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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

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Jonathan Watmough and the RPC learning curve

26-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Last night RPC scooped the top gong at The Lawyer Awards, Law Firm of the Year. Here we revisit an interview with managing partner Jonathan Watmough in which he reflects on how the firm has shaken up its client list to generate growth

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Weightmans brings City veteran Mackie on board to build insurance team

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans has hired Edwards Wildman Palmer partner Francis Mackie in a bid to transform its insurance practice.


Kennedys posts 10 per cent turnover rise to £128.5m

12-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kennedys has reported a 10 per cent increase in turnover to £128.5m for 2013/14 from £117m in 2012/13.

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Clydes launches fifth US office with Orange County base

9-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has hired two partners from US firm Keesal, Young & Logan to establish its fifth US office in Orange County, Southern California.

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Clydes' revenue rises 8.5 per cent to £365.1m, predicted PEP at £600k

5-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has increased its revenues by 8.5 per cent from £336.6m to £365.1m for the 2013/14 year-end.


DAC Beachcroft reduces office space and puts 65 jobs at risk

2-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft has put 65 jobs across the UK and Scotland into consultation that launched on 30 May and will vacate its Fountain Street office in Manchester as a result. 

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RPC appoints Boswall as new senior partner

2-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC’s partnership has elected commercial litigation partner Rupert Boswall as its new senior partner with immediate effect. 

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Top tips for financiers: dealing with a defaulting borrower download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

The Dentons restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy group considers the legal, commercial and practical issues.

Croatia: recent news highlights — increase in mobile operator prices and mass termination of subscription agreements; and more download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 8-Jul-2014

Karanovic & Nikolic discusses the recent news highlights coming out of Croatia.

Rector Report on reforming reserve financing transactions: much work remains — six developments download subscription

DLA Piper 7-Jul-2014

The PBR Task Force held a conference call to discuss comments to the modified recommendations to the report issued by Rector & Associates regarding reserve financing transactions.

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The great insurance landgrab

19-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The consumer insurance market has seen a fierce tussle for territory. Have the mega-firms won or has the war just begun?

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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.


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As the renewal season for professional indemnity insurance approaches, insurers see the market hardening

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Claimant groups will need a lot of convincing about a new proposal for progressing mesothelioma cases

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Regulators are looking afresh at the activities of professionals, and litigation is sure to follow. But how will these claims be paid for? asks Peter Smith.

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