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Hiring is the key to capital gains

14-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Until now ‘international’ has been a bit of a euphemism since historically the firms in our survey have always been American. This year, though, the terminology is correct

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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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Beware a council lawyer scorned

24-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Where do you think your local government clients are heading? It’s not a rhetorical question

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Losing the magic touch in finance

17-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Have the magic circle firms squandered their lead in acquisition finance?

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Chance of a sturdier Saudi solution

10-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Last week Paris firm August & Debouzy quit its six-year alliance with Nabarro, which leaves the London firm rather stranded in France.

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Accountants aren’t kidding with ABS this time

3-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Last month PwC Legal got an ABS licence, which will allow it to own its legal arm at last.

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Stress: the elephant in the room

24-Feb-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Last week we reported that Hogan Lovells was setting up an on-site confidential counselling service for its staff as part of its health and wellbeing policy

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Third-party funding still too murky

17-Feb-2014 | By Katy Dowell

How many City litigators are taking the third-party funding market seriously?

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New leaders, new styles

10-Feb-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

After a decade of phenomenal growth, Chinese law firms are now having to confront the issue of succession.

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It’s an assertive not aggressive fee style


Last week I interviewed BLP managing partner Neville Eisenberg. Much of the conversation was about the firm’s difficult year in 2012/13 and what it was considering in terms of strategy and process

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A farewell to UK finance work

20-Jan-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

For some reason the politics of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s corporate department attracts extraordinary attention online from our readers.

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Brightest and best face up to change


The theme in our Hot 100 management roundtable was transformation.

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We predict a riot of litigation activity

6-Jan-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Welcome back to the start of the New Year proper and The Lawyer’s first print edition of 2014.

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The year the future arrived

16-Dec-2013 | By Catrin Griffiths

In September this year The Lawyer devoted an entire issue to futurology. What would the legal profession look like in 2020? We made specific predictions around UK market consolidation and law firm collapses, a radical change in resourcing structures and growing demands from in-house lawyers.

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DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.


Patient to succeed Lilley as Travers’ managing partner in January 2015

17-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Travers Smith’s Paris chief David Patient is set to become firm-wide managing partner when incumbent Andrew Lilley steps down from the role at the end of 2014.

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Hogan Lovells leadership rejig leads to new board role for under 45s

17-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Hogan Lovells has created a position on its 12-strong management board for equity partners aged 45 and under.

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Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

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Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

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Arbitration nation


Ex-Freshfields star Jan Paulsson’s decision to form a boutique with partners from Shearman and Covington has shaken up the arbitration world. With Peter Rees turning up at 39 Essex Street, this is a sector that is seeing plenty of movement.

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