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Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 25 May 2015

25-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The trouble with social media; inappropriate emails; and how buying your home may change under the Tories

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Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC bill judicial review

25-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has applied for permission to seek judicial review against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for its client Bernie Ecclestone over his £1bn tax bill.

Video: Totum talks – New service delivery models weblink subscription

Totum 11-Mar-2015

Totum’s Tim Skipper, Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis discuss the major players in the global legal market and new service delivery models.

Video: Totum talks — law and the role of the Big Four weblink subscription

Totum 5-Feb-2015

Tim Skipper talks to Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis about the role the Big Four have to play in the legal services market of the future.

Australian tax alert: bitcoin and cryptocurrencies — why the GST law should change download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

The Australian Taxation Office released a draft ruling on the Goods and Services Tax treatment of bitcoin transactions on 20 August 2014. 

Shale gale blows on in 2015 download subscription

Dentons 13-Jan-2015

This briefing highlights the ongoing interest in shale and the implications of the government’s emerging Infrastructure Bill.

Video: Life sciences — patent extension strategies and antitrust global update weblink subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

DLA Piper’s ‘Life sciences: patent extension strategies and antitrust global update’ video covers global antitrust and competition issues including product hopping and reverse payment patents.

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Pearson’s Tellmann: alternative providers "will threaten the in-house world"

26-May-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

In-house roles will be the next target for low-cost alternative legal service providers, according to Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.

Money

Weightmans turnover rises 2.5 per cent to record £89m

26-May-2015 0:01 am | By Jonathon Manning

Weightmans has announced a continued rise in turnover of 2.5 per cent, from £87m to £89.2m for the 2014/15 financial year.

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015 0:03 am

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC bill judicial review

25-May-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills has applied for permission to seek judicial review against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for its client Bernie Ecclestone over his £1bn tax bill.

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The Lawyer partners with Mind to launch employee wellness report

22-May-2015 9:37 am | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer and Lawyer 2B have teamed up with sister publication Employee Benefits and mental health charity Mind to produce an in-depth report into how law firms incentivise and engage staff through their remuneration and benefits strategies.

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EY plans Manchester growth around former Addleshaws managing partner

22-May-2015 1:02 pm | By Jonathon Manning

EY has announced the appointment of two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including former managing partner Paul Devitt, in a bid to develop a Manchester legal services offering.

Shell energy

Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 11:23 am | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

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Linklaters' NQ pay falls behind Slaughter and May's

22-May-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters has released its pay bands for junior lawyers during 2015/16, leaving newly-qualified (NQ) pay lagging slightly behind their peers at Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May.

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Floating your boat

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

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The Lawyer GC Strategy Summit: GCs need to realise their power

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Term ‘lawyer’ no longer describes the GC role in business, says top CEO

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Star legal writers in the employment sector

26-May-2015

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. 

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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Star legal writers in the IT, data and privacy sector

18-May-2015

This week’s pick of top writers from TheLawyer.com’s IT, data and privacy briefings

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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

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Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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Covington, Latham, Mayer Brown lead on Altice’s acquisition of Suddenlink

Covington & Burling, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown and French firm Franklin are among the firms advising in Altice’s acquisition of US rival Suddenlink, in a deal valued at $9.1bn (£5.86m)