UK200 2009

The Lawyer

  • Centre forward

    UK200 2009

    The magic circle has its reputation, the regional players lower fees. What can the London mid-market draw on in these tough times? asks Luke McLeod-Roberts

  • Cost of living

    UK200 2009

    Cutting costs has been the theme of the past financial year as the national firms struggle to come to terms with the economic uncertainties. By Julia Berris

  • Cover up

    UK200 2009

    Insurance has remained robust despite the economic downturn, but the coming year will really test firms’ mettle, says Katy Dowell

  • Crow Bar

    UK200 2009

    While law firms are struggling, many barristers are enjoying a boom. Katy Dowell reveals some of the winners in the turbulent economic climate

  • Down but not out

    UK200 2009

    While the Bristol heavyweights battled for supremacy, the smaller Southern firms held their own. By Corinne McPartland

  • Go North and multiply

    UK200 2009

    The North has been as vulnerable as anywhere else to the recession, but the largest firms are increasing their gap at the top. By Tom Phillips

  • Joint accounts

    UK200 2009

    This year Eversheds provided figures for its entire overseas network, as well as its UK operation. Matt Byrne recalibrates this year’s revenue rankings to unveil the alliance factor

  • Off-kilter

    UK200 2009

    Every sector has provided Scotland’s law firms with challenges, but projects lawyers have been feeling the recession most keenly. By Margaret Taylor

  • Plight club

    UK200 2009

    Last year we identified a group of firms facing significant challenges. Kit Chellel returns to the ‘problem firms’ to see what difference a year makes

  • Practice games

    UK200 2009

    Firms may have become more transparent in recent years, but that will not stop them massaging the figures in this turbulent market, says Matt Byrne

  • Rising dampener

    UK200 2009

    It may have been tough at the top in the last financial year, but as the statistics for the full UK 200 show, it was even tougher at the bottom.

  • Smoking brum

    UK200 2009

    With the Midlands fast becoming a magnet for the UK’s legal industry, Corinne McPartland queries whether the region can sustain so many law firms

  • The power of 10

    UK200 2009

    The past decade has brought recession, consolidation and a cultural revolution to the legal sector in the UK. Catrin Griffiths and Margaret Taylor assess how the top firms have evolved and defined the changing times

  • The sound of silence

    UK200 2009

    Despite a tough year, most firms are still prepared to publish their financial results. A minority are keeping tight-lipped. By Luke McLeod-Roberts

  • Vexed in the city

    UK200 2009

    The London large peer group has had a tough time of it, but management is looking to international growth to offset disappointing financials. By Margaret Taylor

  • West assured

    UK200 2009

    Diminishing corporate and real estate deals have taken the biggest toll on the West End players, but as Kit Chellel finds, a fighting spirit prevails

  • When the magic has gone

    UK200 2009

    Linklaters is now top dog in the UK and Clifford Chance has been pushed down to third place. Kit Chellel reports on the battle for supremacy among the UK elite