Capsticks is a firm in a tough sector - public health - where pricing is as keen as it gets. Consequently over the past few years Capsticks has been striving to make its business as efficient and client-focused as possible. In practice, that has meant putting in place a structure for supporting its fee-earners as effectively as possible via upskilling its business support staff.
Litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has dropped out of The Lawyer’s annual top 30 international firms in London table this year following the resolution of two of its largest cases during 2013 and a reduction in UK turnover of 28 per cent.
Leeds-based Simpson Millar has been acquired by AIM listed financial services group Fairpont Group after shelving discussions with Slater & Gordon in January.
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Irwin Mitchell has secured a £60m rolling banking facility along with an additional £30m buffer in a joint deal with HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).