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The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.

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BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg to stand down after five terms

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of his fifth term at the end of April 2015, 16 years after first stepping into the role.

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KWM names Hong Kong management duo as Fuller relinquishes control

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named two partners to succeed global managing partner Stuart Fuller as head of its Hong Kong practice after he decided to give up one part of his dual role.

Kim Koopersmith

The leadership interview 2014: the dealmakers

12-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For a year now, The Lawyer has run a weekly interview with a law firm leader as part of our coverage of strategic issues facing the legal profession. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running the highlights from our interviews with the men and women who are shaping private practice.

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Addleshaw Goddard sets out its 'fresh perspective'

11-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has set out its aspirations to re-establish a top 20 position in the UK200 and to be known as a premium player in its chosen markets as part of a new strategy rolled out firmwide today (11 December).

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Baker & McKenzie launches client-focused ‘investigations academy’

9-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie has launched an ‘investigations academy’ aimed at educating its lawyers across all its network on a range of matters relating to regulatory investigations.

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Pinsents elects Cleland as new managing partner

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has elected John Cleland as its new managing partner in a contested election, following the decision of David Ryan to step down from the role.

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Exclusive: DLA Piper is number one in Global Litigation Top 50 2014

8-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper has retained its crown as the world’s largest litigation practice by fee income, taking the top spot in this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 ranking with a total litigation fee income of $1.128bn.


Part-time lawyers are high achievers

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Female lawyers take the lead in demonstrating the benefits of flexible working 

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Parabis backer Duke Street injects £13m cash into firm

5-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Private equity backed Parabis Group has received a further £13m cash injection from its investor Duke Street.

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Up to nine partners face axe as Clifford Chance reviews German operations

4-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance is understood to be carrying out a review of its German operations, and is likely to see the departure of a number of partners as a result.

Nigel Savage

Former ULaw chief Nigel Savage appointed NED at PI firm

4-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Former chief executive of the University of Law (ULaw) Nigel Savage has taken up one of two new non-executive director roles at personal injury firm Fletchers Solicitors.

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DWF reappoints Leaitherland for fourth term as managing partner and CEO

2-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DWF has re-elected Andrew Leaitherland as the firm’s managing partner and CEO for a fourth term.


Addleshaws, Bakers, Linklaters launch new UK parenting schemes after law change

2-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters are among firms to put forward new policies after legislation on shared parental leave became law yesterday (1 December)

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Hogan Lovells chair Nicholas Cheffings confirms nomination for re-election

1-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells’ current chair and real estate partner Nicholas Cheffings has confirmed he would like to run for another term in April 2015.

Editor's note

Matt Byrne

Law firm management – the highlights

18-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Last month we brought you insight on what it is that makes the job of managing a law firm so tough.

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Leader: UK 200 redraws the legal map

27-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession

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Management Analysis

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I'm a managing partner… get me out of here

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Lonely, a career cul-de-sac, the figurative punch bag, master and yet servant – just some of the ways the managing partner role can be hell. Still interested in doing it? Read on

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible


Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all


Building the perfect firm

1-Sep-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…

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