The Lawyer’s first Regional Powerhouse Ranking shows the strength of the UK’s legal market outside London
A period of radical change has descended on the profession, with firms contending with a raft of organisational challenges. Major tax reforms are underway for the 2023/24 year, with many firms expected to issue cash calls to satisfy the income tax bills from HM Revenue & Customs. But this one-off hit is little compared with […]
How many people does it take to keep lawyers honest? For the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) the answer is 646. That’s how many people were employed by the body that regulates solicitors across England and Wales as of October 2022, with headcount having grown by nearly 50 since 2018. In turn, those 646 members of […]
The reimagining of the office is a hallmark of the post-pandemic era. In 2022, law firms took 1.5m sq ft of space in London, a new record, according to Knight Frank. And this isn’t a phenomenon confined to the capital: from Glasgow to Plymouth, law firms are leading the climate-friendly office revolution. The upcoming The […]
Firms are starting to pour investment into legal tech, but the same cannot be said for their clients
The Republic of Mozambique has succeeded in keeping its litigation over the ‘tuna bonds’ scandal alive amid an attempt by Privinvest Shipbuilding to seek a partial stay of proceedings. The shipbuilding company was funded by a range of creditors, including Credit Suisse, to develop an exclusive economic zone around the Mozambique coast to develop tuna […]
CMS is the latest firm to launch an outpost in the Saudi Arabian capital. The Lawyer understands the firm has just received its licence to open from the Saudi government and is in the process of hiring a team. CMS joins a spate of firms that are looking to launch in Saudi Arabia. In July, […]
A decade after its last flurry of UK office launches, TLT is set to open in Birmingham. It will be the seventh UK office for TLT, which has long maintained a UK focus while forging strategic alliances with European firms. TLT said it has plans to house around 60 people in the city, with the […]
Trowers & Hamlins has increased borrowings from £6m to £11.3m to finance necessary investments to ensure it can remain independent. The senior leadership team told The Lawyer it wants to grow to retain and attract the best talent, but that it is not looking at a merger. The firm has instead been investing in new […]
Successful candidates who directly apply for a role at Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett will now receive an onboarding bonus of up to 20 per cent of their annual salary. The initiative has been launched in an attempt to cut out the middleman – such as recruitment agencies and headhunting firms – to attract candidates […]
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