Matt Byrne

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards call for entry

9-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Legal market innovations in legal services, process and delivery, they just keep on coming. If you don’t believe us then you need to read this week’s special report on knowledge management, which details the strides made by firms such as Pinsent Masons, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Baker & McKenzie and Allen & Overy.

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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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Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

Money

Milbank takes top spot from A&O in Q1 project finance global rankings

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has risen by six spots to the top of this year’s global project finance rankings for the first quarter of 2015, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has toppled from first to eight place.

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Co-op Legal Services revenue drops by a third to £23m in 2014 following regulatory changes

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Co-operative Group Legal Services (CLS) revenue has dropped by a third from £32m to £23m due to “regulatory changes”, according to the group’s annual results released today (9 April).

Money

Squire Patton Boggs reports 12 per cent hike in year-end financials

31-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has posted a 12.3 per cent hike in revenue to $870.5m (£589m) in its first year-end results as a merged firm, with UK revenue growing by 1.8 per cent from $160m to $163m.

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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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Hot 100: management roundtable – Who dares, wins

13-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

The legal market is having to adjust to a rapid pace of change, but there’s all to play for if you’re willing to break the mould. A selection of this year’s Hot 100 tell us their game plan.

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Referral relationships: making the link

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers’ determination to stay independent was once seen as its Achilles heel. But maybe it was ahead of its time.

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Solving the outsourcing dilemma: when to opt for contract lawyers and when to call Big Law

30-Mar-2015 | By Tim Bratton

The specific issues that in-house legal counsel face mean their choice of outsourcer is not a straightforward matter of cost.

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Hot 100: management roundtable – Who dares, wins

13-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

The legal market is having to adjust to a rapid pace of change, but there’s all to play for if you’re willing to break the mould. A selection of this year’s Hot 100 tell us their game plan.

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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.

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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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Merger watch

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Dentons-McKenna Long tie-up: why it took 18 months to seal the deal

10-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is basking in the victory of finally sealing the deal with McKenna Long & Aldridge yesterday following failed merger negotiations with the firm two years ago. But was it worth the wait?

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Dentons continues expansion with McKenna Long merger

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons and US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge have confirmed plans to merge this year, 18 months after previous negotiations between the firms fell through.

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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Opinion

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Solving the outsourcing dilemma: when to opt for contract lawyers and when to call Big Law

30-Mar-2015 | By Tim Bratton

The specific issues that in-house legal counsel face mean their choice of outsourcer is not a straightforward matter of cost.

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.

ABS News and Analysis

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Mishcon appoints first non-lawyer to partnership in wake of ABS licence

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has promoted the first non-lawyer to its partnership, chief operating officer (COO) Bambos Georgiou, two months after its ABS licence was approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).

London

Cahill Gordon & Reindel hires first UK-qualified partner and gains ABS licence

10-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cahill Gordon & Reindel has hired Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Kelly to build its London litigation practice, as the firm becomes the first US outfit to be licensed by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) as an ABS.

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Profile

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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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…and will substantially change the economic environment in the country.

Australia: court clips anti-corruption commission’s wings download subscription

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The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) does not have power to investigate allegations that Ms Cunneen counselled a person to lie to police.

Loss determinations in Canada: no time like the present download subscription

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…and the present is no time to request a loss determination.

Funds update: AIFMD implementation under fire; European agreement on beneficial ownership registers; and more download subscription

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Also: new Jersey accounts documentation and recent case law.

Split reversions: the potential pitfalls download subscription

Shoosmiths 17-Apr-2015

The unilateral actions of one landlord could spark a chain of events that determines the entire lease

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