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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.
Berwin Leighton Leighton (BLP) jumped on the low-cost legal work bandwagon this week when it unveiled plans to open an office in Manchester. Managing partner Neville Eisenberg was at pains to stress that this was more than just your typical commodity offering, describing it as part of a four-pronged process mapping and outsourcing programme which would also include the extension of BLP’s Lawyers On Demand service to include virtual transaction teams.
“What we’ve been working on for a while now is how we bring those strands together in an integrated way,” said Eisenberg. In practice what that appears to look like is BLP joining the race to the north.
Meanwhile diversity, particularly along gender lines, has jumped to the head of the news queue with developments from both Herbert Smith Freehills and Pinsent Masons, both of which are targeting a significantly higher level of female partnership.
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Elsewhere in this issue of The Lawyer Management, allow HP Autonomy to reveal why e-discovery should be a top priority for your organisation; read Datacert’s new checklist of key criteria for a matter and spend management solution for in-house counsel; and see why Iken asks whether your new legal trainees and graduates IT ready.