Matt Byrne

Why you need to be more agile

11-Sep-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Next month The Lawyer Management conference and awards rolls into town. Over the next few weeks in the run-up to the conference we’ll be looking at some of the operational themes it will be covering, we well as the awards categories in more detail.

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

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Boodle Hatfield appoints first female senior partner since 1722

15-Sep-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Boodle Hatfield has appointed its first female senior partner in its 300-year history, with head of private client Sara Maccallum set to take over the running of the firm on 1 May next year.

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Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman confirm merger in $675m deal

11-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Locke Lord Edwards to be formed as US firms pair push forward with a letter of intent to merge in 2015.

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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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Co-op Legal Services makes £5m loss at half-year

4-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The Co-operative Group’s half-year results, released today (4 September), show a £5.1m loss in the 26 weeks up to 5 July for the legal services arm.

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Knights’ David Beech says firm will exceed £15m in 2014/15

3-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Private equity-backed Knights is expected to turnover in excess of £15m during 2014/15 having hit £7.5m at the half-year.

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

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Boodle Hatfield appoints first female senior partner since 1722

15-Sep-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Boodle Hatfield has appointed its first female senior partner in its 300-year history, with head of private client Sara Maccallum set to take over the running of the firm on 1 May next year.

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Document management peer panel: The madding cloud

15-Sep-2014

Document management technology is changing quickly, adding complexity to the efficiency versus security debate

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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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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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Duane Morris launches in Sri Lanka through Gowers tie-up

11-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

US firm Duane Morris has become the first US law firm to enter Sri Lanka by forming an alliance with Sri Lanka-based Gowers International Legal Consultants.

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Slaughters best friend Uría takes stake in Latin America's merging Prietocarrizosa and Phillipi

11-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Chilean firm Philippi and Colombian firm Prietocarrizosa are set to merge, with Spanish firm Uría Menéndez stepping up for a 30 per cent involvement in the newly created firm, Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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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

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Switching sides - from the bar to a law firm

21-Aug-2014

Making the move from the bar to a law firm can be a culture shock.

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​The measure of marketing – then and now

20-Aug-2014

Targeted use of digital media is essential for effective law firm marketing.

ABS News and Analysis

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Cripps appoints Christina Blacklaws as client services director

8-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kent-based Cripps has appointed former Co-op Legal Services (CLS) policy director Christina Blacklaws as director of client services with a remit to lead the firm’s growth strategy.

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Slater & Gordon acquires Flint Bishop PI team in East Midlands push

8-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slater & Gordon has acquired East Midland firm Flint Bishop’s Injured Patient Claims arm, a claimant personal injury (PI) and clinical negligence team.

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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

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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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Shared parental leave: parallels with recent case on paternity pay download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.

Dispute resolution in the UAE: what are the options? Part three — enforcing an arbitration award in the UAE download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 17-Sep-2014

Different regimes apply in the UAE for enforcing international awards and local awards (i.e. awards made within the UAE).

Comparison between the forthcoming private wealth foundation and the philanthropic foundation in Luxembourg download subscription

Wildgen 17-Sep-2014

This article aims at differentiating the respective characteristics of each kind of foundation and highlighting their compatibility.

EU/ECJ: voluntary ex ante transparency notice does not provide clean bill of health for awarding a contract without prior publication download subscription

Schoenherr 17-Sep-2014

The ‘voluntary ex ante transparency notice’ does not preclude review authorities from declaring a contract ineffective if it was awarded without prior publication of a contract notice.

Aurora Energy decision deems discharges prohibited, leaves open question of permit shield applicability download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 17-Sep-2014

On 3 September 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v Aurora Energy Services LLC.