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Best ever? You be the judge

20-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As next month’s Business Leadership Summit and Awards draw nearer one of the topics that will be up for debate is already stoking the fires on www.thelawyer.com’s comments board.

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Exclusive: KWM completes "partnership review" with equity exits imminent

9-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has reviewed its UK partnership with up to 15 partners to depart the firm with immediate effect.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

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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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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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CMS UK hits profits record following €100m tech-driven costs saving

24-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

CMS’s UK arm has saved around €100m (£72m) partly as a result of its move last month to new state-of-the-art headquarters at Cannon Place along with its business services deal with outsourced service provider Integreon.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

24-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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Burness Paull staff get 7.5 per cent bonus after strong 2014/15 results

21-Aug-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s Burness Paull has again rewarded its staff with a bonus after a strong set of financial results.

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Irwin Mitchell earmarks further acquisitions as profit and turnover rise

19-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell has announced a 3.9 per cent rise in turnover for 2014/15 along with a 6 per cent increase in profit before tax in the wake of another acquisitive year.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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Exclusive: KWM completes "partnership review" with equity exits imminent

9-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has reviewed its UK partnership with up to 15 partners to depart the firm with immediate effect.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Mergers: bigger is not always better

27-Apr-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Merger activity over the past three years shows a trend for consolidation, but UK 200 data shows not all tie-ups create a better balance sheet.

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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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Keoghs in discussions over Plexus tie-up

25-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Keoghs Solicitors is rumoured to be in talks to acquire defendant insurance firm Plexus Law in a deal which would create a £145m turnover firm.

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Dentons circles Matthew Arnold & Baldwin for third 2015 merger

13-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is in merger talks with London-headquartered Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) as part of its international expansion plan, The Lawyer understands.

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Simpson Millar owner Fairpoint Group acquires Colemans-CTTS in £9m deal

3-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.

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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of growth with turnover increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m and profit up 14 per cent to £27.1m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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Opinion

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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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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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Aspire Law and Buckingham hospital provide rehab to clients

27-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

ABS Aspire Law has entered into a joint venture agreement with the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital to create a service where clients with severe spinal injuries can receive rehabilitation treatment.

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CCI of India penalises four public sector insurance companies for cartelisation download subscription

Khaitan & Co 28-Aug-2015

The Competition Commission of India found a cartel among certain public sector insurance companies in India.

India: DIPP clarifications on single-brand retail – branding it right download subscription

Khaitan & Co 28-Aug-2015

Over the years, the Indian retail trading business has been perceived as a lucrative investment destination by global investors. 

Husband compensated after cancer sufferer died following fall from hospital trolley download subscription

Hudgell Solicitors 28-Aug-2015

The husband of a cancer sufferer who died after falling from a hospital trolley after she was left alone for several hours has received a five-figure compensation payout.

Abolition of DC short service refunds download subscription

Gateley Plc 28-Aug-2015

With effect from 1 October 2015, the right to take a short service refund from a defined contribution occupational scheme will be abolished. 

Public mergers and acquisitions in Jersey: overview download subscription

Carey Olsen 28-Aug-2015

Jersey is a leading international finance centre and, as such, is the jurisdiction of incorporation of many companies listed on stock exchanges throughout the world.



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