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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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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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Taylor Wessing opts for all-equity partnership in the UK following restructuring review

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has opted for an all-equity partnership in the UK following a review of its merit-based equity structure, while maintaining a two-tier system outside of the country.

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39 Essex drops 'street' from brand ahead of office move and appoints first female head of chambers

26-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

39 Essex Street Chambers has dropped the ‘street’ from its name ahead of its move to 81 Chancery Lane in September.

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The Lawyer launches the Business Leadership Awards and Summit

25-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The Lawyer will put the seismic changes currently ongoing in the legal market firmly in the spotlight later this year with the launch of a two-day summit and associated awards.

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Jenner & Block chief pledges "steady" growth for new London office

24-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Jenner & Block managing partner Terrence Truax has revealed that the firm is in discussions with lateral hire candidates in the UK ahead of its launch in the City this spring.

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Chicago's Jenner & Block becomes latest US firm to announce London launch

24-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block has announced it is to launch a London office later this year, becoming the latest in a growing number of US firms to establish a City base.

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HSF and Slaughters expand flexible working schemes for London-based fee-earners

23-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Slaughter and May have both expanded and re-launched their flexible working schemes targeting fee-earners in their London offices.

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Revenue at litigation funder Burford Capital booms by 35 per cent to $82m

18-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Litigation finance company Burford Capital has reported a 35 per cent increase in income for 2014, to $82m up from $60.7m.

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Freshfields promotes 17 to global partnership as three make the cut in London

17-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted 17 lawyers to partner, as part of a firm-wide promotions round, three of whom are UK based.

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Eversheds creates new role of international managing partner to accelerate global growth

16-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds has appointed head of litigation Ian Gray to the newly-created role of international managing partner to boost its strategic development outside the UK.

London

Axiom's West on traditional firms: "There's an expectations mis-match"

13-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Axiom seems to be on a roll, with UK turnover hitting £30m. But will it be enough?

New York

Winston launches in Middle East and boosts US, London with eight Pillsbury partner hires

12-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

At least eight Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s partners in the US have quit to join Winston & Strawn’s corporate, finance and private equity practice, with a handful more expected to follow in London and the Middle East.

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Severn Trent abandons panel plans for Eversheds' "substantial" sole provider deal

11-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has been reappointed as sole legal adviser to FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent for an extended five-year term, beating competition from 13 international and niche firms.

Editor's note

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The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards call for entry

9-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Legal market innovations in legal services, process and delivery, they just keep on coming. If you don’t believe us then you need to read this week’s special report on knowledge management, which details the strides made by firms such as Pinsent Masons, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Baker & McKenzie and Allen & Overy.

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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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Hot 100: management roundtable – Who dares, wins

13-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

The legal market is having to adjust to a rapid pace of change, but there’s all to play for if you’re willing to break the mould. A selection of this year’s Hot 100 tell us their game plan.

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Blackstone hunts for juniors to plug gaps as elite bar talent war rages

17-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Blackstone Chambers is looking to recruit junior tenants this year after losing a number of its mid-level commercial barristers.

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Recruiting Generation Y

2-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

Generation Y law students have distinct career priorities and progressive values. They aren’t seduced by traditional recruitment campaigns, which has prompted a flurry of firm branding overhauls – with varying success.

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From In-House Counsel to Business Partner Conference: What the speakers said

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

How should GCs manage risk, gain commercial nous and say ‘no’ the right way? Lawyers converged at the inaugural In-house Counsel to Business Partner conference to find out Headline Sponsor of The Lawyer Conference, From In House Counsel to Business Partner

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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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