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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of growth with turnover increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m and profit up 14 per cent to £27.1m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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Magic circle growth: combined global revenue hits £5.14bn in 2014/15

9-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

On Wednesday (8 July) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer became the final magic circle firm to reveal 2014/15 financials. So what have we learned about the economic health of the top tier?

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A&O enjoys fleeting moment as second-largest magic circle firm

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm. 

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Best ever? You be the judge

20-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As next month’s Business Leadership Summit and Awards draw nearer one of the topics that will be up for debate is already stoking the fires on www.thelawyer.com’s comments board.

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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CMS UK hits profits record following €100m tech-driven costs saving

24-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

CMS’s UK arm has saved around €100m (£72m) partly as a result of its move last month to new state-of-the-art headquarters at Cannon Place along with its business services deal with outsourced service provider Integreon.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

24-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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Burness Paull staff get 7.5 per cent bonus after strong 2014/15 results

21-Aug-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s Burness Paull has again rewarded its staff with a bonus after a strong set of financial results.

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Irwin Mitchell earmarks further acquisitions as profit and turnover rise

19-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irwin Mitchell has announced a 3.9 per cent rise in turnover for 2014/15 along with a 6 per cent increase in profit before tax in the wake of another acquisitive year.

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