London set 39 Essex Street Chambers is to leave the comfort of the Inns of Court to take up residence in Chancery Lane after adding a 25-strong barrister team from 4 -5 Gray’s Inn Square in 2012.
Lawyer and partner numbers among Leeds’ ‘Big Six’ law firms - Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Pinsent Masons, Squire Patton Boggs and Walker Morris - have dropped in the past five years, The Lawyer can reveal.
Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners.
Mills & Reeve saw its turnover increase by 12 per cent last year, following its merger with Manchester firm George Davies on 1 June 2013.
BLM has seen its profitability return to growth with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 11 per cent from £224,000 to £249,000 in 2013/14.
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