DMH Stallard to merge with Guildford-based AWB Partnership

12-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

DMH Stallard has swallowed up Guildford-headquartered firm AWB Partnership in a merger deal that will be completed in 1 January 2015.


Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans to merge in April

12-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans have announced they are merging in April next year, creating a firm with 120 staff.

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Australia’s HWL Ebsworth announces further expansion with Adelaide deal

4-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth is bulking up its Adelaide offering with the addition of six-partner insurance and litigation firm Lawson Smith Lawyers.

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Australia’s HWL Ebsworth expands national footprint with two Northern Territory offices

3-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth is forging ahead with its national expansion plan with the launch of two offices in Australia’s Northern Territory.


BLM breaks through £100m revenue barrier as Campbell Fitzpatrick merger goes live

3-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM has added £4m to its top line with the completion of its merger with Belfast-headquartered Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors (CFS) on 1 December.


Edwards Wildman and Locke Lord partners vote for $675m merger

1-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Partners at Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer have voted in favour of the firms’ $675m tie-up.

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Collas Crill and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth announce offshore merger

25-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firm Collas Crill and Cayman firm Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD) have announced they are merging in the New Year.

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The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.

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BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg to stand down after five terms

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of his fifth term at the end of April 2015, 16 years after first stepping into the role.

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KWM names Hong Kong management duo as Fuller relinquishes control

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named two partners to succeed global managing partner Stuart Fuller as head of its Hong Kong practice after he decided to give up one part of his dual role.

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Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m.


Weightmans reports 3 per cent revenue rise to £42m at half-year

16-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans has reported a rise in revenue of 3 per cent at the half-year point, bringing turnover for the first six months of 2014/15 to £42m.


Nabarro revenue up 3 per cent at half year to £54.1m

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has posted a three per cent uptick in turnover for the first six months of 2014/15, taking it to £54.1m for the six months to end October, compared to the £52.5m the previous year.

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Addleshaw Goddard: why the firm needs to reboot

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Too focused on the top line; a haphazard international strategy; no strategic direction. How will the firm answer its critics?

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I'm a managing partner… get me out of here

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Lonely, a career cul-de-sac, the figurative punch bag, master and yet servant – just some of the ways the managing partner role can be hell. Still interested in doing it? Read on


Peer panel: Risk management – fed up with compliance yet?


It’s getting tougher for legal departments to keep on top of risks such as data protection, technology and the ever-rising tide of regulation 

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