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Freshfields scores a US touchdown

29-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.

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Akin means business in the City

22-Sep-2014

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.

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Avoiding panel game pigeonholes

15-Sep-2014

This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

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Scotland’s firms hold their nerve

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

With just over a week to go until Scotland decides whether to maintain a 300-year-old union or branch out on its own again, its law firms are feeling the effects of referendum fever. And not necessarily in a good way.

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A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

The bar is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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Outflanked in this War of the Roses

21-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

A few weeks ago I asked why Leeds seemed to have fallen off the pace compared to other regional cities’ legal offerings.

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UK firms look to grow on home soil

14-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

These days it’s all about global growth. Right? Not according to our feature today.

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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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Exclusive: Former Ashurst boss Geffen quits for Gibson Dunn

1-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen has resigned from the firm to join Los Angeles-headquartered Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

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Competition boutique Hausfeld launches in Brussels with hire of Michelin GC Geelhand

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has hired Michelin Group Europe general counsel Laurent Geelhand to launch a Brussels office.

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Parabis closes Bristol and Colchester offices

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.

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Antonio Garrigues retires from firm after sixty years

1-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Antonio Garrigues has stepped down from the firm his father founded after sixty years, including over fifty in management roles at Europe’s largest independent practice.

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KPMG awarded ABS licence

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

KPMG has become the latest ‘Big Four’ professional services firm to be granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Burgeoning Belfast

29-Sep-2014

Belfast has become a magnet for international firms wanting to site their low-cost operations; think Herbert Smith, Allen & Overy and Baker &McKenzie. But it’s also become popular with firms wanting to expand their legal offerings. Pinsent Masons, Kennedys and most recently BLM have all merged with local firms.

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