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Mark Brandon

Laterals: what’s your return on investment?

Do you have a growth strategy, or just a recruitment strategy? And just what are you getting out of the time and money you put into recruiting partners and teams? Those are my tough questions for today, although I believe that some firms think recruitment strategy and growth strategy amount to the same thing, certainly […]

Silverbeck Rymer unveils post-ABS expansion plans

Liverpool firm Silverbeck Rymer, one of the first to announce a conversion to an ABS, has unveiled plans to create 300 new positions over the next 12 months. The firm agreed to sell its business to AIM-listed Quindell in a deal worth almost £20m in January following the implementation of the Legal Services Act (24 […]

Freshfields to stage three-week benefits showcase

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to host a targeted series of events for its workforce focusing on its employee benefits programme in a bid to freshen its benefits scheme and keep staff engaged. The firm has offered flexible benefits for four years, but is changing its approach this year by holding three separate week-long events specific […]

Wragges benefits from helping ex-FoxMandal partner launch Delhi boutique

Wragge & Co has gained a new relationship in India through an alliance with a Delhi boutique launched by the former London head of FoxMandal. Ajit Mishra left FoxMandal in September and is planning to establish City Law Practice in the New Year. Wragges has provided non-financial support with technology and infrastructure and will also […]


Damage limitation required

Despite Obama’s victory, US financial services sector may yet avoid death by over-regulation Raphael Grunfeld, partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn The worst fears of the financial services industry were realised at the moment Obama was re-elected as president. This second-term victory came about despite massive opposition from the US financial services industry. Obama’s re-election nails […]

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