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Irwin Mitchell and Thomas Eggar confirm £250m merger

26-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has announced it will merge with Thomas Eggar in a move which will create a £250m firm with more than 270 partners.


ENSafrica merges with Ghana firm Oxford & Beaumont

26-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

South African firm ENSafrica has merged with Ghana’s Oxford & Beaumont to form ENSafrica Ghana, its seventh African jurisdiction.


Dentons expansion continues with Luxembourg tie-up

25-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has announced its fifth merger of 2015, confirming a tie-up with Luxembourg firm OPF Partners.


Exclusive: Addleshaws set to merge with Scottish heavyweight Maclays

25-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Addleshaw Goddard has negotiated a merger deal with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, dependent on a partnership vote, The Lawyer understands.

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Parabis Group enters £50m pre-pack administration

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Parabis Group has entered into pre-pack administration, which will see the firm broken up and sold in a deal valued at £50m.


Knights buys Darbys to create £40m top 100 firm

23-Nov-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Private equity-backed Knights is acquiring Darbys Solicitors in a deal that will create a top 100 firm with more than 300 professionals across seven offices and a total turnover of around £40m.

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Forbes Anderson Free and Lee & Thompson tie up to create £13.5m media "powerhouse"

18-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Media and entertainment firms Forbes Anderson Free and Lee & Thompson have announced they are merging, creating a £13.5m firm with over 60 fee-earners.


Gideon Moore confirmed as Linklaters new managing partner

3-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Linklaters banking head Gideon Moore has won the magic circle firm’s managing partner race to replace outgoing Simon Davies. 


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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A&O revenues grow nearly 4 per cent in half-year results

26-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) has reported a 3.6 per cent rise in revenue in the first half of 2015/16, with the firm’s turnover growing from £619.7m to £642m.

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Osborne Clarke sees half-year revenues jump by 25 per cent

20-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Osborne Clarke has seen its global revenues jump by 25 per cent in the first half of the 2015/16 financial year, up from €89.1m (£62.3m) to €111m (£77.6m).


Fieldfisher reveals 8 per cent half-year revenue rise to £58.4m

10-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fieldfisher’s half-year global revenue has beat the firm’s target, with an 8 per cent increase from £54.3m to £58.4m for the first six months of the 2015/16 financial year.

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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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