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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Never mind the IPOs, firms need vision


 Gateley’s IPO on AIM in May surprised many.

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Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

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Cost is only part of firms’ property challenge

6-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

There could hardly be a more appropriate symbol of London’s current sky-high property prices than the tale of Boodle Hatfield.


Asian firms continue outward push with globalising clients

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.


In-housers at home in the comfort zone

22-Jun-2015 | By Matt Byrne

If you work in-house, are you frustrated by the uninspiring service or lack of innovation your external legal services providers offer you?

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Gender pay gap is down to more than a dearth of women at the top


Our salary survey attracted more than 6,000 responses.

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Interesting times for in-housers

8-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This week’s issue of The Lawyer is all about the challenges facing in-house lawyers in a continually testing environment.

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The public sector’s not what it was – it's much better

1-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.

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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think


To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?

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The many ways to make a global elite

11-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s cover story plotting the international office growth of Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters reveals some startling statistics.

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Firms call competition into play

5-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.

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McDermotts set to lead as international firms prepare for Cuban future

5-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As McDermott Will & Emery sets its sights on Cuba to launch a full-service venture, The Lawyer explores whether the long-forbidden island will become the next big destination for international firms.


Holman Fenwick Willan PEP slips by 9 per cent to £496k

5-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has reported a a 9 per cent plunge in average profit per full equity partner (PEP) from £545,000 to £496,000, bringing it to its lowest point since 2008/09.

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Portugal's Vieira de Almeida picks up 20-strong team from rival Miranda

5-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has hired around 20 lawyers, including six partners, from rival Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, boosting its strength in oil and gas and African work.

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Pinsents maintains Aim client lead with Wragges and Gowlings on track to overtake next year

5-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

DLA Piper has fallen out of the top five in the Aim client rankings, while Pinsent Masons’ reign at the top could well be threatened by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s tie-up with Gowlings next year.


Hill Dickinson’s turnover and profit figures fall to four year low

5-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Hill Dickinson has reported that its turnover for the 2014/15 financial year has fallen by 6.4 per cent, from £111.6m to £104.4m.

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A very public decision


Gateley’s move to float on AIM earlier this year intrigued the market. It was certainly an unexpected move; most had tipped Irwin Mitchell to be the first commercial law firm to seek a stock market listing. But as our detailed analysis shows, the deal is less radical than on first sight.

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