The secret club that will rule the legal world is nothing but myth

The social function of myth is to bolster a value system in which a person or organisation has a meaningful place. Unsurprisingly, the legal sector has plenty of these myths, but rather than taking account of the sheer messiness of the global legal market, too much strategy discussion is based on erroneous beliefs rather than hard evidence.

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Carolena Gordon, Clyde & Co

Clydes turnover rises 10 per cent to £845m

Clyde & Co has seen its global topline grow by 10 per cent over 2023/24, rising from the previous year’s £788.6m to £845m. In its second full financial year since its £11m acquisition of BLM, the firm’s profit has also increased by 3 per cent to £174.4m. The UK now accounts for 47 per cent […]

Nigeria

Mishcon and barrister team to pocket £43m for Nigeria case

The legal fees for Mishcon de Reya and its team of barristers have hit £43m, after a landmark case involving their client The Federal Republic of Nigeria.  The figures were revealed today in a judgment from the Court of Appeal in Process and Industrial Developments v The Federal Republic of Nigeria. The case, one of […]

Blackstone Chambers starts dog walking service

Magic circle set Blackstone Chambers has started a dog-walking service to assist its members who have dogs. The scheme has been in place for over a year, and the dogs are walked twice a week for two hours in locations near London Bridge, as well as in Shoreditch and by King’s Cross. The barristers that […]

Russia, shares, stocks

Mishcon, Fox Williams and Blackstone join $13.8bn Russia dispute

Mishcon de Reya, Fox Williams and Blackstone Chambers are the latest to join the $13.8bn dispute filed by jailed Russian businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov against 22 defendants. Magomedov became a billionaire during Dmitry Medvedev’s four-year term as Russian president, which ended in 2012. In December 2022, Magomedov was sentenced to 19 years in jail for embezzlement […]

Signal Research Reports

UK Top 50 partner promotions

This report includes: analysis of partner promotions at the UK Top 50 firms since 2020 insight into regional promotion trends a look at the progress towards gender parity in partner promotions data on the practice areas experiencing the highest number of promotions.

Cleary Gottlieb: Under the skin of a firm playing catch-up

This report contains: an analysis of the reality of Cleary Gottlieb’s growth trajectory in London since 2014 an overview of challenges faced by the top global firms which are pursuing similar growth strategies a discussion on Cleary’s distinctive practice area mix, highlighting its substantial focus on antitrust cases.

The Nordic 50 2024

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Regional efficiency of the UK 101-200: the Independents

This report includes: a regional efficiency map for firms ranked 101-200 (The Independents) insight into the impact of geographic location on efficiency, highlighting regional disparities, drivers of success, and areas for improvement.

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