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DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.

birmingham

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in talks to create £75m firm

2-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.

London

Quindell extends exclusivity period for Slater & Gordon takeover bid

23-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Aim-listed ABS Quindell has extended the exclusivity period relating to Slater & Gordon’s potential acquisition of its professional services division to 31 March 2015.

Cardiff

Slater & Gordon secures Welsh bolt-ons as UK half-year revenue soars to £60m

10-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Slater & Gordon has confirmed it is merging with Welsh firms Leo Abse & Cohen and Walker Smith Way in the latest in a string of acquisitions.

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Locke Lord’s Clements: "We got the team we wanted"

6-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The merger between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer is less than a month old, but chair Jerry Clements’ term at the top has already stood the test of time. 

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CMS Cameron McKenna cash flow increased by 774 per cent to £33.1m in 2013/14

4-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

CMS Cameron McKenna increased its net cash by 774 per cent in 2013/14, prior to its 1 May 2014 merger with Dundas & Wilson, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.

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CMS paid £2.3m to prepare Dundas for takeover, LLP accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

CMS Cameron McKenna paid £2.3m to Dundas & Wilson prior to taking the firm over, with the cash being used to cover the cost of a pre-deal restructuring.

Manchester

Riverview Law launches 20-person Manchester legal and back office hub

6-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Wirral-based Riverview Law has opened a 20-person legal and support services office in Manchester, with plans to add 20 more staff this year.

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Covington sees London net profit rise by 18 per cent with City revenue up 6 per cent to $64m

6-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling’s year-end financials show London net profit growing by 18.2 per cent in 2014 to $30.7m with revenue climbing 6.2 per cent to $64m (£42m).

New York

Debevoise grows PEP by 3.4 per cent to $2.38m as revenue hits $710.3m in 2014 financials

5-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton has posted a 3.2 per cent revenue increase in $710.3m (£466m) in its year-end financial results, as average profit per equity partner rose 3.4 per cent from $2.3m to $2.38m in 2014.

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Covington sees London net profit rise by 18 per cent with City revenue up 6 per cent to $64m

6-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling’s year-end financials show London net profit growing by 18.2 per cent in 2014 to $30.7m with revenue climbing 6.2 per cent to $64m (£42m).

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Weil’s UK revenue hits $125m as global PEP soars by 16 per cent

5-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ UK revenue grew by 9.6 per cent in 2014, from $114m to $125m (£82m).

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DLA Piper’s revenue stalls at $2.48bn in 2014 as profits hit record high

5-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper’s global revenue held steady at $2.48bn (£1.626bn) last year, following a 1.7 per cent growth during the 2013 calendar year.

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Rental arithmetic: how the UK's top firms are managing their property

2-Mar-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.

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Punt Peerpoints the way

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

As the UK contract lawyers market goes into overdrive, the CEO of A&O’s flexible resourcing arm is staying ahead of the curve – watch out world.

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Clifford Chance: A lockstep out of time

9-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance’s top of equity pay lags behind its peers yet partners have so far resisted change. They may not for much longer.

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