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.


Inclusivity is not ‘nice’ – it’s critical

16-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The findings of our diversity report make for pretty sobering reading.

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Revealed: law firms’ FTSE 250 links

9-Nov-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

For all the glamour and global firepower of the FTSE 100, the FTSE 250 is a bellwether for corporate Britain.


China: one partnership, many systems

2-Nov-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

President Xi Jinping’s UK visit has supposedly opened a “golden era” in Sino-British relations.

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UK firms: not as global as you think

26-Oct-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Our new Global Growth Index tracks overseas revenues at UK-led law firms - but what does it show?

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A message firms should not ignore

19-Oct-2015 | By Matt Byrne

There are driven in-house lawyers and there are driven in-house lawyers. And then there’s Vodafone’s Rosemary Martin.


Meet the star firms of the next decade

12-Oct-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today sees the launch of a brand new investigation, focusing on the 100 firms in a £1.308bn market.

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Firebrands are a firm’s best friend

5-Oct-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

And there goes another Scottish independent. McClure Naismith’s decision to call in the administrators in August was the third sad ending of its kind, following Semple Fraser in 2013 and Tods Murray, bought by Shepherd & Wedderburn in 2014.

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China’s law firms are looking for you

28-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

We didn’t deliberately co-ordinate the publication of our China Elite report (click here for an executive preview) with George Osborne’s visit to the PRC, but it’s happy timing. 

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How to build a business model around listening

21-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Lawyers are prone to a sort of exceptionalism that they alone are responsible for the client, but when you look at that service in the round, you have to consider business development, team allocation and, of course, technology.

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Real estate gems in this year’s UK 200

14-Sep-2015 | By Matt Byrne

It’s UK 200 time, but this year there’s a difference. Several differences, in fact.

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Take control of your own career progression

7-Sep-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Shiny faces, shiny shoes, shiny resolutions. The first proper week back from the summer holiday is often about putting into practice everything you’ve been mulling over in a rainy gîte: hence our themed issue on career choices, and how to take control of your own progression. 


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.


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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In-house counsel as business partner: Managing reputational risk

27-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.

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Quinn Emanuel's East and Prevezer on being "bigger, better, faster, harder"

27-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Quinn Emanuel now ranks as the third largest litigation practice in the world in terms of revenue, according to The Lawyer’s Global Litigation Top 50, with disputes bringing in $1.088bn in 2014 – 98 per cent of its total turnover.


Capita completes panel review with Addleshaws, DWF and Pinsents winning spots

27-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of national firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and Pinsent Masons are both understood to have won roles on Capita’s commercial panel review, which concluded this month. 


ICBC Standard Bank instructs HSF on UK's first ever DPA with SFO

26-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

ICBC Standard Bank has instructed Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) on plans to enter into the first-ever UK deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

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

26-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Personal injury heavyweight Slater & Gordon saw its share price drop 52 per cent overnight after the UK Government announced a shake-up in the way road accidents claims are handled.

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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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