”, according to the group’s annual results released today (9 April).

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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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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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Referral relationships: making the link

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers’ determination to stay independent was once seen as its Achilles heel. But maybe it was ahead of its time.

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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.

Gen Y

Recruiting Generation Y

2-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.

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Trethowans announces merger with Poole's Dickinson Manser

30-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Trethowans is to merge with Poole-based Dickinson Manser, creating a firm of almost 30 partners with three offices.

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DWF announces May takeover of £2.5m insurance practice Watmores

23-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

DWF is to merge with the niche insurance firm Watmores in May.

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Dentons-McKenna Long tie-up: why it took 18 months to seal the deal

10-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is basking in the victory of finally sealing the deal with McKenna Long & Aldridge yesterday following failed merger negotiations with the firm two years ago. But was it worth the wait?

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Opinion

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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.

Paul Lippe

Has The Change Happened Yet?

27-Mar-2015

UK firms might lead those in the US when it comes to change, but it’s coming to everyone, like it or not.

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Schillings converts to LLP status

5-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Schillings has converted to a LLP and will be registered as Schillings International LLP with effect from 1 May 2015.

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BSB reveals names of 15 new approved barrister-led "entities", including one QC Ltd

29-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The barristers’ regulator, the Bar Standards Board (BSB), has revealed the names of the 15 new businesses that have been authorised as entities.

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Profile

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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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The decision to invest in a construction project is a major event for an educational establishment. So, if the contractor becomes insolvent, this can cause significant problems.

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