KWM: a matter of honour

We don’t talk much about honour in business any more, but we need to. As The Lawyer reported slews of KWM partners finding new homes at a variety of City law firms, a question kept building. How many of them were taking associates? What about the trainees? What is happening to the future trainees in the pipeline?

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King & Wood Mallesons’ London office generated nearly £12m in the first year since its relaunch, The Lawyer has learnt. The office opened at the start of 2017, with its financials corresponding to its first 12 months of operating. KWM’s UK revenue of £11.8m would put it at the 183rd position in this year’s The […]

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The fees paid to the legal advisers and administrators of King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) UK business have amounted to just under £2.9m since the start of 2017, new figures reveal. In Quantuma’s most recent administration report (for between February and August this year), the fees paid to legal advisers reached over £54,000 in the […]

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