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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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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Norton Rose Fulbright sets 30 per cent female partner target for 2020

18-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Norton Rose Fulbright has become the latest in a string of major firms to announce a 30 per cent female partnership target by 2020.

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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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Addleshaw Goddard revenue up 11 per cent at half year

19-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard’s turnover for the first half of 2014/15 was up 11 per cent on the same period the previous year, rising from £82.5m to £91.8m.

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RPC posts 16 per cent rise in turnover at half-year

14-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has increased revenue by 16 per cent from £38.7m to £46m in the half-year period from 1 May to 31 October 2014. 

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Garrigues returns to growth with marginal revenue rise to €332.5m

30-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Europe’s largest firm, Iberian giant Garrigues, has announced a marginal rise of 0.2 per cent in its 2013/14 turnover along with the promotion of seven to its partnership.

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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.

philadelphia

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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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.

Cat Griffiths index

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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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.

philadelphia

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.

Philadelphia

Morgan Lewis votes to admit 227 Bingham partners in mass lateral hire

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has “voted to admit” 227 Bingham McCutchen partners in a move that will see Morgan Lewis grow to almost 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices.

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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.

Cat Griffiths index

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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How to conduct a disciplinary investigation download subscription

Shoosmiths 21-Nov-2014

Shoosmiths has offered 10 top tips for conducting a disciplinary investigation.

India — examination guidelines for pharmaceutical patent applications finalised download subscription

Khaitan & Co 21-Nov-2014

The Indian Patent Office has issued guidelines so as to bring about uniformity in the examination of pharmaceutical patent applications.

No need to cry over spilt milk: summary judgment on patent non-infringement claim weblink subscription

Walker Morris 21-Nov-2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a summary judgment on an application for a declaration of non-infringement of patent.

Design prior art must be visible weblink subscription

Walker Morris 21-Nov-2014

The design in issue in Cezar v OHIM was for a skirting board duct.

Supreme Court strikes down National Tax Tribunal as unconstitutional download subscription

Khaitan & Co 21-Nov-2014

The Supreme Court of India has held that the National Tax Tribunal Act 2005 as passed by the Parliament was unconstitutional and has struck it down.