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Howard Kennedy launches lockstep review and moots full-equity

2-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Howard Kennedy has mooted plans to move to a full-equity partnership as it kicks off an internal review of its remuneration system.

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Slater & Gordon UK revenue up 36 per cent to £129m

1-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has posted UK revenue up a colossal 36 per cent to £129m just months after its £700m purchase of professional services group Quindell.

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Reed Smith profit soars 11 per cent after headcount boost

25-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Reed Smith’s has seen its net profit jump by 11 per cent, from £58.4m to £64.9m for the year ending December 2014.

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EY legal arm set to double lawyer headcount

24-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

EY will double the number of lawyers in its legal services arm from around 30 to 60 within a year.


Forster Dean closes 11 offices as revenue drops to £7.8m

23-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Liverpool personal injury firm Forster Dean has closed eight of its offices and is planning to close a further three in an attempt to reduce costs.


Boodle Hatfield slashes real estate costs post move south of the river

16-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

London private wealth boutique Boodle Hatfield has fallen from the top of the UK 200 real estate costs table following its move last year from Mayfair to south of the river.

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Gateley’s profit jumps 32 per cent to £10m in first results since IPO

15-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Gateley has posted pre-tax profits up 32.4 per cent from £7.4m to £9.8m, marking its first financial results since it became the first law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this summer.

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Pinsents to offer lawyers extra £10,000 bonus for "excellent" client service

14-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has created a new bonus scheme, which could see its UK lawyers take home an extra £10,000 on top of their existing bonus package.


Business Leadership Summit: don’t miss out

10-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The next time the Business Leadership newsletter is published, on 24 September, not only will this year’s Summit be history but also the successful recipients of the Business Leadership Awards will have been celebrating, probably non stop, for at least 24 hours

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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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Exclusive: HMRC prepares for judicial review into Manches administration

29-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The creditors of liquidated firm Manches are seeking legal advice to bring a judicial review of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) handling of the liquidation after being left with a £4.2m shortfall in tax receipts.


Exclusive: KWM completes "partnership review" with equity exits imminent

9-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has reviewed its UK partnership with up to 15 partners to depart the firm with immediate effect.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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BLP's outgoing managing partner Eisenberg wins senior partner role

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg has been appointed in an uncontested election to a four-year term as the firm’s senior partner, effective from 1 May.

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