Approaches to business development planning

Business developement is perhaps the area within any law firm which has traditionally been the most heavily reliant on face to face interactions; both externally between partners and clients, and internally through engagement with colleagues. These are interactions which have ceased to exist for several months, with most predictions indicating that they may never recover to their pre-pandemic levels.

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Paul Jenkins and Karen Davies, Ashurst

Close but no cigar: Ashurst narrowly misses £1bn milestone

Ashurst’s boss has pledged that the firm will hit the £1bn revenue mark in its next round of results, after growth of 9 per cent in 2023/24. The firm’s turnover went up from £879m to £961m, which was more or less in line with its 10 per cent uplift in the previous financial year. Average […]

Charles Russell Speechlys records double-digit profit growth

Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) achieved double-digit growth in revenue and net profit for the financial year ending 30 April, with firmwide revenue reaching £218.3m. The firm saw revenue grow by 13 per cent on the previous year with revenue in the UK increasing by 12 per cent to £174.4m. Firmwide net profit increased by 20.5 […]

Kirkland, Gherkin

Clifford Chance’s City tech head to join Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis is hiring a new partner from Clifford Chance, in a move that will grow its outsourcing and technology expertise in London. André Duminy joins Kirkland after nearly 25 years at Clifford Chance, where he is head of its London tech and digital group and co-head of the strategic sourcing and complex contracting […]

Signal Research Reports

UK Top 50 partner promotions

This report includes: analysis of partner promotions at the UK Top 50 firms since 2020 insight into regional promotion trends a look at the progress towards gender parity in partner promotions data on the practice areas experiencing the highest number of promotions.

Cleary Gottlieb: Under the skin of a firm playing catch-up

This report contains: an analysis of the reality of Cleary Gottlieb’s growth trajectory in London since 2014 an overview of challenges faced by the top global firms which are pursuing similar growth strategies a discussion on Cleary’s distinctive practice area mix, highlighting its substantial focus on antitrust cases.

The Nordic 50 2024

This report contains: ranking of the Nordic 50 firms on a headcount basis headcount analysis of the largest firms split into three groups financial and market analysis of the four jurisdictions in the region firm specific data profiles

Litigation team of the year

This report includes: a breakdown of the eight firms shortlisted for the Litigation Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2024 an overview of the case they have been nominated for an analysis of the firms’ larger litigation team

Regional efficiency of the UK 101-200: the Independents

This report includes: a regional efficiency map for firms ranked 101-200 (The Independents) insight into the impact of geographic location on efficiency, highlighting regional disparities, drivers of success, and areas for improvement.

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