Slaughters’ Asia ambitions heats up


Which firms spring to mind as having particularly dynamic strategies in Asia? Perhaps King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin? Or Herbert Smith Freehills?

Pittaway, pensions and not-so-pitiful PEP


Specialist pensions-focused firm Sackers, consistently one of the UK 200’s top-performing boutiques, is putting on a brave face after reporting falling figures across the board for the 2013 calendar year

Leeds law undergoes a shake-up


Yorkshire has been the source of many good things over the centuries – Yorkshire puddings, Geoff Boycott, the Brontë sisters, Alan Bennett, and seven London 2012 gold medallists all spring to mind

Five female associates take matters into their own hands


The topic of gender diversity has become increasingly under the spotlight recently, with just this year firms including Pinsent Masons, Herbert ...

DLA Piper’s Asia exits mount


Who needs a PR team when you have Facebook?

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Linklaters first of the magic circle to post NQ retention for autumn 2014

23-Jul-2014 | By Amy Carlse

Linklaters has revealed that it will retain 93 per cent of its final-seat trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions this autumn, becoming the first magic circle firm to announce retention figures this year.


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).

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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.


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.

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Cat Griffiths index

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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Magic numbers


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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