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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Thinking of the legal freelance life? Do the maths first

Can you make more money as a freelance lawyer than if you work at a law firm? It’s a question that is becoming increasingly pertinent, not least because of the rapid growth of flex-lawyer businesses such as Vario and Peerpoint, and a growing number of New Law offerings that rely on freelance lawyers and which […]

PE money circles law as Axiom spin-off plots expansion

Axiom Managed Solutions (AMS), one of two new companies spun out of locum lawyer business Axiom prior to its pending IPO, has appointed a financial adviser to help source potential investors and, ultimately, a significant injection of capital. AMS, which is understood to have a turnover of between $50m and $100m, has appointed Livingstone Partners, […]

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Real estate report 2019: Four firms debut in annual rankings

Dentons continues to boast the world’s largest real estate group by headcount, according to The Lawyer‘s survey of the top 50 biggest teams, while four firms have entered the rankings. Dentons has a total of 392 partners and 1,400 lawyers globally, up from 375 and 1,300 last year, The Lawyer can reveal. For a firm […]

Norton Rose Fulbright

Debevoise posts record financials globally and in the City

Debevoise & Plimpton has posted record financial results for 2018 both on a firmwide basis and in its 30-year-old London office. Firmwide revenue rose by 13 per cent from $822m in 2017 to $929.3m. Average revenue per partner (RPP) also increased, up almost 15 per cent from $5.95m to $6.83m. This was beaten significantly in […]

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Real estate chiefs warn of lawyer job losses in tech race

Last week, in an extract from The Lawyer’s upcoming Global Real Estate 50 report, we highlighted the extent to which proptech is becoming increasingly influential in the strategies of the world’s largest property practices. Notably this year’s report includes numerous examples of how firms are using tech to streamline their delivery of real estate services. DLA […]

Real estate report 2019: The firm spending $8m on lawtech is…

Innovation, specifically the use of proptech, is becoming increasingly influential in the strategies of the world’s largest property practices, as highlighted in The Lawyer’s upcoming Global Real Estate 50 report. The report, which is published later this month, focuses on the strategies of the world’s biggest real estate teams, with technology forming an important part […]

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