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Buzzing Belfast centre stage at Business Leadership Summit

2-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Among the wealth of content at this September’s Business Leadership Summit currently filed under the heading “don’t miss”, few will be more pertinent to many people than the session on new career paths in the legal market.

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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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RPC returns to form as revenue soars to £94m with PEP up 23 per cent

2-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

RPC is the latest firm to post double digit growth as revenue increased 12 per cent, from £84.1m to £94m, for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Olswang posts 7.7 per cent revenue increase to £126.7m in 2014/15 results while debt drops to £10.1m

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has reported a 7.7 per cent increase in revenue from £117.6m to £126.7m in 2014/15, while its net debt dropped 54.1 per cent from £22m to £10.1m.

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Allen & Overy posts sixth year of growth with 4 per cent revenue increase to £1.28bn in 2014/15

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has achieved a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2014/15, increasing its global turnover by 4 per cent from £1.23bn to £1.28bn, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) grew by 8 per cent to £1.21m.

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Herbert Smith Freehills PEP passes £800k with turnover inching up 2 per cent to £815m

1-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has turned over £815m in its second financial year since becoming a fully merged firm, a rise of just 2 per cent on the previous financial year.

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Linklaters reports 1 per cent turnover hike as Davies announces early departure

1-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Linklaters has reported a 1 per cent increase in turnover to £1.267bn in 2014/15, at the same time as managing partner Simon Davies confirmed he is stepping down early to join Lloyds Banking Group as chief people, legal and strategy officer.

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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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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Irwin Mitchell acquires commercial debt recovery specialist

1-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has completed its seventh acquisition since gaining its ABS licence through after merging with P&A Receivables Services.

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Spring Law merges with employment firm Ferguson Solicitors

1-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

West End firm Spring Law has acquired London employment boutique Ferguson Solicitors, giving it a combined turnover of £5m.

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Hewitsons to merge with City firm Moorhead James in £16m tie-up

22-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cambridge firm Hewitsons will merge with City firm Moorhead James after both partnerships voted in favour of the tie-up earlier in June.

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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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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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Knights to open office in Derby after doubling turnover to £20m in 2014/15

25-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Private-equity backed firm Knights is set to open a Derby office in August following the doubling of its turnover to a projected £20m in 2014/15.

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The public sector’s not what it was – it's much better

1-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.

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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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NCTM 3-Jul-2015

New rules for the competitive bid process aimed at the sale of the debtor’s assets.

Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.

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Schoenherr 3-Jul-2015

What remains of the ‘class theory’ following the ECJ’s 1 July 2015 (C- 461/13) ruling with regard to the ‘no-deterioration’ clause?

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Hudgell Solicitors 3-Jul-2015

Known as the ‘duty of candour’, the new guidelines make clear that patients should expect a face-to-face apology.

Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription

KPMG 3-Jul-2015

A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.



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