Matt Byrne

Buzzing Belfast centre stage at Business Leadership Summit

2-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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.

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Shortlist for awards set to be unveiled on Monday

18-Jun-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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.

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Specialist taxis show way to the Business Leadership Summit

4-Jun-2015 | By Matt Byrne

“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

Business Leadership Awards: get your submissions in


There is now just over a week to go until the entry period for this year’s Business Leadership awards closes. We have had a phenomenal response, with already more entries across a broader range of legal services providers than ever before.

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Pearson’s Tellmann on why firms must change to survive

20-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Now that May is here the deadline for entering this year’s The Lawyer Business Leadership awards is rapidly approaching. Don’t miss out on your chance for the recognition your firm, business services teams or stellar individuals deserve.


A&O enjoys fleeting moment as second-largest magic circle firm

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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. 

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Freshfields' PEP lags Linklaters' as firm posts 1 per cent revenue growth to £1.25bn

8-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has posted an 8 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) to £1.369m, down from £1.48m in 2013/14.


Ashurst PEP drops nearly 4 per cent while turnover rises by £3m

8-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) dropped 3.6 per cent over 2013/14 from £775,000 to £747,000, while turnover remained roughly flat.

Clifford Chance 317 Big

Clifford Chance posts 2 per cent drop in PEP to £1.12m with turnover down to £1.35bn

7-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has posted slightly depressed global turnover of £1.35bn, down 0.7 per cent on last year’s most successful year ever for the firm when it turned over £1.359bn.


Scotland’s Gillespie Macandrew reports modest rise in turnover for 2014/15

7-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm Gillespie Macandrew has reported a slight rise in turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, with the figure nudging up from £9.6m to £9.8m.


Howard Kennedy sees PEP soar by 29 per cent to £360,000 in year-end financials

7-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Turnover at Howard Kennedy has increased by 6.8 per cent, from £41m to £43.8m in the 2014/15 financial year, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 29 per cent from £279,000 to £360,000. 

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