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LLP accounts show health of the UK’s legal market

15-Jan-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Financial stability is crucial for any business and law firms are no exception. A survey released last week showed that increasing profitability remains the top concern for the majority of UK firms, despite the fact that the last financial year was a record-breaker ...

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Law firm management – the highlights

18-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Last month we brought you insight on what it is that makes the job of managing a law firm so tough.

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Global investigations goes process driven

4-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Next Monday The Lawyer will unveil its annual Global Litigation Top 50 . What, you ask, does this have to do with The Lawyer Management? It’s a fair question but stick with us.

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How to survive the “demanding” role of managing partner

20-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

The lot of the law firm leader is not always a happy one. This week’s cover feature unpicks that statement a little. We quizzed dozens of past and present managing and senior partners on what it is that makes the role so tough. Who would have thought that one of the recurring themes would be that it can be “lonely”?

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Law firm management: the poisoned chalice

6-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Has there ever been a time of more change among the top levels of law firm management? Not that we can remember, anyway.


Scotland’s Burness Paull increases bank balance in year after merger

23-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm Burness Paull strengthened its cash position by over £2m in the first full year following the merger of Burness and Paull & Williamsons, with the figure rising from £3.6m to £5.8m.

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France's Veil Jourde launches competition group with Winston & Strawn team

23-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Veil Jourde has capped off a strong 2014 with the hire of a competition team from Winston & Strawn led by partner Emmanuel Tricot.


Penningtons’ debt rocketed by 129 per cent in year of Manches takeover

14-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Penningtons more than doubled its debt in the year it took over cash-strapped Manches, with a number of its partners giving personal guarantees that the loans would be repaid.


LLP accounts reveal cost of controlling debt and staff for law firms

14-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Servicing debt and dealing with staff costs including historical pension liabilities continued to preoccupy firms in the 2013/14 financial year, LLP accounts filed with Companies House have revealed.

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Belfast support centre helps Allen & Overy cut staff costs by £15m

7-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Allen & Overy (A&O) saw its total staff costs reduce by £15m in 2013/14 largely thanks to shifting a swathe of its support function from London to Belfast over the past few years.

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