Business Leadership Awards: get your submissions in

21-May-2015

There is now just over a week to go until the entry period for this year’s Business Leadership awards closes. We have had a phenomenal response, with already more entries across a broader range of legal services providers than ever before.

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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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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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Money

Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Dentons posts UKMEA PEP rise of 23 per cent to £502,000

20-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is reporting a rise in both revenue and profit for its UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) up 23 per cent to £502,000.

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BLP reports 22 per cent PEP rise with turnover up 6 per cent to £259m

19-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) turnover increased by 6 per cent to £259m for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rebounding to £659,000.

Scotland

Harper Macleod posts 5 per cent turnover rise to £22m after merger and Commonwealth Games

19-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Scottish firm Harper Macleod posted a jump in turnover in 2014/15 to £22m, up 4.7 per cent on the previous year, revealing solid growth in what continues to be a tough local market.

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Browne Jacobson’s turnover soars 17 per cent to £58.9m

19-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Browne Jacobson has reported a 17 per cent increase in turnover, from £50.2m to £58.9m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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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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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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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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Merger watch

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

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Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

19-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.

Scotland

Clydes seeks to enter Scottish market through Simpson & Marwick tie-up

12-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Clyde & Co has announced it is in advanced merger talks with Simpson & Marwick, in a move which would give the firm its first base in Scotland.

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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.

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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.

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Foran Glennon gains SRA approval for London launch under ABS licence

27-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff has received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to launch a London office operating under an ABS licence.  

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EY plans Manchester growth around former Addleshaws managing partner

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

EY has announced the appointment of two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including former managing partner Paul Devitt, in a bid to develop a Manchester legal services offering.

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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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Egypt: capital gains tax suspended on share disposals download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

In 2014 Egypt introduced a 10 per cent tax charge on the net gain realised on a disposal of shares in a company.

Digital wallets – the future for retailers download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

Retailers have some key decisions to make if they want to take advantage of technological advances in payments. 

Italy backs the unitary patent download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

Patentees would avoid the need for a translation of the full specification into Italian.

UK water industry – consolidation or fragmentation? download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

Citigroup is to sell its £32bn stake in Yorkshire Water. Who next? 

Water companies face green quizzing download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

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