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Cadent Gas adds two firms to refreshed panel

Cadent Gas, which split from National Grid seven years ago, has updated its legal panel by reappointing five firms and adding on two more. The National Grid offshoot has given first-time places to Addleshaw Goddard and DWF. Both have been appointed onto the general services lot for Cadent, while Addleshaws has additionally won a spot […]

Axiom Ince closed after SRA intervenes

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has intervened into the 14 offices across England and Wales belonging to Axiom Ince, following the news that the firm is seeking an administrator. The SRA’s intervention will prohibit the firm from operating. The SRA will take possession of all documents and papers held by the firm and take possession […]

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Bird & Bird hits Big Four firm for legal tech head

Tech-focused Bird & Bird has bolstered its client offering by creating a new role at the firm and hiring a legal tech expert from one of the Big Four to fill it. Hélder Santos joins his new firm from KPMG where he spent 18 months as the firm’s head of legal tech Solutions, having previously […]

Travers and AI: How we built our chatbot

Over 100 organisations have now cloned code shared online by Travers Smith that is intended to help businesses develop ChatGPT-style systems. When ChatGPT launched last November, Travers’ technology heads took a look at the product and decided – along with many other innovation professionals in law firms – that they were not comfortable with the […]

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Axiom Ince finally collapses

Axiom Ince, which bought troubled firms Ince and Plexus earlier this year, has asked the High Court to appoint administrators. Axiom Ince, previously known as Axiom DWFM, instructed Devonshires Solicitors partner Jim Varley to file a notice of intention to appoint an administrator today. It is understood that the firm had to cease trading as […]

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The City 50 2023

This report contains: The Lawyer’s The City 50 ranking 2023 analysis on partner capital contributions and how it compares with other key indicators such as profit five-year UK 200 data showing key trends in how firms are using their real estate data on firms’ current and likely future use of artificial intelligence

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

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