ABS News and Analysis
Slater & Gordon is in negotiations to buy an operating division of Aim-listed legal services provider Quindell, understood to be its legal services arm.
Irwin Mitchell may float as early as this year, according to documents revealing the firm had appointed brokers in relation to an initial public offering (IPO) by October last year.
US online legal provider LegalZoom has gained UK regulatory approval having been licensed as an alternative business structure (ABS) by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).
Buckinghamshire County Council has tasked its new alternative business structure (ABS) with generating profits of £400,000 over the next five years.
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.
Private equity backed Parabis Group has received a further £13m cash injection from its investor Duke Street.
Accountancy and consulting giant EY is the third of the big four accountants to enter the regulated legal market after being granting an ABS licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Legacy Pannone financial director Anthony Clare has been fined £208,600 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following an investigation into mis-selling at insurer Swinton.
Irwin Mitchell has acquired Mayfair based private wealth specialists Berkeley Law in a bid to gain ground in London.
Kennedys chief executive officer Guy Stobart is to stand down from his role at the end of this year after five years in the role.
Kennedys is the latest top 50 firm to become an alternative business structure (ABS) after being awarded a licence this weekend.
Dispersed firm Keystone Law has received a £3.15m cash injection from private equity house Root Capital in return for a 35 per cent stake in the firm’s shares.
Parabis has cut 24 fee earner roles from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law.
Until recently Tim Roberts resided very much in the shadows at Parabis, quietly masterminding the systems and processes that have created the volume powerhouse that the firm is today.
Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon and Malcolm Pike as office heads in Leeds and Manchester respectively in the firm’s latest management change.
If you were still looking for a way to get your year started properly yesterday then you could have done a lot worse than attend the party to launch the Hot 100 2015. A stellar turnout saw a jamboree of lawyers from every corner of the legal market rub shoulders over a glass or two at a jam-packed Royal Exchange.
DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) head of corporate David Collins and head of employment Lisa Mayhew will go head-to-head on Tuesday (3 February), when partners vote in the firm’s first contested managing partner election for 16 years.
The amount that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer expects to pay to fund current partners’ pensions fell in the 2013/14 financial year, despite the firm’s total future commitment to retired partners continuing to hover around the £1bn mark.
When Indian firm Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co splits in two on 1 April this year it will bring an end to the history of one of India’s oldest and best-known law firms.
Clifford Chance has kicked off a review of its lockstep, which could see changes made as early as the beginning of the next financial year.
Lawyers in the Midlands will see a salary increase of around 10 per cent in 2015, thanks to a growing number of firms setting up offices in the region.
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