Lo and behold; the top 10 firms of the UK Independents
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The second hundred-largest firms in the UK ranked by revenue generated a total fee income of £2bn in 2021/22, The Lawyer can reveal, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year’s £1.9bn. However, the rate of growth for this group of firms, known as The Independents, was slower than the 6.1 per cent […]
Here’s a rundown by litigation reporters Annabel Tinson and Maria Ward-Brennan on the new weekly content on The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker, which started in October 2022. As Litigation Tracker subscribers already know, on Monday, In court this week comes out, which details some of the most interesting cases hitting the courts that week. On Wednesday, Claim Spotter is released, which looks […]
China top 30 The China Top 30 features the ranking of the top 30 firms based on revenue, and in-depth analysis of financial performance, headcount and growth. The report highlights that despite an extraordinary 2021, the China top 30 are bracing for 2022 to be their first year of downturn after three decades of growth. […]
Nordics This specialised report focuses on the 27 firms based in the Nordic region that feature in the European 100 ranking for 2022. The report offers a deep-dive into the Nordic legal market, analysing key metrics across the four jurisdictions, and current trends, opportunities and challenges. Read more and interact with the data here. European 100 […]
Cybersecurity In this month’s City Signal report, we take a look at cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing challenges and opportunities big law firms are facing today. Every year, The Lawyer asks firms about the biggest risks they face. This year, Cybersecurity was a clear number one, with over 63 per cent of respondents being either extremely […]
Slaughter and May has advised FTSE 100 giant Next, as it buys fashion retailer Joules out of administration. A team led by partner duo Ian Johnson and Claire Jackson worked with Next on its bid for Joules. Johnson leads Slaughters’ restructuring group, while Jackson was promoted to partner in the corporate team in 2020. Meanwhile, […]
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