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Axiom Ince finally collapses

Axiom Ince, which bought troubled firms Ince and Plexus earlier this year, has asked the High Court to appoint administrators. Axiom Ince, previously known as Axiom DWFM, instructed Devonshires Solicitors partner Jim Varley to file a notice of intention to appoint an administrator today. It is understood that the firm had to cease trading as […]

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Exclusive: The promotions set to bolster Kirkland’s partner ranks

Lawyers across Kirkland & Ellis are celebrating their promotion to partner, as the firm looks set to announce its annual round later on today. While the full list will be available later, a large group of London lawyers are expected to make the cut. Over the summer, the biggest story emerging from the firm was […]

Goodwin bolsters London team with white-collar expertise

Goodwin Procter has accelerated plans to offer a full-service contentious practice in the City, having appointed its first dedicated white-collar partner in London. Partner Mark Beardsworth joins from Cadwalader, where he has practised since 2019. Beardsworth joined Cadwalader at a time when it was undergoing its own hiring spree to grow the white-collar defence and […]

Pogust Goodhead signs $552m litigation investment deal

Pogust Goodhead, a disputes firm known for securing a settlement in the 2022 Volkswagen emissions group litigation, has agreed to a partnership deal with investment manager Gramercy. The corporate debt finance deal is thought to be the largest worldwide investment in a law firm to date. It is also the largest single investment to date […]

Signal Research Reports

Real Estate: Lawyer Sentiment

Get critical intelligence into the satisfaction amongst real estate lawyers at private practice law firms in the UK based on data collected from our Lawyer Sentiment survey Filter data on firm culture, satisfaction, sentiment and churn across a range of metrics including salary bands, seniority, age group, sex and location Get the churn score across […]

The City 50 2023

This report contains: The Lawyer’s The City 50 ranking 2023 analysis on partner capital contributions and how it compares with other key indicators such as profit five-year UK 200 data showing key trends in how firms are using their real estate data on firms’ current and likely future use of artificial intelligence

Global Litigation 50 2023

This report contains: ranking of the top 50 firms based on their global litigation revenue generated in the last financial year analysis of financials and headcount growth global trends in litigation over the past year

Global Top 30 in Europe

This report contains: a stratification of the 30 largest global law firms in Continental Europe based on partner headcount a look at what proportion of global partnerships are concentrated in Europe an analysis of firms’ presence in Europe’s five key financial centres

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