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Simmons' turnover up 8 per cent to £140m at half year

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Simmons & Simmons has boosted revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year compared to the same period in 2013/14, bringing in revenues of over £140m. 


Eversheds partners vote to pursue US merger

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.


Addleshaws advising Morgan Lewis as raided Bingham set to fold

19-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard is understood to be advising Morgan Lewis & Bockius on its hire of 227 Bingham McCutchen partners, with the latter opting to dissolve rather than seek another buyer.

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets 30 per cent female partner target for 2020

18-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Norton Rose Fulbright has become the latest in a string of major firms to announce a 30 per cent female partnership target by 2020.


Littleton snares 3VB's Cooklin as director of clerking

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Littleton Chambers has hired 3 Verulam Buildings’ (3VB) senior practice manager Paul Cooklin as director of clerking.


Simmons & Simmons re-elects Jeremy Hoyland as managing partner

17-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has re-elected managing partner Jeremy Hoyland for a second four-year term that will commence on 1 May 2015.


Business optimism soars among law firms despite growing competition

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Confidence in the future of the legal profession is at an eight-year high in a marked about-turn from the gloom of the past few years, new research has found.


King & Wood Mallesons picks up Eversheds trio to build structured real estate team

14-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has hired former Eversheds London managing partner Cornelius Medvei, along with two of the firm’s structured real estate partners.


What managing partners really, really hate

14-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

This is a Friday leadership column with a difference. Next week’s cover feature targets the trials and tribulations of running a law firm. For that we’ve quizzed some of the best-known names in the market on the toughest things being a managing or senior partner.

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Linklaters co-US managing partner Norton stands down early

14-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

It has emerged that Linklaters’ US co-managing partner Jeff Norton stepped down from his post nine months early, leaving Conrad Tenaglia as sole US managing partner.


Kennedys stands by Sheffield United sponsorship as Ched Evans returns to ground

12-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kennedys will continue to sponsor the Kop stand at Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) despite the controversy surrounding convicted rapist Chedwyn Evans’ return to training, a spokesperson for the firm has confirmed.

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HSF’s senior partner-elect James Palmer: the firm’s CEOs will do the heavy lifting

10-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partners have chosen a new senior partner: London-based corporate partner James Palmer, who will take up the mantle in February 2015.

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HSF elects former corporate head Palmer as senior partner

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has elected former Herbert Smith corporate head James Palmer as its new senior partner to succeed Jonathan Scott.


Former Pannone FD Anthony Clare fined by FCA

7-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Legacy Pannone financial director Anthony Clare has been fined £208,600 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following an investigation into mis-selling at insurer Swinton.

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As senior partner vote closes at noon, Herbert Smith Freehills awaits a new leader

7-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) partners will choose between London-based corporate partner James Palmer and Sydney-based deputy senior partner Mark Crean for the role of senior partner by noon today.

Editor's note

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How to survive the “demanding” role of managing partner

20-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

The lot of the law firm leader is not always a happy one. This week’s cover feature unpicks that statement a little. We quizzed dozens of past and present managing and senior partners on what it is that makes the role so tough. Who would have thought that one of the recurring themes would be that it can be “lonely”?

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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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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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