Matt Byrne

How to survive the “demanding” role of managing partner

20-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

The lot of the law firm leader is not always a happy one. This week’s cover feature unpicks that statement a little. We quizzed dozens of past and present managing and senior partners on what it is that makes the role so tough. Who would have thought that one of the recurring themes would be that it can be “lonely”?

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Simmons' turnover up 8 per cent to £140m at half year

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m. 

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Eversheds partners vote to pursue US merger

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.

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Addleshaws advising Morgan Lewis as raided Bingham set to fold

19-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard is understood to be advising Morgan Lewis & Bockius on its hire of 227 Bingham McCutchen partners, with the latter opting to dissolve rather than seek another buyer.

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Osborne Clarke posts 17 per cent increase in half-year turnover to £70.6m

27-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Osborne Clarke has seen its revenue increase by 17 per cent in the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, up from €77m (£61m) to €89.1m (£70.6m). 

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Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m.

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Simmons' turnover up 8 per cent to £140m at half year

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m. 

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Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

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Olswang reports 11 per cent increase in revenue to £63.9m at half-year

20-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has announced its un-audited half-year results today (20 November), posting an increase of 11 per cent in revenue to £63.9m from £57.6m at the same point last year.

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Simmons' turnover up 8 per cent to £140m at half year

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m. 

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Eversheds ups its game with US merger ambitions

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has the US in its sights, with chief executive Bryan Hughes confirming the firm is targeting a merger.

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Eversheds partners vote to pursue US merger

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.

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I'm a managing partner… get me out of here

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Lonely, a career cul-de-sac, the figurative punch bag, master and yet servant – just some of the ways the managing partner role can be hell. Still interested in doing it? Read on

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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Merger watch

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Collas Crill and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth announce offshore merger

25-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firm Collas Crill and Cayman firm Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD) have announced they are merging in the New Year.

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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm.

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Aberdeen's Aberdein Considine takes on Stirling market with local merger

24-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Aberdeen firm Aberdein Considine has expanded into Stirling with the acquisition of two-partner firm Muirhead Buchanan.

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Financial Insight

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Leader: UK 200 redraws the legal map

27-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession

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Opinion

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Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

17-Nov-2014

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

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SJ Berwin: a promising afterlife?

10-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For both SJ Berwin and Ashurst the lure of an Asia deal was irresistible.

ABS News and Analysis

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Former Pannone FD Anthony Clare fined by FCA

7-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Legacy Pannone financial director Anthony Clare has been fined £208,600 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following an investigation into mis-selling at insurer Swinton.

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Irwin Mitchell acquires Mayfair-based Berkeley Law

6-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell has acquired Mayfair based private wealth specialists Berkeley Law in a bid to gain ground in London.

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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

Carl Weston

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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Riots revisited: making the mayor pay weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Nov-2014

The Court of Appeal has reached its conclusions in Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Anor v The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

Sound the alarm: Milton Furniture Ltd v Brit Insurance Ltd weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Nov-2014

Mr Justice Jay’s judgment in Milton Furniture Ltd v Brit Insurance Ltd is a ringing reminder of the importance of an insured’s compliance with policy provisions relating to security.

Double standards? A lesson in the meaning of ‘business-like’ manners weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Nov-2014

Two recent cases have dealt with the obligation on (re)insurers to act in a business-like manner or to take business-like steps in the course of their claims handling or settlement.’

Brokers’ conflicts of interest: the FCA is in a pugnacious mood weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Nov-2014

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has turned its glare on brokers and perceives a potential conflict of interest among those who use ‘integrated models’ as a means to boost income.

Business interruption insurance: what duties does a broker owe its client? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Nov-2014

Eurokey Recycling Ltd v Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd has provided helpful guidelines regarding the duties of an insurance broker in relation to the placement of business interruption insurance.