LND: Rental arithmetic: how the UK's top firms are managing their property


Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to fit their working practices into soaring property overheads. Our exclusive UK200 data reveals the ongoing battle to keep a lid on real estate costs

LND: Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in talks to create £75m firm


Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.

“It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone”: Kirkland’s Jim Learner on how to hire in London


When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him. Former London chief Jim Learner was not one of them.

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why


Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit (GLS). While cracking jokes. Obviously.

Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright lead global trend of ramping up in Africa


Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) are already two of the most-established firms operating on the African continent, both with their own offices in South Africa – and plans to keep growing.

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Germany's Flick Gocke Schaumburg launches Hamburg office

4-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) has announced it is launching in Hamburg later this year, its fifth domestic office.

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3-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells will retain just 21 of 32 trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions this spring, giving it a 66 per cent retention rate.


White & Case hires two Clifford Chance partners in Germany as exits continue

3-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Two more Clifford Chance partners, Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister, have left the firm’s German practice.

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2-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Are you reading this while snugly ensconced in your warehouse-sized corner office? Does that make you a dinosaur? Yep, probably.

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16-Feb-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

The trend for working flexibly is gathering significant pace and as this week’s analysis of Allen & Overy’s Peerpoint reveals, for some firms it’s also a way into new markets domestically and internationally. For years lawyers who worked part time or flexibly were derided in some quarters as second rate. Now, with rapidly growing number of lawyers working flexibly and impressive turnover increases at various offerings, it looks like an idea whose time has come.

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