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Business Leadership Summit and Awards launches

26-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Sharp-eyed readers will almost certainly have spotted by now that there is something different about today’s issue of The Lawyer Management. In short, it’s no longer The Lawyer Management.

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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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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

London

MoFo London revenue drops by 22 per cent as firm revises 2013 figures

23-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster has posted a 22 per cent fall in London revenue in 2014, dropping from $33.4m to $26m (£17.6m) in 2014.

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Axiom breaks cover on financials with £30m UK revenue for 2014

11-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Axiom has revealed its UK revenue for the first time, with fee income topping £30m for 2014.

Manchester

Keoghs' LLPs: 19 per cent profit decline with 4 per cent drop in turnover to £54.9m

10-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

North West insurance firm Keoghs has reported a 19 per cent drop in its net profit for the 2013/14 financial year, coupled with a 4 per cent decline in turnover.

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DLA Piper now calls the profits tune

9-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Firm takes the US lead with a thumping 10.8% profit leap.

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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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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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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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From In-House Counsel to Business Partner Conference: What the speakers said

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

How should GCs manage risk, gain commercial nous and say ‘no’ the right way? Lawyers converged at the inaugural In-house Counsel to Business Partner conference to find out Headline Sponsor of The Lawyer Conference, From In House Counsel to Business Partner

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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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Merger watch

Robert Lewis

China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?

9-Mar-2015

Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

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DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in talks to create £75m firm

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.

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Opinion

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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Invest in operations professionals

23-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Prophets of change in the legal industry seem doomed to disappointment. Over the past two decades law firms have not torn up their structures; rather, change has been cultural

ABS News and Analysis

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Harrow legal head adds Bucks job to remit as public sector consolidation continues

25-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

HB Public Law founder and head of legal for Harrow, Hugh Peart, has taken on an additional role as head of legal for Buckinghamshire County Council, effective from 1 April.

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Parabis expands insurer relationships with RSA ABS partnership

13-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Insurance giant RSA has launched an alternative business structure (ABS) to take its first steps into the legal market, teaming up with Parabis to obtain a licence.

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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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Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.

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From media reports of a Homeland Security report on an immigrant investor visa programme you might think there is a great problem that needs immediate attention. Not true. 

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An increasing number of companies are seeking legal advice on how to manage employees who have been signed off work due to stress.

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Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.

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The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.