LND: Irwin Mitchell and Thomas Eggar confirm £250m merger


Irwin Mitchell has announced it is set to merge with Thomas Eggar in a move which will create a £250m firm with over 270 partners.

LND: Addleshaws set to merge with Scottish heavyweight Maclays


Addleshaw Goddard has negotiated a merger deal with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, dependent on a partnership vote, The Lawyer understands.

Bryan Cave to focus on three key areas after firmwide strategic review


Bryan Cave has completed a long-term strategic review, with the US firm placing emphasis on three main areas such as thought leadership, sector focus and diversity.

Ashurst rakes in £12m on Crossrail development work


Ashurst has continued to rake in the lion’s share of legal fees on the development of the Crossrail network, with earnings of £2.4m during the last financial year.

Goodwin Procter's Evans: "Germany was the right next step"


Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany

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Slater & Gordon’s shares plummet 52 per cent following Autumn Statement

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A&O revenues grow nearly 4 per cent in half-year results

26-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O) has reported a 3.6 per cent rise in revenue in the first half of 2015/16, with the firm’s turnover growing from £619.7m to £642m.


RBS £4bn shareholder battle adjourned to 2017 amid criticism of disclosure process

26-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have been criticised in the High Court for their “unfocused”, “unsettling” and “less than compelling” approach to disclosure in the bank’s £4bn battle with shareholders.

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Irwin Mitchell and Thomas Eggar confirm £250m merger

26-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has announced it will merge with Thomas Eggar in a move which will create a £250m firm with more than 270 partners.

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Osborne deals a boost and a blow


It is the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday which makes this a big week for big numbers.

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German lessons

23-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

International firms have been reviewing their operations in Germany, with mixed results.  Sidley Austin, Orrick and Shearman & Sterling have all downsized, while others, such as Pinsent Masons, Fieldfisher, Reed Smith and Greenberg Traurig, have leapt upon hiring opportunities. Frankfurt no longer exerts the biggest pull; place your bets on Munich instead.

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