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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Amid the revenue and profits figures and the ups and downs is data that will interest anyone with a financial bent – work in progress and debtor days. In today’s finance-focused edition of The Lawyer Management Louis Baker, head of professional practices at accountant Crowe Clark Whitehill discusses the impact of lockup. The accountancy firm’s annual legal market survey shows a worrying tendency towards excessive lockup days, with around 40 per cent of respondents reporting in excess of 150 days despite many UK firms facing severe economic pressure.
Elsewhere in this issue the new requirement for employees to be enrolled into a pension scheme is already raising both issues and opportunities for law firms, as Portus’ proposition and development director Steve Watson reveals.
In addition to these stories, check out HP Autonomy’s briefing on information governance and forensic investigation and IntApp’s insights into the risk management issues surrounding new business intake.