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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.

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Decoding what lawyers say gives us endless hours of amusement. Sometimes it’s pretty obvious. A partner leaves, and you can bet that the managing partner will comment: “We wish him well.” Occasionally, they might add: “But our practice is thriving and will continue to be successful” – a comment that always speaks volumes about what’s lurking […]

Monckton Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £8.7m Heads of chambers: Kenneth Parker QC and Paul Lasok QC. Total tenants (silks): 32 (11) Door tenants: None Chambers contributions: 16.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £273,000 Top cases last year: GE-Honeywell; Replica Football Kit; calls to mobile phones judicial review; MCI Worldcom; IBA Healthcare. No of appearances in House of Lords: Nine […]

SJ Berwin – UK 100

Turnover: £99.2m Profit per equity partner: £510,000 Equity spread: £220,000-£780,000 Net profit: £32.1m Profit margin: 32 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £160,000-£220,000 Revenue per lawyer: £321,000 Revenue per partner: £1,078,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,575,000 Cost per lawyer: £217,000 Profit per lawyer: £104,000 No of partners: 92 No of equity partners: 63 No of female […]

Crutes Law Firm – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £6.7m Revenue per partner: £304,500 Revenue per lawyer: £167,500 Total number of partners: 22 Total number of fee-earners: 98 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 40 Total number of support staff: 100 Offices: Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Business services, defendant insurance litigation, commercial property, private client, […]

Manches – UK 100

Turnover: £23.8m Profit per equity partner: £209,000 Equity spread: £125,000-£280,000 Net profit: £4.5m Profit margin: 19 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £80,000-£120,000 Revenue per lawyer: £222,000 Revenue per partner: £486,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,133,000 Cost per lawyer: £180,000 Profit per lawyer: £42,000 No of partners: 49 No of equity partners: 21 No of female […]

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