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Ince & Co in play as it approaches Watson Farley for tie-up

6-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Insurance firm Ince & Co is discreetly sounding out firms for a possible tie-up, The Lawyer understands.

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Littler opens in Europe with German employment boutique bolt-on

5-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.

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Gordon Dadds buys Jeffrey Green Russell out of pre-pack administration

5-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

London firm Gordon Dadds will acquire Jeffrey Green Russell (JGR) following a pre-pack administration. 

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Pitmans adds £1m to top line with Calverts tie-up

2-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pitmans has acquired City-based Calverts Solicitors, adding £1m to its top line and taking headcount to over 250.


Jeffrey Green Russell files notice to appoint administrator as pre-pack sale beckons

1-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

West End firm Jeffrey Green Russell (JGR) has filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator, according to court documents seen by The Lawyer.

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Pillsbury calls mandatory partner meeting as Chadbourne merger talks escalate

28-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has called all partners into a mandatory meeting set to take place at 11.30am PST (6.30pm GMT) on Monday (28 September), The Lawyer understands.


Baltics shake-up continues as Cobalt merges with Borenius offices

23-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Baltics firm Cobalt has announced it is merging with the Baltics offices of Borenius in a the latest stage of a major shake-up of the legal market in the region.


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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Germany's Luther records 6 per cent turnover growth to €121m

12-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Luther has announced a 6 per cent rise in global turnover, from €114m to €121m (£90m) in the last financial year.

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Three Crowns' PEP skyrockets to £1.6m in first year of trading

8-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns (3C) has seen average profit per equity partner (PEP) soar in its first year of business to between £1.3m and £1.6m, with its seven equity partners’ take home pay now rivalling that of magic circle plateau partners.

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Dechert UK profits up as partners take home £2.7m

7-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dechert has posted a 5 per cent increase in its UK profits despite turnover falling 1.6 per cent to £67m.

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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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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Referral relationships: making the link

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers’ determination to stay independent was once seen as its Achilles heel. But maybe it was ahead of its time.

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