ABS News and Analysis
Slater & Gordon has confirmed to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) that a sale agreement for £33m has been made with Pannone.
Yorkshire-based ABS Minster Law is to launch a London office of 30 people in the City.
Former Harbotte & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson has left Fladgate to join Keystone Law.
The London Boroughs of Barnet and Harrow have entered a partnership agreement with Bevan Brittan as the two councils become the first local authority to apply for an ABS licence.
Bristol-based firm Lyons Davidson expects to make 50 redundancies despite securing a number of recent high-profile alternative business structure (ABS) tie-ups.
Irwin Mitchell has acquired Manchester personal injury boutique McCool Patterson Hemsi (MPH) Solicitors.
The AA has become the latest high-street company to be granted an ABS licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after launching a joint venture with Bristol-based Lyons Davidson.
The Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) bar panel review has come to a close, with 20 sets of chambers winning appointments.
ABS NewLaw Solicitors is expanding its Cardiff office with 86 jobs ranging from new law graduates to experienced litigators, supported by a Welsh Government subsidy.
Pannone partners have voted in favour of the proposed sell-off of the firm’s consumer business to Slater & Gordon.
ABS Brilliant Law has completed a private fundraising as part of growth plan to extend its services.
Irwin Mitchell is closing in on a deal with an unnamed Spanish firm which will determine the future of its Spanish subsidiary, Irwin Mitchell Abogados.
Slater & Gordon is circling Manchester-based Pannone with the intention of making the firm’s consumer business its next strategic acquisition.
Keystone Law has closed its 14-month recruitment drive with the addition of a final eight lawyers into its property, employment and insurance teams, bringing the total number to 132.
Capita is to enter into the legal market through the acquisition of volume outfit Optima Legal Services, three years after the SRA ordered the firm to sever its relationship with the outsourcing giant.
Last week I had the chance to peek into the multifarious world of facilities management, an often over-looked but increasingly vital segment of the legal market. Property can be a deal maker or breaker when it comes to mergers – just ask Cobbetts. It can also tip the scales one way or another when it comes to a firm’s chances of staving off the administrators. Or, at a slightly more prosaic level, the people running FM can also have a hefty influence on the smooth and happy running ...
CMS Cameron McKenna’s partnership has elected Penelope Warne as its next senior partner, replacing the firm’s former managing partner Dick Tyler.
Partner rates at US firms in London have spiralled 87.5 per cent since 2009 with top-end hourly rates hitting £700 per hour, according to new research.
Osborne Clarke partners have elected Andrew Saul as the firm’s new senior partner, taking over from Tim Birt who has held the position since 2006.
Partner rates at magic circle firms have spiralled 62 per cent since 2005 with work-hungry top guns charging up to £850 per hour, according to new research.
More than 100 firms have ben warned to prepare for the worst case scenario after failing to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII) on the open market ahead of the 1 October renewal deadline.
Allen & Overy (A&O) is rolling out a new initiative featuring self-employed legal consultants aimed at topping up resource at peak periods of demand.
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