Matt Byrne

Will Charles Russell Speechlys be a winner?


The big news this week is the decision of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham yesterday to vote in favour of merging and create a £135m firm with 170 partners. But how many business services staff will there be?

Matt Byrne

A Guide to your future

3-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Yesterday a swathe of the great and the good of the UK legal market in the form of the judging panel for this year’s The Lawyer Management awards - along with yours truly – jammed themselves into a corner office at The Lawyer Towers to thrash out the shortlist.

Matt Byrne

What clients really think about disaggregation

19-Jun-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Do your clients care how innovative you are? This is one of the questions that will be posed in the annual The Lawyer Management Guide: Delivering Legal Services Differently, published on 30 June. We’ve already published short excerpts from the Guide, on knowledge management and finance. ...

Matt Byrne

The results that matter

5-Jun-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Today we’re talking results. First up, there’s still time to enter this year’s The Lawyer Management awards – don’t miss out on the chance to win one of the year’s biggest prizes for operational excellence. This is every firm’s chance to acknowledge all the hard work being done by the members of their business support teams, which right now largely equates to finance professionals, if the plethora of financial results is anything to judge by.

Matt Byrne

Don’t miss out on TLM awards

23-May-2014 | By Matt Byrne

First the big news. Bowing to popular demand, as one does, the deadline for entries to this year’s The Lawyer Management Awards has been extended by two weeks to Friday 6 June.


2013/14 financials: the results are in


Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.


2013/14 financials: a decade in figures at the magic circle

8-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Clifford Chance might dominate the magic circle at the latest year-end but how has the firm performed over the last 10 years? Look inside the magic circle decade for a clearer perspective.


2013/14 financials: the year so far

3-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

The 2013/14 financial reporting season is now well underway. Who is outperforming the market and who is lagging behind?

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Collyer Bristow posts turnover of £14.9m after adding five partners in 2013/14

25-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Collyer Bristow has recorded turnover of £14.9m for 2013/14, an increase of 2.5 per cent.

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DWF posts net profit growth to £25.5m, revenues at £191m

24-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has reported a 23 per cent increase in net profit from £20.8m in 2012/13 to £25.5m in its first full-year financial results following four mergers. 

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Freeths sets out stall to double turnover by 2020 after expansive year

24-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Freeths (formerly Freeth Cartwright) is targeting further mergers in a bid to become a £100m business after the integration of Oxford firm Henmans took turnover to £49.9m for the last financial year.


Shakespeares' staff share £700k bonus pot after firm hits £50m target

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has divided a £700,000 bonus pool between 661 staff after hitting a £50m revenue target set by chief executive Paul Wilson.


Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

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