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Susan Maher

Susan Maher, marketing and business development manager, Schillings


Schillings’ marketing manager on high-profile clients, the evolving market and the perils of law firm IT

Carl Weston

The Lawyer Management Q&A: Flint Bishop

5-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Carl Weston has been head of marketing at Derby firm Flint Bishop since 2006

Abby Winkworth

The Lawyer Management Q&A: IBB's Abby Winkworth

22-May-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Abby Winkworth is marketing and business development partner at IBB Solicitors. She joined the firm from Deloitte in 2007.

Fiona Haigh

Lawyer Management - Fiona Haigh, director of administration and strategy, Weil Gotshal


Fiona Haigh is the director of administration and strategy at Weil Gotshal & Manges. She joined the firm from Clifford Chance in 1998. 

Despina Kartson

The Lawyer Management: Despina Kartson, chief BD officer, Morgan Lewis & Bockius


Despina Kartson joined US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius as chief business development officer in 2013. She was previously Latham & Watkins’ chief marketing officer.

Neil Sherlock, Walkers

The Lawyer Management: Neil Sherlock


Neil Sherlock is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Cayman Islands based offshore law firm Walkers.

Santiago Gómez Sancha

Lawyer Management - Santiago Gómez Sancha, head of IT, Uría Menéndez

30-Jan-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Santiago Gómez Sancha has been head of IT at Slaughter and May’s Spanish best friend, Uría Menéndez, since 2003.


The Hot 100: Management


The individuals picked out for their management skills in this year’s Hot 100 are leading the way in a rapidly-changing legal market.

Louise Field

The Lawyer Management - Bird & Bird

9-Dec-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Louise Field has been head of client service and insight at Bird & Bird since 2009. She has previously worked for Ernst & Young and RBS.

Stephen Smith

The Lawyer management: Hailsham Chambers’ Stephen Smith

25-Nov-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Stephen Smith joined Hailsham Chambers in 1975 and was made senior clerk in 1982.

Geoff Andrew

Financing a fit-out, reducing costs


The legal sector has always set the bar high in terms of beautifully designed offices, not just to attract and retain the best talent but also to give customers a high quality experience from the moment they arrive. With first impressions so important, the design and fit-out of law offices are business critical.


The Lawyer Management: Mundays

18-Nov-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Jonathan Robinson is the business development manager at Mundays. He recently joined from Bindmans, where he was head of marketing. 


Lawyer Management: Ashfords

28-Oct-2013 | By Lucy Burton

George Wilkinson, director of marketing

Editor's Note

Matt Byrne

The Lawyer Management conference highlights the future

23-Oct-2014 | By Matt Byrne

A huge thanks to everyone who made it down to The Lawyer Management Conference yesterday, which focused on all things disaggregated. It was simply a cracking day, with some of the market’s leading thinkers and trailblazers providing practical and indispensable insights into the future of the legal market.

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Financial Insight


2013/14 financials: the results are in


Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

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Financial News


Express Solicitors hits £8.7m turnover for the first time

25-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Manchester-based Express Solicitors reported a 21 per cent increase in fee income over the last 12 months, with end of year figures increasing from £7.2m in 2012/13 to a record £8.7m in 2013/14.

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Luther's global turnover up 12 per cent as German revenue breaks through €100m

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Luther has reported a 12.4 per cent rise in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, with domestic turnover breaking through the €100m barrier for the first time.

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Scottish firms’ destiny in the balance

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

One firm moves its money to England, fearing a run on banks if UK splits apart


European IP group Murgitroyd's profit drops by 11 per cent as US client base grows

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.

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Management News


DWF named top management team at The Lawyer Management Awards

23-Oct-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

DWF’s rapid expansion and willingness to embrace the new opportunities in the UK legal market scooped it Management Team of the Year at The Lawyer Management Awards last night.


Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners.

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