If you work in marketing there is really only one story this week. Yes, as we reported yesterday, marketing heads at some of London’s top 60 law firms are being paid as much as £477,000.
The big news this week is the decision of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham yesterday to vote in favour of merging and create a £135m firm with 170 partners. But how many business services staff will there be?
Yesterday a swathe of the great and the good of the UK legal market in the form of the judging panel for this year’s The Lawyer Management awards - along with yours truly – jammed themselves into a corner office at The Lawyer Towers to thrash out the shortlist.
Do your clients care how innovative you are? This is one of the questions that will be posed in the annual The Lawyer Management Guide: Delivering Legal Services Differently, published on 30 June. We’ve already published short excerpts from the Guide, on knowledge management and finance. ...
Today we’re talking results. First up, there’s still time to enter this year’s The Lawyer Management awards – don’t miss out on the chance to win one of the year’s biggest prizes for operational excellence. This is every firm’s chance to acknowledge all the hard work being done by the members of their business support teams, which right now largely equates to finance professionals, if the plethora of financial results is anything to judge by.
Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.
Clifford Chance might dominate the magic circle at the latest year-end but how has the firm performed over the last 10 years? Look inside the magic circle decade for a clearer perspective.
The 2013/14 financial reporting season is now well underway. Who is outperforming the market and who is lagging behind?
Bircham Dyson Bell has recorded stable turnover but an increase in profitability after a steady 2013/14, with total revenue essentially unchanged at £31.3m.
Farrer & Co has reported a 14 per cent rise in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year thanks to an increase in its equity partnership, while turnover was stable at £50.7m.
Profit per equity partner (PEP) at West End firm Hamlins has risen by 52 per cent, from £367,000 to £560,000.
Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000.
Let us praise legal services.