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Law firm management – the highlights

18-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Last month we brought you insight on what it is that makes the job of managing a law firm so tough.

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

23-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media - although firms’ online presence remains minimal.

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The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.

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BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg to stand down after five terms

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of his fifth term at the end of April 2015, 16 years after first stepping into the role.

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Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m.

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Weightmans reports 3 per cent revenue rise to £42m at half-year

16-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans has reported a rise in revenue of 3 per cent at the half-year point, bringing turnover for the first six months of 2014/15 to £42m.

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Nabarro revenue up 3 per cent at half year to £54.1m

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has posted a three per cent uptick in turnover for the first six months of 2014/15, taking it to £54.1m for the six months to end October, compared to the £52.5m the previous year.

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Firms on course for a strong 2014/15

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

With six months of the present financial year down, the signs are that the legal sector is in line for a solid 2014/15.

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Taylor Wessing reports 5.5 per cent rise in global half-year revenue

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has announced a 5.5 per cent rise in global turnover at the six-month mark of the 2014/15 financial year, with UK revenue rising 7.3 per cent.

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Irwin Mitchell most successful firm online, but Taylor Wessing is top Tweeter

23-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell is the best top 50 firm in the UK at marketing itself online, particularly through social media - although firms’ online presence remains minimal.

Wim Dejonghe

The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.

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BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg to stand down after five terms

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of his fifth term at the end of April 2015, 16 years after first stepping into the role.

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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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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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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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DMH Stallard to merge with Guildford-based AWB Partnership

12-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

DMH Stallard has swallowed up Guildford-headquartered firm AWB Partnership in a merger deal that will be completed in 1 January 2015.

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Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans to merge in April

12-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans have announced they are merging in April next year, creating a firm with 120 staff.

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Australia’s HWL Ebsworth announces further expansion with Adelaide deal

4-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth is bulking up its Adelaide offering with the addition of six-partner insurance and litigation firm Lawson Smith Lawyers.

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Financial Insight

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Leader: UK 200 redraws the legal map

27-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession

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Feeling the long arm of the regulators

8-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

We finish 2014 with our analysis of the global litigation and investigations market – the Global Litigation Top 50.

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Do you know what it takes to be a firm leader?

4-Dec-2014

What are the challenges facing incoming managing partners?

ABS News and Analysis

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Bucks ABS expected to generate £400,000 profit for local authority over five years

17-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Buckinghamshire County Council has tasked its new alternative business structure (ABS) with generating profits of £400,000 over the next five years.

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Stories of the year: March

10-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

March set up some of the defining stories of 2014, with Addleshaw Goddard kicking of its early election, and PwC and DWF declaring top 20 aspirations in their respective markets.

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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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MiFID2: ESMA publishes first technical advice download subscription

Dentons 24-Dec-2014

ESMA follow-up papers address aspects of delegated legislation and technical standards to be made under MiFID 2 and MiFIR.

Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.