Today’s Business Leadership mailout features a very welcome guest columnist in the shape of Bruce MacEwen, president of Adam Smith, Esq and one of the global legal market’s most respected commentators
In a market where many firms are posting double digit rises in revenue, there doesn’t appear to be much of a problem when it comes to pricing. But don’t be so sure.
Among the wealth of content at this September’s Business Leadership Summit currently filed under the heading “don’t miss”, few will be more pertinent to many people than the session on new career paths in the legal market.
On Tuesday this week I had the immense pleasure of spending the day with around a dozen of the UK’s leading in-house lawyers. The reason? To thrash out and forensically analyse and pick apart the entries for this September’s Business Leadership awards and, ultimately, come up with not only the shortlist but also the winners.
“Taxi for business services stars, taxi for business services stars…”. From 15 June the sunny streets of central London will be graced by a vision of loveliness in the dramatically festooned form of Business Leadership taxis
On Wednesday (8 July) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer became the final magic circle firm to reveal 2014/15 financials. So what have we learned about the economic health of the top tier?
After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm.
Wedlake Bell has recorded revenue of £31.3m for the 2014/15 financial year.
Brodies has announced its fifth consective year of revenue and profit growth as turnover increased by 11.2 per cent, from £52.1m to £57.9m.
Ince & Co has announced that its turnover has fallen by 8 per cent, from £86.7m to £79.4m last year.
Charles Russell Speechlys has posted its first post-merger financial results, revealing a 3.5 per cent increase in revenue to £134.5m.
Withers’ revenue rose 8.7 per cent over 2014/15 from £123.3m to £134m, while its average profit per full equity partner (PEP) dropped by 2.4 per cent, the firm has announced.