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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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Ashton Morton Slack

UK 200 Position: 190 Position: 188=Firm: Ashton Morton Slack Turnover: £7.5mRevenue per fee-earner: £104KRevenue per lawyer: £234KRevenue per partner: £441KTotal number of fee-earners: 72Total number of qualified partners: 32Total number of partners: 17Total number of female partners: 6Total number of staff: 137

Hextalls

UK 200 Position: 176 Turnover:… Position: 183=Firm: Hextalls Turnover: £8.0mRevenue per fee-earner: £143KRevenue per lawyer: £235KRevenue per partner: £400KTotal number of fee-earners: 56Total number of qualified partners: 34Total number of partners: 20Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 89

Kemp Little

UK 200 Position: 197 Turnov… Position: 199Firm: Kemp Little Turnover: £6.4mRevenue per fee-earner: £188KRevenue per lawyer: £194KRevenue per partner: £533KTotal number of fee-earners: 34Total number of qualified partners: 33Total number of partners: 12Total number of female partners: 3Total number of staff: 51

Manches

UK 200 Position: 75 UK 200 Shar… Position: 76 Firm: Manches Turnover: £34.4mProfit per equity partner: £227KEarnings per partner: £171KEquity spread: £170K-£600KNet profit: £5.4mProfit margin: 16 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £190KRevenue per lawyer: £251KRevenue per partner: £614KRevenue per equity partner: £1.43mTotal number of fee-earners: 181Total number of qualified partners: 137Total number of partners: 56Total number […]

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