UK 200: The firms setting the highest chargeable hours targets for associates

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Just over half of the UK 200 Independents think trading conditions will be tougher in 2018/19 compared to last year, exclusive data from The Lawyer has shown. Brexit is still a significant concern for the UK’s regional and national law firms, ranked 101 to 200 in The Lawyer’s annual chart. In an attitudinal survey, just over half […]

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