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SRA calls in the Met on Axiom Ince probe

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is liaising with law enforcement authorities over allegations made regarding embattled firm Axiom Ince, as the Metropolitan Police Service confirms a referral was passed on by the regulator. In August, the regulator suspended three partners from Axiom Ince, the firm that acquired Ince Group just four months before and was […]


HSF defends in $13.8bn High Court claim brought by Russian businessman

Jailed Russian businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov has filed a $13.8bn claim against US private equity giant TPG, ports multinational DP World and a number of Russian state companies. The claim, which alleges that Magomedov’s business empire was manoeuvred into Russian state hands, was launched by litigation boutique Seladore Legal and includes a line-up of barristers from […]

Dozens exit Axiom Ince for Birketts and Horwich Farrelly

Axiom Ince has taken another hit this morning, losing a large team to Birketts and over 30 lawyers to Horwich Farrelly (HF). HF has taken the largest cohort yet from the ailing firm, onboarding more than 30 lawyers including nine partners and one associate partner. Partners Stef Johnston, Jarrod Parker, Alison Beesley, Chris Foulkes, Richard […]

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The Passport: Taylor Wessing, Inflexion and Beyoncé

This week in The Passport we’re taking a view on how Taylor Wessing might add an important missing piece in its European jigsaw and how a weak Krona has been both a blessing and a curse to Sweden’s biggest players. Taylor Wessing’s big Italian gap The big European news out of Taylor Wessing earlier this […]

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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