Speechly

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.

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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.

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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.

London

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. 

Leeds

AIM-listed Fairpoint set to ramp up legal offering after Simpson Millar acquisition

19-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

AIM-listed consumer financial services business Fairpoint Group has stated its commitment to expanding Simpson Millar after it completed its acquisition of the firm earlier this week for an £8m consideration.

London

Simpson Thacher boosts City diversity stats with return of finance partner O'Shea

22-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.

Speechly Bircham

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.

London

London-based Bill Voge elected as Latham’s global chair

15-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins projects development and financing partner Bill Voge, based in London, has been elected as the firm’s new global chair and managing partner.

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Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

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Revenue at Sackers falls by 2 per cent to £23.8m as PEP hits five-year low

22-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Sackers’ revenue dropped by 2 per cent last year, from £24.3m to £23.8m.

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RPC reports first profit drop in five years, revenue up to £84.1m

21-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has reported a 3 per cent drop in net profit from £26.8m to £26m at the end of the latest financial year, alongside a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m.

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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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