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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

20-Jul-2015

 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.

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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.

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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

15-Jun-2015

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

18-May-2015

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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KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.

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Weil and DLA Piper advise on PAI Partners' £1.8bn exit from cargo group Swissport

31-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have won top roles on the £1.8bn sale of baggage handling company Swissport from private equity firm PAI Partners to China’s HNA Group. 

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BLM beats predictions as turnover breaks £100m

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

BLM has seen turnover increase 17 per cent from £89m to £104.1m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Burges Salmon boosts net profit by 10.6 per cent to £28.1m in fourth record-breaking year

31-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Revenue at Burges Salmon grew by 5.6 per cent in 2014/15 from £76.5m to £80.8m for the fourth consecutive year, while net profit increased by 10.6 per cent from £25.4m to £28.1m during the period.

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KWM’s Fuller: “No more mergers for now, our focus is on integration”

31-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

With the international legal community still abounding with scepticism around the concept of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller finds part of his job is to deliver “proof of concept” both internally and externally.

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Gordons quartet leave to start private client boutique

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A team of private client lawyers from Leeds based firm Gordons has split away from the firm to set up a private law boutique.

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A very public decision

31-Jul-2015

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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