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.

Ashfords set to jump up UK rankings with £60m Boyes Turner merger

South West firms Ashfords and Boyes Turner are to merge, creating a Southern powerhouse with combined revenue nearing £60m. The merger will take place on 1 May 2019, and the new firm will continue to trade as Ashfords. The combined revenues of the merged firms would be enough to propel Ashfords up to 57th position […]

London

Winston is latest US firm to put London at the heart of decision planning

Winston & Strawn has confirmed its ongoing commitment to the UK with the election of its London office head to the firm’s global executive committee, part of a nine-partner round of new appointments to its board. Peter Crowther joins Winston & Strawn’s excom after his role as London office managing partner was renewed last month […]

Why e-signatures should be the de facto standard for executing deals

By Richard Oliphant The market for legal services is highly competitive. The recent report by The Lawyer and Intapp (‘Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered’) revealed how law firms are investing heavily in ‘intelligent automation’ technologies and using data analytics to improve client service and stay ahead of the pack. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning […]

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