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Take part: The Smith & Williamson Law Firm Survey 2021

The Smith & Williamson law firm survey is back for its 27th year. For decades the survey has determined what factors are having a big impact on the legal profession. This has allowed analysis to look at year-on-year trends around confidence, financial management and strategy. Last year we discovered that: Despite the pandemic, 69 per […]

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Kirkland associates see target hours soar amid work surge

Associates in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis are seeing expectations around their target hours spike considerably, The Lawyer has learned, as a result of rising workloads. Sources said junior lawyers at the US firm have seen their targets skyrocket. Over the past few months, they have risen from the bonus threshold of 2,000 […]

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HSF expands alternative services arm as revenue hits £50m

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is broadening the offering of its alternative legal services arm, as its revenue smashes through its £50m target. Launched in Belfast in 2011, the alternative legal technology (ALT) service unit now includes more than 350 people around the world, having grown to over £50m from the £40m reported in 2019 and […]

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White & Case nabs Shearman duo

White & Case has hired two partners from Shearman & Sterling, as it rebuilds its London ranks following a recent steady flow of defections. The US firm has taken on partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks, who have spent little more than two years at Shearman. Sheddick is a partner in the project development and […]

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