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Avoiding panel game pigeonholes

15-Sep-2014

This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

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Scotland’s firms hold their nerve

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

With just over a week to go until Scotland decides whether to maintain a 300-year-old union or branch out on its own again, its law firms are feeling the effects of referendum fever. And not necessarily in a good way.

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A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

The bar is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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Outflanked in this War of the Roses

21-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A few weeks ago I asked why Leeds seemed to have fallen off the pace compared to other regional cities’ legal offerings.

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UK firms look to grow on home soil

14-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

These days it’s all about global growth. Right? Not according to our feature today.

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Deals junkies scan horizon in hope

7-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Are deals back? You might not think so from reading this week’s feature on public M&A fees

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Asia responds to a lighter touch

30-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

This week we publish the second edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, the most comprehensive study of the legal market in the region

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Change: the great balancing act

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Any discussion of innovation in private practice must confront two challenges: nurturing culture and managing risk.

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Out-of-London is the new London

16-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

More and more City firms are disaggregating in the quest for efficiency.

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Beware the acquisitive accountant

9-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The accountants are making some lawyers jittery. Some, but not all.

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We need to talk about mental health

2-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

In October 2012 Deloitte decided to tackle the issue of workplace mental health seriously

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Client partners are a special breed

26-May-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Our focus this week is on a relationship: we profile the general counsel of Universal Music Richard Constant with his favoured external lawyer, Stephen Kon of KWMSJB, a year after the titanic merger with EMI was given the nod

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Freshfields lures Fried Frank trio in latest New York hiring spree

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson head of capital markets Valerie Ford Jacob along with two corporate partners in New York.

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Scotland’s Blackadders expands into Perth

19-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Edinburgh-headquartered Blackadders has to take over Perth-based Condies, growing its practice to approximately 220 lawyers and six offices in the country from next week. 

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DLA Piper loses India co-head to Squire Patton Boggs

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper’s co-head for its India group Biswajit Chatterjee is to join Squire Patton Boggs in a similar Singapore-based role alongside London partner Dharmendra Nair.

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Society of Conservative Lawyers publishes devolution plan for 'quasi-federal Kingdom'

19-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Society of Conservative Lawyers has published a paper setting out proposals for more devolution to Scotland, England and Wales to establish a “quasi-federal kingdom’ after yesterday’s Scottish ‘no’ vote. 

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The Akin deal is done, but what of the five Bingham refuseniks?

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The much anticipated tie-up between Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bingham McCutcheon’s London office closes only one chapter of speculation over the fate of the US firm.

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So it's a No

19-Sep-2014

Scotland has decided to stay in the United Kingdom, but the Downing Street declaration, in which David Cameron has pledged more devolution across the UK. The questions raised by the independence debate will keep constitutional lawyers busy for years.

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