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Magic circle revenue growth falters in face of spiralling costs

The magic circle is struggling to keep revenues growing at a faster pace than costs, The Lawyer’s report into a cross section of firms’ LLP accounts show. Out of the four magic circle firms, Clifford Chance and Linklaters posted turnover hikes in excess of cost-base rises. At Clifford Chance, turnover was up nearly by 7 […]

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Supreme Court advocates good sport

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Linklaters ex-US chief Byrne joins exodus to Pepper Hamilton

Former Linklaters US head Larry Byrne has left the firm to join Pepper Hamilton alongside a five-person disputes team from the magic circle firm’s New York office. Byrne, a litigation partner, is joined at the US firm’s Manhattan base by an additional five-lawyer team including Linklaters associates Martin Bloor and Linde Regis-Hallinan, both of whom […]

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