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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.


Birkett Long Solicitors – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £5.7m Revenue per partner: £316,700 Revenue per lawyer: £126,700 Total number of partners: 18 Total number of fee-earners: 63 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 45 Total number of support staff: 80 Offices: Chelmsford, Colchester, Halstead Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Full service Clients: Allied Irish Bank, Bank Of Ireland, […]

Jones Day – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £50m/£631m UK/global PEP: £516,000/£387,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £413,000/£320,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1m/£1.6m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.5m UK/global number of partners: 32(52)/427 UK/global number of lawyers: 121/1,970 UK number of staff: 363 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.7/1:3.6 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:11.3 Equity structure: Merit-based. Billable hours targets: […]

Wilberforce Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £20.2m Head of chambers: Edward Nugee QC. Total tenants (silks): 39 (16) Door tenants: None Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £518,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v The former directors of Equitable Life; Wickes v Arthur Andersen; Oracle v Fortis; VTL v Easynet; Al Bassam v Al Bassam. No of […]

Court on camera

Here’s one for any budding stars in legal market land. Here’s one for any budding stars in legal market land. A new TV courtroom programme is to be produced by Scottish Media Group (SMG). The show, to be transmitted on ITV1 in April, features real disputes and yes, real people, although not a real court. […]

Field Fisher Waterhouse – UK 100

Turnover: £47m Profit per equity partner: £324,000 Equity spread: £206,000-£481,000 Net profit: £12.3m Profit margin: 26 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £110,000-£180,000 Revenue per lawyer: £242,000 Revenue per partner: £627,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,237,000 Cost per lawyer: £179,000 Profit per lawyer: £63,000 No of partners: 75 No of equity partners: 38 No of female […]

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