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The big news this week is the decision of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham yesterday to vote in favour of merging and create a £135m firm with 170 partners. But how many business services staff will there be?

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Speechly Bircham

Charles Russell and Speechly partners vote today on £126m merger

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners are going to the polls today (16 July), to cast their votes on their potential £126m merger between the firms.

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DWF has reported a 23 per cent increase in net profit from £20.8m in 2012/13 to £25.5m in its first full-year financial results following four mergers. 

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Freeths sets out stall to double turnover by 2020 after expansive year

24-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Freeths (formerly Freeth Cartwright) is targeting further mergers in a bid to become a £100m business after the integration of Oxford firm Henmans took turnover to £49.9m for the last financial year.

Money

Shakespeares' staff share £700k bonus pot after firm hits £50m target

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has divided a £700,000 bonus pool between 661 staff after hitting a £50m revenue target set by chief executive Paul Wilson.

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Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

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Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

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‘Disruptive innovation’ has quickly become a management-speak staple, but it does not stand up to scrutiny as a worthwhile analysis of the legal world

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Asia responds to a lighter touch

30-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

This week we publish the second edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the most comprehensive study of the legal market in the region

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Evolution: our Law Firm of the Year winners reflect the changing times

23-Jun-2014

How The Lawyer Awards judges have recognised the delicate and intricate interplay between culture and innovation as the profession has developed 

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Merger watch

Speechly

Charles Russell and Speechly partners say yes to £135m merger

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Partners at Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham have today voted favour of merging their firms to create a £135m firm with 170 partners.

Speechly Bircham

Charles Russell and Speechly partners vote today on £126m merger

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners are going to the polls today (16 July), to cast their votes on their potential £126m merger between the firms.

money

Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold

14-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

The magic circle has seen its revenue market share of the UK top 10 firms contract by more than 15 per cent over the last decade as global consolidation takes hold of the sector.

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Financial Insight

money

2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

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Opinion

Tim Heywood

How well informed is your firm?

17-Jul-2014

Failing to manage your information properly can have a negative impact on the bottom line. What are you doing about it?

Kalis2014

Peter Kalis: Disruptive BS and the false prophets of doom

14-Jul-2014

‘Disruptive innovation’ has quickly become a management-speak staple, but it does not stand up to scrutiny as a worthwhile analysis of the legal world

ABS News and Analysis

money

Industrial disease firm Roberts Jackson receives £15m private equity injection

25-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cheshire-based industrial disease specialists Roberts Jackson has received a £15m cash injection from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.

Rachel Atkins

ABS of the Year Roundtable: Variety adds spice

23-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

ABSs arrived just two years ago but their impact on the profession is already deep. In a pre-Awards debate, our shortlisters discuss the rough and smooth of the transition

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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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