30 June 2008

Linklaters: friends and finance

Previous blogs: 03-July-2008, Simmons & Simmons: on the up 03-July-2008, Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Clifford Chance will be breathing a sigh of relief after Linklaters failed to steal its crown as the world’s number one law firm in terms of turnover. Linklaters, however, is catching up and is now only £36m behind […]

And the winner is…

And the winner is…04-July-2008 Drama in the magic circle today but no revolution: the last financial results are in and while Linklaters has closed the lead on Clifford Chance by a mere £36m, Clifford Chance remains king of the castle. Drama in the magic circle today but no revolution: the last financial results are in […]

Cohen Milstein advertises for BA-Virgin price fix claimants

Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is to launch an ad campaign to encourage people affected by the British Airways-Virgin price fixing scam to claim. US class action firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is to launch an advertising campaign to encourage people affected by the British Airways and Virgin price fixing scam to make a […]

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Linklaters fails to overtake Clifford Chance with £1.29bn turnover

Linklaters fails to overtake Clifford Chance with £1.29bn turnover” />Linklaters has posted an increase in turnover of 15.3 per cent to £1.29bn, retaining its position behind Clifford Chance as the UK’s second largest firm in turnover terms. Linklaters managing partner, Simon Davies (pictured), said he was satisfied with what he called a robust performance, adding […]

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A&O’s £1bn revenues buoyed by strong growth overseas

Allen & Overy has seen revenue break the £1bn barrier for the first time with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 9.5 per cent to £1.12m. Allen & Overy (A&O) has seen revenue break the £1bn barrier for the first time with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 9.5 per cent to £1.12m. […]

Lovells promotes 82 to senior associate

Lovells has promoted 82 lawyers to senior associate position, with the bulk of promotions being made outside the UK. Forty-seven of the promotions were made in continental Europe, 24 in the UK, six in Asia and the Middle East, and five in the US The promotions follow the firm having made up 46 lawyers to […]

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Bar Council slams BBC drama; writer responds

A row has broken out between the Bar Council and a television writer over the BBC courtroom drama, Criminal Justice. The five-part serial, aired on BBC1 this week, shows the story of a man falsely accused and imprisoned on murder charges. Bar Council chairman Timothy Dutton said it failed to portray the professional obligations defence […]

Simmons & Simmons: on the up

So Simmons & Simmons has put its profitability woes firmly to bed. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table So Simmons & Simmons has put its profitability woes firmly to bed. As revealed by TheLawyer.com (26 June 2008), the firm has boosted its average profit per equity partner (PEP) by 22 per cent to £647,000, […]

Pinsents and Wragges in £3bn aircraft carrier deal

Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co have been handed mandates in a £3bn project to build the two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. The Ministry of Defence called on Wragges project partners Michael Whitehouse and Jane Pittaway, supported by IP partner Michael Luckman. An alliance of defence contractors – including BAE systems, VT […]

Hammonds: 2 out of 3

Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley’s mantra is “business, business, business”. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley’s mantra is “business, business, business”. Crossley prides himself on managing his lawyers not as part of a profession but as part of a business. And like with many businesses in the current climate, […]

Lovells advises ParalympicsGB on McCartney ad

Lovells has advised on the ParalympicsGB on the intellectual property issues on its new TV advertising campaign featuring Sir Paul McCartney. The Lovells team, which acted pro bono, was led by corporate partner Richard Welfare, alongside another IP partner and corporate associate Gulley Shimeld. Shimeld said: “It’s always fun working with ParalympicsGB because they get […]

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Jeantet scores LVMH victory against Ebay

French firm Jeantet Associés has scored a €40m win for retailer LVMH after a French court ruled that auction site Ebay failed to block the sale of counterfeit LVMH goods. French firm Jeantet Associés has scored a €40m (£31m) win for luxury goods retailer LVMH, after a French court ruled that online auction site Ebay […]

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