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Hertfordshire-based SA Law and Pickworths have merged to form a 15-partner firm to boost their presence in the region.
South-East firm Penningtons has announced a revenue increase of 35 per cent for the 2011-12 financial year on the back of its double merger with Dawsons and Wedlake Saint.
Burges Salmon spent £9.7m on its new offices in the 2010-11 financial year, hiking the total cost of its move to Bristol’s Temple Quay to £20.7m.
Sussex firm Mayo Wynne Baxter has merged with East Grinstead’s Allen Ticehurst Solicitors.
Osborne Clarke has hired CMS Cameron McKenna pensions partner Keith Webster for its Bristol practice.
Osborne Clarke has shored up its London team with the hire of two lawyers as partners and two as consultants.
Four insurance and reinsurance partners are set to leave the Bristol office of CMS Cameron McKenna in a mass defection to Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC).
Northern and Midlands outfits overtake Southern firms as they recover after slump. Caroline Butcher reports...
Burges Salmon has hired former Clifford Chance partner Kari McCormick for its litigation practice.
South East firm Dutton Gregory has launched an India practice, hoping to gain leverage from the region’s sizeable Asian community.
More than two-thirds of the prospective Halliwells trainees who signed up to a scheme run by Burges Salmon to find them new firms have now landed training contracts.
A strong showing from property and private client has seen South East firm Cripps Harries Hall post a 10.8 per cent rise in net profit for the 2009-10 financial year.
Thomas Eggar is drawing up plans for a merger in a bid to boost its profile in the City and attract outsourced work from magic and silver circle firms.
South coast firm Blake Lapthorn has set its sights on a merger as it attempts to bounce back from a dramatic fall in profitability.
Fareham-headquartered firm Coffin Mew has scrapped the managing partner position in favour of a chief executive role.
South-EAST firm Cripps Harries Hall is awarding bonuses after the firm beat its targeted profit margin by 2.5 percent to hit £5.2m.
Blake Lapthorn has laid off 20 people at the end of its second redundancy consultation.
As elsewhere in the UK, law firms in the South East have not been immune to the changing economic circumstances. But, says Kian Ganz, the region is proving more resilient than others...
EMW Law has made a further 17 members of staff redundant, bringing the total number of redundancies at the firm to 21.
Law firms in the South East and London have laid off more staff than those in any other region in England and Wales, with real estate departments bearing the brunt of the impact.