Matt Byrne

The irony of real estate

9-Oct-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Just two weeks to go until The Lawyer Management (TLM) conference and awards on 22 October and here’s some news for those planning to attend the evening’s festivities – comedian Ed Byrne can now be revealed as the host. Cue a collective ‘yay”.

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Kennedys

Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

Sydney

Bird & Bird to merge with Aussie ally Truman Hoyle

20-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Bird & Bird is to merge with its Australian alliance partner Truman Hoyle a year and a half after signing a co-operation agreement with the TMT firm.

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Manchester

Express Solicitors hits £8.7m turnover for the first time

25-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Manchester-based Express Solicitors reported a 21 per cent increase in fee income over the last 12 months, with end of year figures increasing from £7.2m in 2012/13 to a record £8.7m in 2013/14.

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Luther's global turnover up 12 per cent as German revenue breaks through €100m

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Luther has reported a 12.4 per cent rise in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, with domestic turnover breaking through the €100m barrier for the first time.

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Scottish firms’ destiny in the balance

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

One firm moves its money to England, fearing a run on banks if UK splits apart

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European IP group Murgitroyd's profit drops by 11 per cent as US client base grows

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.

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Top Scottish firms boom with £438.2m combined turnover

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Scotland’s top independent firms have pulled out of the recession in earnest in 2013/14, with the top 20 turning over a combined revenue of £438.2m, a rise of 8 per cent on £406.9m the previous year.

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Kennedys

Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

Sydney

Bird & Bird to merge with Aussie ally Truman Hoyle

20-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Bird & Bird is to merge with its Australian alliance partner Truman Hoyle a year and a half after signing a co-operation agreement with the TMT firm.

Panel reviews

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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Building the perfect firm

1-Sep-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…

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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

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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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Merger watch

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

Edinburgh

Shepherd & Wedderburn buys Tods Murray in pre-pack deal

6-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s fourteenth largest firm by turnover, Tods Murray, has been bought out of pre-packed administration by Shepherd & Wedderburn after calling in FRP Advisory partners Thomas MacLennan and Iain Fraser to handle its administration.

Manchester

Former Pannone partner brings discrimination claim against firm

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Several Slater & Gordon partners, including legacy Pannone managing partner Emma Holt, have been named as respondents in a two-week unfair dismissal hearing that is due to begin on 20 October at Manchester Employment Tribunal.

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Opinion

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Charles Martin: Partner performance management can make or break a firm

20-Oct-2014

From a firm’s culture to the nuts and bolts of service delivery and business performance, it all stems from how you choose to manage your partners

Cat Griffiths index

Akin means business in the City

22-Sep-2014

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.

ABS News and Analysis

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Parabis's Tim Roberts: "We're still lawyers really"

17-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Until recently Tim Roberts resided very much in the shadows at Parabis, quietly masterminding the systems and processes that have created the volume powerhouse that the firm is today.

Manchester

Addleshaws installs regional office heads as former Manchester chief quits for PwC

16-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon and Malcolm Pike as office heads in Leeds and Manchester respectively in the firm’s latest management change.

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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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Consumer credit affordability assessment under CONC — are you ready? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 20-Oct-2014

Firms carrying on consumer-credit-related regulated activity need to ensure they are complying with the requirements set out in the Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC).

Changes to the UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 20-Oct-2014

The changes announced on 16 October 2014 by the Home Office to the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route come into effect on 6 November 2014.

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Winckworth Sherwood 20-Oct-2014

A private trustee’s duties can be onerous and it is important that a trustee is aware of them before accepting the office of trustee.

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Wildgen 20-Oct-2014

The Luxembourg District Court sitting in commercial matters has rejected the applications of ESI and RIO FORTE to be placed under controlled management.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the autumn 2014 issue of its Employment Update.