With December just around the corner it’s almost time for our annual review of the year, but ahead of that we have something for you that harks back to one of 2015’s highlights.
What is the ratio of your fee-earners to business services staff? And more to the point, how does it compare with your peers?
Ashurst is appointing legal project managers across all practice areas in London and Sydney, four years after the firm recruited a project management team of for its banking and finance groups. The rollout involves the recruitment of six project managers in Ashurst’s London and Sydney offices, working across all departments such as corporate, litigation, energy and real estate
How much pressure is on smaller law firms? The Lawyer’s brand new report in this year’s UK 200 series, which analyses those in the lower 100 group by revenue, suggests the answer is simple: tons.
We would say this wouldn’t we, but The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit, which wrapped up yesterday evening after two jam-packed days of stimulating content, was without doubt one of The Lawyer’s most successful events ever.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has reported a 3.6 per cent rise in revenue in the first half of 2015/16, with the firm’s turnover growing from £619.7m to £642m.
Osborne Clarke has seen its global revenues jump by 25 per cent in the first half of the 2015/16 financial year, up from €89.1m (£62.3m) to €111m (£77.6m).
Fieldfisher’s half-year global revenue has beat the firm’s target, with an 8 per cent increase from £54.3m to £58.4m for the first six months of the 2015/16 financial year.
Australia’s largest firm Minter Ellison has announced a rise of 2.3 per cent in its 2014/15 turnover.
Fladgate has announced a provisional 12 per cent rise in turnover to £19.1m at its half-year point, becoming the first UK firm to unveil its mid-point revenue.