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Two team exits in a day: Seven-strong Axiom Ince group joins Irwin Mitchell

A team of seven regulatory lawyers from Axiom Ince is the latest to leave as concerns mount over the firm’s future. Irwin Mitchell has recruited the group, led by former Ince Group partners Philip Somarakis and Colette Kelly. Somarakis is Ince’s former head of regulatory solutions and joins as Irwin Mitchell’s national head of regulatory. […]

Axiom Ince exits mount as firm teeters on the brink

A team from Axiom Ince has exited its Birmingham office as concerns mount over the firm’s future after a string of scandals. The moves come as Axiom Ince is understood to have told clients that it will soon cease to trade, according to RollonFriday. Acuity Law, has hired three immigration lawyers from Axiom Ince. The […]

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Harbottles partners told to bill quicker as it switches year-end

Harbottle & Lewis is the latest firm to confirm to The Lawyer that it will be changing its financial year-end due to new HMRC rules related to basis period reporting. HMRC’s new rules, which took effect from the 2023/24 financial year starting 6 April, seek to simplify tax payments by taxing a business’ profits in the tax year […]

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WFW cuts energy usage as environmental audit looms

Watson Farley & Williams has reduced energy usage in its London office by 24 per cent as the firm gears up for an external audit by the British Standards Institute (BSI) towards the end of the year.  The firm was aided by an internationally recognised environmental management system (EMS) that helps a business complete 23 […]

City talk: Slaughters and MoFo cash in on longstanding Arm ties

Lengthy discussions over Arm’s multibillion-dollar listing proved fruitful for its advisers as the legal fees wracked up ahead of its Nasdaq float. Since Arm’s parent company SoftBank announced in February 2022 that plans to sell to NVIDIA had fallen through, all eyes were on Arm to complete its IPO now valued at $54.5bn (£44bn). For the […]

Signal Research Reports

Global Litigation 50 2023

This report contains: ranking of the top 50 firms based on their global litigation revenue generated in the last financial year analysis of financials and headcount growth global trends in litigation over the past year

Global Top 30 in Europe

This report contains: a stratification of the 30 largest global law firms in Continental Europe based on partner headcount a look at what proportion of global partnerships are concentrated in Europe an analysis of firms’ presence in Europe’s five key financial centres

The In-House Sentiment Survey 2023

Read this report in order to understand: How key changes in the market are transforming the role of in-house teams Current attitudes and level of adoption of artificial intelligence tools Organisations’ approach to a flexible working culture Projected spend on external legal counsel over the next five years Feedback on quality of service received from […]

Real Estate: Recruitment Activity

Identify key recruitment trends in the real estate legal market across all sectors from The Lawyer’s proprietary jobs data Get critical data on firms that have hired most real estate lawyers and firms that have lost most real estate lawyers. Also see where a firm’s hires have come from and where a firm’s lawyers have gone […]

UK Corporate 50 2023

This report contains: an overview of the UK corporate market in 2022 analysis of financial performance at the top 50 City firms ranked by UK-generated corporate revenue a focus on the energy and infrastructure (E&I) sector which remains active during a year of deals slowdown

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