Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has reported a a 9 per cent plunge in average profit per full equity partner (PEP) from £545,000 to £496,000, bringing it to its lowest point since 2008/09.
Hill Dickinson has reported that its turnover for the 2014/15 financial year has fallen by 6.4 per cent, from £111.6m to £104.4m.
Clifford Chance London managing partner David Bickerton is encouraging partners to work from home when possible in a bid to increase flexible working at the firm.
Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.
Cartwright King client Tom Hayes has been found guilty in Southwark Crown Court of rigging global Libor interest rates.
The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.
Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.
The lawyers shortlisted for Funds Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards have shown great flexibility in the face of intensified regulation.
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