Matt Byrne

Will Charles Russell Speechlys be a winner?

17-Jul-2014

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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Money

Palamon buys majority stake in Simplify Legal Group

29-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

QualitySolicitors’ owner Palamon Capital Partners has acquired an undisclosed majority shareholding in Simplify Legal Group.

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Brick Court restructures clerking team after Deborah Anderson exit

29-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Brick Court Chambers has restructured its clerking team following the exit of longstanding joint senior clerk Deborah Anderson.

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Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000.

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Money

Farrers sees profit rise by 14 per cent as turnover stabilises

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Farrer & Co has reported a 14 per cent rise in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year thanks to an increase in its equity partnership, while turnover was stable at £50.7m.

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PEP rises 52 per cent at Hamlins as revenue shoots up by a quarter

29-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Profit per equity partner (PEP) at West End firm Hamlins has risen by 52 per cent, from £367,000 to £560,000.

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Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000.

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

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London

Collyer Bristow posts turnover of £14.9m after adding five partners in 2013/14

25-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Collyer Bristow has recorded turnover of £14.9m for 2013/14, an increase of 2.5 per cent.

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Rahman

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

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success

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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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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.

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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

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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

Palamon buys majority stake in Simplify Legal Group

29-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

QualitySolicitors’ owner Palamon Capital Partners has acquired an undisclosed majority shareholding in Simplify Legal Group.

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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.

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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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FCA review of competition in the wholesale markets download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Jul-2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a review of competition in the wholesale financial markets.

Final adoption of the UCITS V Directive download subscription

Wildgen 29-Jul-2014

The UCITS V Directive focuses on three main areas — which are presented in this briefing from Wildgen.

Greater certainty ahead for owners of listed buildings weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

Various amendments have been made to the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

Ed Davey launches APSE Energy in Parliament weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

A powerful collaboration of local authorities came together to launch APSE Energy on 11 June 2014 in Parliament.

Consumer Contracts Regulations weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force on 13 June 2014.