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School’s out, but not for trailblazers

3-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s issue is our last of the summer. Three weeks of summer sun with nothing to do but soak up the rays. Possibly.

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Wragges won’t turn away now that it is on America’s doorstep

27-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Wragges’ merger with Gowlings positions it for global expansion.

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Never mind the IPOs, firms need vision

20-Jul-2015

 Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

Matt Byrne

Cost is only part of firms’ property challenge

6-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

There could hardly be a more appropriate symbol of London’s current sky-high property prices than the tale of Boodle Hatfield.

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Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.

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In-housers at home in the comfort zone

22-Jun-2015 | By Matt Byrne

If you work in-house, are you frustrated by the uninspiring service or lack of innovation your external legal services providers offer you?

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Gender pay gap is down to more than a dearth of women at the top

15-Jun-2015

Our salary survey attracted more than 6,000 responses.

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Interesting times for in-housers

8-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This week’s issue of The Lawyer is all about the challenges facing in-house lawyers in a continually testing environment.

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The public sector’s not what it was – it's much better

1-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.

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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think

18-May-2015

To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?

Matt Byrne

The many ways to make a global elite

11-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s cover story plotting the international office growth of Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters reveals some startling statistics.

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Firms call competition into play

5-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.

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Cable & Wireless Communications GC moots inaugural legal panel

1-Sep-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) general counsel Belinda Bradberry is gearing up to install the company’s first-ever legal panel, with growth in the business changing the way its legal function operates.

Leeds

Bevan Brittan to launch in Leeds with DWF hires

1-Sep-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Bevan Brittan is to enter the Leeds legal market after hiring two DWF lawyers to launch an office in the city.

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Magic circle falls behind Slaughters in stock market rankings

1-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Slaughter and May and Pinsent Masons have retained their top positions in the corporate client rankings, but Norton Rose Fulbright has edged Linklaters out of the top five firms ranked by total stock market clients.

Edinburgh

Forty redundant as carve up of McClure Naismith gets underway

31-Aug-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

A total of 42 partners and staff of failed firm McClure Naismith have been left with no jobs to go to after the firm’s administrators worked to secure positions for the majority of the firm.

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Scotland’s McClure Naismith finally calls in administrators

28-Aug-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm McClure Naismith has appointed administrators after several years of tumbling revenues meant it was no longer able to service its debt or other liabilities.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Agility is all

19-Aug-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Amid the clamour for work-life balance, law firms are responding with a series of flexible working policies that allow more people to work from home. And of course, with rents a major part of firms’ expenditure, it helps take the pressure off space requirements too. Will it soon become the norm?

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