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Best ever? You be the judge

20-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As next month’s Business Leadership Summit and Awards draw nearer one of the topics that will be up for debate is already stoking the fires on www.thelawyer.com’s comments board.

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MacEwen: “abandon the partnership model”

30-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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

Editor's note: Pricing matters. Here's why.

16-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

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.

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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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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of growth with turnover increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m and profit up 14 per cent to £27.1m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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Magic circle growth: combined global revenue hits £5.14bn in 2014/15

9-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

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?

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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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Fairpoint sees turnover rise 64 per cent at half year

3-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has seen its turnover rise 64 per cent for the first six months of the current financial year, largely due to its acquisition of Simpson Millar and Foster & Partners last year.

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Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

3-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015.

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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CMS UK hits profits record following €100m tech-driven costs saving

24-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

CMS’s UK arm has saved around €100m (£72m) partly as a result of its move last month to new state-of-the-art headquarters at Cannon Place along with its business services deal with outsourced service provider Integreon.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

24-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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