The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
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.
Shoosmiths' financial results have gone against the national grain, with a 10 per cent hike in profitability in the last financial year
Profits per partner rose to £193,000 for 2001/02 from £176,000 the previous year. Turnover has increased 5 per cent from £43.5m to £45.1m. Shoosmiths' financial results coincide with a strategic review that led to the firm's commercial and financial institutions practices merging, and the closure of its Banbury office. The closed office handled predominantly matrimonial work. The firm is focusing on building the commercial property, corporate commercial and litigation departments. "We're looking to make some quite aggressive moves to do that," said chief executive officer Paul Stothard. The firm has also had some good client wins in the past year, including a place on the WH Smith panel and work for the South of England Economic Development Ag-ency (Seeda).