17 September 2007

It’s a dog’s life for Jose’s lawyers

Most employment lawyers would give their right arms to negotiate a £15m exit package. But Jose Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea appears to have been done with the minimum of lawyerly input. We’d be delighted to be put right on this, but the pint-sized Portuguese is rumoured by football sources only to have used his agent […]

Siemens scoops new GC from GE Healthcare

Siemens has snared GE Healthcare general counsel Peter Solmssen to take up the position of general counsel, which for the first time will have a seat on the management team and on the board. The German technology outfit has also appointed Andreas Pohlmann as its new chief compliance officer, with both lawyers scheduled to start […]

LSC kickstarts new criminal defence contracts

The Legal Services Commission (LSC), against its better judgement, will kickstart tendering for new six-month contracts to provide criminal defence services, blaming the Law Society for the necessity of short-term agreements. Carolyn Regan, the LSC’s chief executive of the Legal Services Commission, said: “The LSC would rather not have to issue these short-term contracts, but […]

HMRC squeezes more inheritance tax from middle classes

HM Revenue & Customs has announced that it will be investigating families who use the seven-year gift rule to reduce their Inheritance Tax bill. This comes at a time when the international trend is towards dropping estate taxes rather than raising them and shows that the Treasury is looking to recover yet more from Inheritance […]

Ashurst

UK 200 Position: 10 UK 200 Shar… UK 200 Position: 10 UK 200 Share tip: BUY Turnover: £275.0m Profit per equity partner: £956,000 Earnings per partner: £771,000 Equity spread: £480,000-£1.2m Net profit: £126.2m Profit margin: 46 per cent Revenue per fee-earner: £322,000 Revenue per lawyer: £379,000 Revenue per partner: £1.5m Revenue per equity partner: £2.08m […]

Ashurst

UK 200 Position: 10 UK 200 Shar… UK 200 Position: 10 UK 200 Share tip: BUY Turnover: £275.0m Profit per equity partner: £956,000 Earnings per partner: £771,000 Equity spread: £480,000-£1.2m Net profit: £126.2m Profit margin: 46 per cent Revenue per fee-earner: £322,000 Revenue per lawyer: £379,000 Revenue per partner: £1.5m Revenue per equity partner: £2.08m […]

Bankruptcy is this season’s black

Forget corporate; it’s so last season. In New York, the place to be if you want to get hired is bankruptcy. Now you won’t sense this from walking around Manhattan. America may be on the brink of financial meltdown, but there’s no sign of that in the streets below Central Park. Although the fallout from […]

Shoosmiths

Position: 28 hFirm: Shoosmiths Turnover: £103.4mProfit per equity partner: £327KEarnings per partner: £174KEquity spread: £240K-£336KNet profit: £12.4mProfit margin: 12 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £146KRevenue per lawyer: £297KRevenue per partner: £994KRevenue per equity partner: £2.59mTotal number of fee-earners: 707Total number of qualified partners: 348Total number of partners: 104Total number of equity partners: 40Total number of female […]

Shakespeare

UK 200 Position: 183 Turnov… UK 200 Position: 183 Turnover: £7.7m Revenue per fee-earner: £164,000 Revenue per lawyer: £226,000 Revenue per partner: £350,000 Total number of fee-earners: 47 Total number of qualified lawyers: 34 Total number of partners: 22 Total number of female partners: 7 Total number of staff: 120 The April 2007 merger of […]

Rowe Cohen

UK 200 Position: 198= Turnov… UK 200 Position: 198= Turnover: £5.0m Revenue per fee-earner: £63,000 Revenue per lawyer: £313,000 Revenue per partner: £833,000 Total number of fee-earners: 80 Total number of qualified lawyers: 16 Total number of partners: 6 Total number of female partners: 0 Total number of staff: 100 Manchester-based Rowe Cohen saw its […]

Rothera Dawson

UK 200 Position: 198= Tu… UK 200 Position: 198= Turnover: £5.0m Revenue per fee-earner: £98,000 Revenue per lawyer: £132,000 Revenue per partner: £294,000 Total number of fee-earners: 51 Total number of qualified lawyers: 38 Total number of partners: 17 Total number of female partners: 5 Total number of staff: 105 Nottingham-based firm Rothera Dowson held […]

Lovells

UK 200 Position: 6 UK 200 Share… Position: 6 =Firm: Lovells Turnover: £479mProfit per equity partner: £661KEarnings per partner: £525KEquity spread: £413K-£826KNet profit: £152.7mProfit margin: 32 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £260KRevenue per lawyer: £359KRevenue per partner: £1,405KRevenue per equity partner: £2.07mTotal number of fee-earners: 1,844Total number of qualified partners: 1,335Total number of partners: 341Total number […]

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