Blake Morgan launches personal injury spin-off

1-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Blake Morgan has launched a spin off of its personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers into a new brand BL Claims Solicitors.


Charles Russell and Speechly partners say yes to £135m merger

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Partners at Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham have today voted favour of merging their firms to create a £135m firm with 170 partners.

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Charles Russell and Speechly partners vote today on £126m merger

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners are going to the polls today (16 July), to cast their votes on their potential £126m merger between the firms.


Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold

14-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

The magic circle has seen its revenue market share of the UK top 10 firms contract by more than 15 per cent over the last decade as global consolidation takes hold of the sector.

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HSF generates £800m of revenue in first year post-merger

2-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) turned over £800m in its first full year as a merged firm, with a net profit of £232m giving it a margin of 29 per cent for 2013/14.


Kenya's Hamilton Harrison and Oraro & Co to merge

24-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Kenyan firms Hamilton Harrison & Matthews (HHM) and Oraro & Company have announced they are to merge, pending regulatory approval.


Cooley closes in on UK launch as it circles Edwards Wildman's City base

20-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Facebook adviser Cooley is believed to be in talks with a number of Edwards Wildman’s London partners in preparation for a City launch. 

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Clifford Chance new leadership sees both finance and capital markets heads replaced

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton has appointed a new-look executive leadership group to replace its management committee following a dramatic overhaul earlier this month.


Dentons appoints White & Case EMEA strategic head as European COO

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has hired White & Case’s EMEA director of strategic projects Richard Singer as its new European chief operating officer (COO).

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Cuatrecasas sees change at the top as succession plan completes

31-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira name partner Emilio Cuatrecasas has stepped down as president of the firm, to be replaced by CEO Rafael Fontana.

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Partnership restructuring pays off for Bircham Dyson Bell

30-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bircham Dyson Bell has recorded stable turnover but an increase in profitability after a steady 2013/14, with total revenue essentially unchanged at £31.3m.


Farrers sees profit rise by 14 per cent as turnover stabilises

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Farrer & Co has reported a 14 per cent rise in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year thanks to an increase in its equity partnership, while turnover was stable at £50.7m.

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PEP rises 52 per cent at Hamlins as revenue shoots up by a quarter

29-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Profit per equity partner (PEP) at West End firm Hamlins has risen by 52 per cent, from £367,000 to £560,000.

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Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success

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The Lawyer Management Awards shortlist revealed

14-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Showing admirable innovation and imagination, our shortlisters are guiding lights on the long road to law firm efficiency 

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Introduction: Quality is still the best policy

30-Jun-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Innovation and disaggregation might be the latest legal buzzwords but our in-house survey reveals that the most important factor when choosing a law firm is good old-fashioned quality 

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