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Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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Harrowell Shaftoe

Position: 191=Firm: Harrowells Turnover: £7.2mRevenue per fee-earner: £92KRevenue per lawyer: £160KRevenue per partner: £288KTotal number of fee-earners: 78Total number of qualified partners: 45Total number of partners: 25Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 170

Speechly Bircham

Position: 61 Firm: Speechly Bircham Turnover: £47.2mProfit per equity partner: £526KEarnings per partner: £305KEquity spread: £287K-£584KNet profit: £12.1mProfit margin: 26 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £235KRevenue per lawyer: £274KRevenue per partner: £761KRevenue per equity partner: £2.05mTotal number of fee-earners: 201Total number of qualified partners: 172Total number of partners: 62Total number of equity partners: 23Total number of […]

Keeble Hawson

UK 200 Position: 131= Tur… Position: 146=Firm: Keeble Hawson Turnover: £12.5mRevenue per fee-earner: £119KRevenue per lawyer: £240KRevenue per partner: £500KTotal number of fee-earners: 105Total number of qualified partners: 52Total number of partners: 25Total number of female partners: 6Total number of staff: 207

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