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Kirkland ushers in new policies for partner leavers

Kirkland & Ellis is introducing three key changes for departing partners, with amendments to notice period rules and the payout of distributions. From this month, the firm brought in a new measure to its partnership agreement, which will allow the firm to hold onto an exiting member’s potential distributions. The payout of a partner’s distributions […]


Climate crisis: Half of DLA Piper’s assets could be destroyed by tornadoes

With law firms increasingly looking at the risks to their business caused by climate change, DLA Piper has found that 47 per cent of its assets worldwide are vulnerable to tornadoes. The findings follow an assessment of the climate change risks facing the firm. According to the firm’s most recent accounts, the analysis also revealed […]

AI guru Susskind wins new Commonwealth role

Richard Susskind, one of the UK’s best-known experts on legal market technology and artificial intelligence (AI), has been appointed to a new position of special envoy for justice and AI to the secretary-general of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland KC. Susskind’s focus in this new role will be on helping the 56 Commonwealth countries use AI […]

Paul Jenkins and Karen Davies, Ashurst

Close but no cigar: Ashurst narrowly misses £1bn milestone

Ashurst’s boss has pledged that the firm will hit the £1bn revenue mark in its next round of results, after growth of 9 per cent in 2023/24. The firm’s turnover went up from £879m to £961m, which was more or less in line with its 10 per cent uplift in the previous financial year. Average […]

Signal Research Reports

Litigation Tracker: Q2 2024 (Judgments)

This dashboard: contains an overview of the judgments at a selection of courts in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai during Q2of 2024. allows you to compare activity at the courts in Q2 2024 against Q1 2023.

UK Top 50 partner promotions

This report includes: analysis of partner promotions at the UK Top 50 firms since 2020 insight into regional promotion trends a look at the progress towards gender parity in partner promotions data on the practice areas experiencing the highest number of promotions.

Cleary Gottlieb: Under the skin of a firm playing catch-up

This report contains: an analysis of the reality of Cleary Gottlieb’s growth trajectory in London since 2014 an overview of challenges faced by the top global firms which are pursuing similar growth strategies a discussion on Cleary’s distinctive practice area mix, highlighting its substantial focus on antitrust cases.

The Nordic 50 2024

This report contains: ranking of the Nordic 50 firms on a headcount basis headcount analysis of the largest firms split into three groups financial and market analysis of the four jurisdictions in the region firm specific data profiles

Litigation team of the year

This report includes: a breakdown of the eight firms shortlisted for the Litigation Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2024 an overview of the case they have been nominated for an analysis of the firms’ larger litigation team

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