Matt Byrne

Matt is The Lawyer’s deputy editor. He has a particular focus on the US legal market. He also leads many of The Lawyer’s market reports, including the UK 200.

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Record profits at UK 200 firms as gap between top and bottom-paid partners widens

The law firm model may be under more pressure than ever before but for many, the all-important average profit per equity partner (PEP) metric remains as reliably high as ever. Nine firms in this year’s UK 200: the Top 100 report posted a PEP of £1m or above with 37 registering average profits of £500,000 […]

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Exclusive: Axiom’s record UK financial results reveal contracts “gold mine”

Axiom’s UK revenue is closing in on the £50m mark, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal, with the alternative legal services provider’s (ALSP) global fee income now totalling $360m (£280m). Total UK revenue for the 2017/18 financial year at Axiom stood at £48.8m, a rise of 63 per cent since the company last revealed its UK […]

EY buys Riverview Law in shock New Law market consolidation bid

EY has announced an agreement to acquire Riverview Law, the New Law business launched with the backing of DLA Piper, in a bid to expand the accountancy giant’s penetration of the global legal services market. The acquisition is specifically aimed at helping EY scale its legal managed services offering and help its clients increase efficiency, […]

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Litigation and the magic circle: have global ambitions plateaued?

The magic circle has reached a natural ceiling in the proportionate level of litigation revenue they generate, a trend that will make future investment in growing their disputes teams less likely, new data in The Lawyer’s Global Litigation 50 suggests. The top 10 global disputes firms of 2018 This year’s analysis of the quartet’s performance […]

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Quinn Emanuel dethroned as world’s biggest litigation firm

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has lost its place as the top-ranked firm for disputes income, after another US giant posted a total litigation revenue of nearly $1.3bn. Kirkland & Ellis has secured the number one spot for the first time, after posting a total disputes revenue of $1.266bn. Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Firm Disputes […]

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