Farrers sees profit rise by 14 per cent as turnover stabilises

29-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Farrer & Co has reported a 14 per cent rise in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year thanks to an increase in its equity partnership, while turnover was stable at £50.7m.

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Brick Court restructures clerking team after Deborah Anderson exit

29-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Brick Court Chambers has restructured its clerking team following the exit of longstanding joint senior clerk Deborah Anderson.

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PEP rises 52 per cent at Hamlins as revenue shoots up by a quarter

29-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Profit per equity partner (PEP) at West End firm Hamlins has risen by 52 per cent, from £367,000 to £560,000.


Vincent Tchenguiz settles record £200m SFO battle for £3m

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its record battle with Vincent Tchenguiz after agreeing to settle his £200m damages claim for £3m.


Which London sets rein on fees?

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London’s top chambers reveal a stellar year so far with reports of increases in barrister revenues


From Cobbetts to Cosmopolitans: law firms are 'like cocktails', claims brand research

25-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do Slater & Gordon and Tom Cruise have in common? Both make people think of Long Island Ice Teas, according to brand consultancy Intangible Business. 

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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing


Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet


What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell?

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ABS of the Year Roundtable: Variety adds spice

23-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

ABSs arrived just two years ago but their impact on the profession is already deep. In a pre-Awards debate, our shortlisters discuss the rough and smooth of the transition


Northern Ireland: The low tax dream

23-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Northern Ireland’s economy has picked up and work levels with it. Lawyers can almost taste the possibilities from much lower corporation tax

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UK Briefings

The latest employment law changes: legislation tracker — July 2014 weblink subscription

Walker Morris 28-Jul-2014

The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.

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Sir Nigel Knowles: Reshoring and the great British manufacturing renaissance


UK reshoring is a catalyst for economic growth but a national policy is also vital


Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective


Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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