Trethowans announces merger with Poole's Dickinson Manser

30-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Trethowans is to merge with Poole-based Dickinson Manser, creating a firm of almost 30 partners with three offices.


DWF announces May takeover of £2.5m insurance practice Watmores

23-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

DWF is to merge with the niche insurance firm Watmores in May.


Dentons-McKenna Long tie-up: why it took 18 months to seal the deal

10-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is basking in the victory of finally sealing the deal with McKenna Long & Aldridge yesterday following failed merger negotiations with the firm two years ago. But was it worth the wait?


Dentons continues expansion with McKenna Long merger

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons and US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge have confirmed plans to merge this year, 18 months after previous negotiations between the firms fell through.

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China Watch: Will Dentons-Dacheng merger open door?


Will other firms follow Dentons and Dacheng into merger? 

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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.


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.

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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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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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BLP's outgoing managing partner Eisenberg wins senior partner role

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg has been appointed in an uncontested election to a four-year term as the firm’s senior partner, effective from 1 May.

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PEP standoff: Why Dentons is back on the war path over profit disclosure policy

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has reignited the debate on profit disclosures with new claims that its net profit and profit per equity partner figures for 2014 have been reported erroneously.


Fladgate kicks off results season with 14 per cent revenue rise to record £37m

29-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Covent Garden-based Fladgate has begun the 2014/15 financial reporting season by posting a provisional 14 per cent rise in turnover, with total revenue hitting a record £37m.


Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

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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.


Magic circle re-builds the pyramid structure

23-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

To what extent is the traditional resourcing model of law firms under fire? We track the inexorable change.

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