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After Covid-19: Return to work and the “new normal”

COVID-19 has left the whole world shaken. There’s a lot of debate going on about how soon life will return to normal, and whether things will ever be quite the same as used to be. Certainly the ‘post COVID19 return to work’ is a hot topic right now, particularly after recent advice from the UK Government.

Government makes it easier for manufacturers to offer PPE on the European market

Following a European Commission Recommendation published on 13 March 2020 (EC Recommendation), the government have taken steps to relax regulatory requirements in relation to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. The changes enable manufacturers to place PPE on the market more quickly in an effort to meet the ever increasing demand […]

Angola: banking regulations 2020

The Angolan banking system now comprises 26 banks, it being widely agreed that Angola’s banking institutions will need to continue their consolidation over the next few years – particularly considering that Angolan banking institutions still have a high rate of nonperforming loans (NPLs), despite the 5% reduction in 2018, and are being required to comply with international best practices and standards issued by the Basel Committee on banking supervision.

Changes in the real estate landscape

The past week has seen significant changes for all involved in real estate. This article summaries the key points owners and their advisors need to know.

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Osborne Clarke – UK 100

Turnover: £64.6m Profit per equity partner: £303,000 Equity spread: £165,000-£345,000 Net profit: £12m Profit margin: 19 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £85,000-£150,000 Revenue per lawyer: £206,000 Revenue per partner: £702,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,374,000 Cost per lawyer: £168,000 Profit per lawyer: £38,000 No of partners: 92 No of equity partners: 47 No of female […]

DMH merger opens door to London

South-East firm DMH has secured a London merger, after signing a deal with 15-partner Stallard Solicitors. The merger creates a 47-partner firm with an estimated turnover of £21m. It will practice as DMH Stallard with Tim Aspinall, DMH managing partner, to lead the newly merged outfit. The tie-in continues DMH’s period of aggressive expansion, which […]

Henmans – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £6.8m Revenue per partner: £309,100 Revenue per lawyer: £113,300 Total number of partners: 22 Total number of fee-earners: 71 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 60 Total number of support staff: 67 offices: Oxford, Woodstock Equity structure: Merit Core business: Litigation, personal injury and clinical negligence, private client, property, charities Clients: […]

Travers Smith Braithwaite – UK 100

Turnover: £45m Profit per equity partner: £415,000 Equity spread: £225,000-£650,000 Net profit: £18.7m Profit margin: 42 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £100,000-£150,000 Revenue per lawyer: £288,000 Revenue per partner: £865,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,023,000 Cost per lawyer: £169,000 Profit per lawyer: £120,000 No of partners: 52 No of equity partners: 44 No of female […]

How to catch and keep a City lawyer

Regional firms often need City talent. Alex Van Hattum reveals the methodology behind getting it All law firms must recruit to fulfil their requirement for new talent. For many regional firms, the likely hunting ground is London, with its large pool of skilful lawyers who have gained the right experience and may be disaffected with […]

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