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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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Hiring is the key to capital gains

14-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Our survey of top international firms is, for the first time, truly international.

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Borrowing your way to growth

7-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Today’s issue of The Lawyer is a first: we survey 153 LLP accounts taken from the list of firms in The Lawyer’s UK 200 to investigate debt levels within the UK’s leading legal practices.

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Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

City’s Got Talent extravaganza moves to 100 Club

10-Jul-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Tomorrow’s Square Mile battle of the bands City’s got Talent (20 June 2014), billed by the organisers as “a mini Glastonbury”, has relocated from Guildhall Yard to the spiritual home of Law Rocks, the 100 Club.

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Slater & Gordon lines up England cricket captain Alastair Cook as its brand ambassador

10-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slater & Gordon is set to sponsor England cricket captain Alastair Cook, in a move that will see him act as brand ambassador for the firm.

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Editor's Picks

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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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