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Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

Peter Jackson

Hill Dickinson puts 39 jobs into consultation

21-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hill Dickinson has placed 39 roles within its counter fraud group at risk of redundancy, with the positions now subject to a 30-day consultation period that began yesterday (21 July). 

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RPC reports first profit drop in five years, revenue up to £84.1m

21-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has reported a 3 per cent drop in net profit from £26.8m to £26m at the end of the latest financial year, alongside a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m.

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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.

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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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Insurance Briefings

Mesothelioma survival rate and compensation: deaths continue to rise download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive have indicated that the number of cancer deaths in the UK caused by asbestos exposure is continuing to rise.

Real-estate investment in Australia download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Jul-2014

Australia offers a platform that allows new foreign investors to embrace the globalisation of real-estate capital with confidence.

Lock-up agreements: ABI publishes best-practice recommendations download subscription

Kemp Little 17-Jul-2014

There has been a recent trend towards lock-up agreements being waived by the bank in whose favour they are given before the stated expiry date. The ABI has expressed concerns about the recent increased frequency of such waivers.

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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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Victims’ needs must come first

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

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SRA should soften consumer focus and clamp down on the unrated sector to secure PI future

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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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