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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
All eyes were focused on George Osborne yesterday as he delivered his Budget speech and dashed the hopes of all those in the market for a £2m property.
So you’d be forgiven for missing a New York Bar announcement that could have just as much of an impact on City lawyers.
The state bar association has ruled that lawyers in New York State can’t join a firm with non-lawyer owners - meaning UK firms with a base in the Big Apple can’t take external investment.
Unless something drastic happens, the decision isn’t likely to impact on the biggies that already have Manhattan bases; Clifford Chance and Freshfields aren’t looking like being ABS contenders any time soon.
But for DLA Piper, which owns a stake in ABS LawVest, it could be about as welcome as Osborne’s granny tax.
Here’s hoping no DLA-er was about to exchange on a new mansion.