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Weightmans has become the latest firm to announce its partner promotions, adding four partners - one more than in 2012.
Liverpool firm Hill Dickinson is kicking off a business review that could lead to job cuts in a move blamed on the tough economic climate.
Exchange Chambers has seen a return to growth for the 2012/13 financial year, with the set posting a revenue rise of 10 per cent.
The head of court of protection at Pannone’s Manchester office has left the firm to set up his own court of protection outfit with former Pannone partner Rachel Dobson.
Shoosmiths has made up six lawyers to partner in its annual promotions round, covering employment, litigation, corporate, regulatory and real estate.
Staff at former Cobbetts debt recovery business Incasso have been put into redundancy consultation weeks after the business was bought from the failed firm’s administrators.
Senior lawyers at other regional firms have suggested that a lack of clear strategy and failure to capitalise on rapid growth in 2003 and 2004 may have contributed to Cobbetts’ financial difficulties.
The latest firm to be granted an ABS licence said it now plans to develop its clinical negligence and personal injury practice.
Manchester firm JMW has increased revenue by 14 per cent and profit by 24 per cent for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, the firm said.
DLA Piper is understood to be losing four partners from its Manchester office to rival Irwin Mitchell.
Manchester headquartered Linder Myers has bought fellow Manchester firm SNG Commercial Law out of administration in the same week that it completed mergers with Chester-based Drummonds Solicitors and Lancashire-based Senior Calveley & Hardy Solicitors.
Cobbetts has agreed a link-up with a Saudi Arabian lawyer in a bid to capture work coming out of the region.
Pannone’s turnover fell by nearly 3 per cent in the 2011-12 financial year but average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose by 8 per cent after the firm cut costs by £1.5m.
Liverpool City Council has slashed its advocacy legal spend by 20 per cent after launching a procurement process that saw Exchange Chambers cut from its roster of advisors.
DWF has broken through the £100m turnover barrier for the first time after posting a rise of 23 per cent to £102m for the 2011-12 financial year.
North-West firm Weightmans has posted a 32.5 per cent rise in turnover from £58.2m to £77.1m at the year end.
Greater Manchester insurance specialists Keoghs has opened a third office in Bolton s it seeks to expand its casualty claims team.
Cobbetts managing partner Michael Shaw has announced that he is stepping down after 16 years in the role.
DWF has reappointed Andrew Leaitherland as managing partner for a third three-year term after he ran unopposed for the post.
Greater Manchester firm Keoghs is in talks with private equity firm Bowmark Capital about taking external investment.