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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.

Matt Byrne

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.

Matt Byrne

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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There’s growth, but it ain’t organic

12-May-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The financial year has ended, the bills are in, and results time is upon us.

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We’ve seen the measure of excellence

5-May-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The 20th anniversary shortlist of The Lawyer Awards is brimming with excellence.

Matt Byrne

1-0 to firms but HMRC will be back

28-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

HMRC’s plans to change the tax treatment for LLP members had a big impact on lawyers.

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Individualism benefits the bench

21-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

How much dissent is appropriate? In the Supreme Court, it is a timely question.

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Construction

Lend Lease promotes senior legal counsel Packer to EMEA GC

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Australian-headquartered construction giant Lend Lease has promoted senior legal counsel Mark Packer to the role of general counsel (GC) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Chancery Lane

39 Essex Street to move out of the Temple and into Chancery Lane

23-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London set 39 Essex Street Chambers is to leave the comfort of the Inns of Court to take up residence in Chancery Lane after adding a 25-strong barrister team from 4 -5 Gray’s Inn Square in 2012.

cyprus

Cypriot firm launches legal action against EU over 'bail-in'

23-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cypriot firm Dr K Chrysotomides & Co has filed a lawsuit against the EU on behalf of 51 claimants seeking compensation for losses suffered when Cyprus agreed to a ‘bail-in’ on two Cypriot banks.

Money

Shakespeares' staff share £700k bonus pot after firm hits £50m target

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Midlands-based Shakespeares has divided a £700,000 bonus pool between 661 staff after hitting a £50m revenue target set by chief executive Paul Wilson.

Hong Kong

Slaughters adds to Hong Kong partnership to bring total to 13

23-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has made up a new partner in Hong Kong, with the promotion taking effect from 1 August 2014.

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Catrin 2012 150

Magic numbers

8-Jul-2014

The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

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