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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Ashurst Morris Crisp's backroom departments have lost two, and possibly three, senior managers since Ian Nisse's appointment as managing partner in May. The firm is still looking for a head of information technology, to replace David Lumsden, who left in May, while Sally James, head of personnel, is also to leave the practice. It is understood that Duncan Price, head of finance, may also be planning to stand down, although a newly-created post of finance director is yet to be filled. Sarah Henwood, head of marketing, said there was "nothing sinister" about the changes taking place and that any departures were a "coincidence of timing". Stephen Mostyn-Williams, banking and international finance partner, said: "I can categorically say no one has been fired, there is no lack of morale, and this is not a case of a new broom sweeping the old out of the firm."