Joanne Harris

Jo worked for The Lawyer from May 2004 to December 2006, and from November 2010 to July 2016, initially as a reporter focusing on litigation and the Bar, then as Europe editor and finally news editor.

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European 100: Combined revenue reaches all-time high of €12.2bn

The record growth seen among swathes of US firms last year was echoed across Continental Europe, as 2021 saw the largest jump in combined revenue in the history of The Lawyer’s Euro 100 report. The combined revenue of all 100 firms for the 2021 financial year grew by roughly €1bn between 2020 and 2021, rising […]

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UK200: The Independents – Furlough aids firms through challenging year

Research carried out by The Lawyer suggests that the overwhelming majority of the UK’s second 100 law firms took advantage of the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the first wave of lockdown this year. Every one of the 39 firms interviewed for the UK 200: The Independents report had used the furlough scheme […]


The Lawyer’s European 100: Loyens sets diversity target for 2025

Benelux’s largest firm, Loyens & Loeff, has set itself a target of achieving a 30 per cent female partnership by 2025, requiring it to almost double its numbers in just five years. Loyens is one of just 43 European 100 firms to have added female partners in 2019, but its female partnership proportion was still […]


Fidal bumped to third in European 100 as Garrigues retakes top spot

The mass defection of nearly 150 lawyers from Fidal to KPMG last year resulted in the French giant losing its position as Europe’s largest independent law firm, data gathered for The Lawyer European 100 2020 reveals. Fidal saw an 11.7 per cent fall in revenue in 2019, from €367m to €324m (£284.4m), as a result […]

Combined revenue of European 100 keeps rising but 2020 outlook is bleak

The combined revenue of the 100 largest independent firms in Europe continued to rise in 2019, The Lawyer can reveal – but firms are bracing for a reversal of fortunes in 2020. Total turnover for the 100 firms rose 5.2 per cent last year, from €10.4bn in 2018 to €10.94bn (£9.6bn), continued an upwards trend. […]