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.

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 […]

London

Cripps to merge with Pemberton Greenish in bid for South East weight

In a move that will further open up the lower mid-market, South East firm Cripps is to significantly expand its London presence through a merger with £11.6m property and private wealth-focused Pemberton Greenish – a deal that will see it overtake regional stalwarts such as Walker Morris and Foot Anstey. The December deal will create […]

A&O has largest law firm flex offering as revenue soars

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) contract lawyers arm Peerpoint is the largest revenue generator of any law firm-linked flexible working service, with a UK revenue of £25m this year, it can be revealed. Peerpoint’s rapid growth since launching five years ago is a clear indication of a change in sentiment towards the use of contract lawyers […]

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