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Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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ASB Law

UK 200 Position: 111 Turnover: Position: 113Firm: ASB Law Turnover: £17.9mRevenue per fee-earner: £127KRevenue per lawyer: £227KRevenue per partner: £559KTotal number of fee-earners: 141Total number of qualified partners: 79Total number of partners: 32Total number of female partners: 9Total number of staff: 314

Penningtons

UK 200 Position: 81 Position: 82= Firm: Penningtons Turnover: £28.4mProfit per equity partner: £155KEarnings per partner: £133KEquity spread: £95K-£185KNet profit: £4mProfit margin: 14 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £189KRevenue per lawyer: £251KRevenue per partner: £557KRevenue per equity partner: £1.09mTotal number of fee-earners: 150Total number of qualified partners: 113Total number of partners: 51Total number of equity partners: […]

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Wall St woes: Lehman Bros

Oh, the ups and downs of finance lawyers. Three months ago Linklaters’ banking group was filled with gloom after JPMorgan dumped it from every mandate you’ve ever heard of (revealed by The Lawyer, 23 June). But this afternoon the group are the kings of the City, having captured the mandate to advise on the UK […]

Hammonds

UK 200 Position: 21 UK 200 Sha… Position: 24 mFirm: Hammonds Turnover: £132mProfit per equity partner: £367KEarnings per partner: £196KEquity spread: £169K-£486KNet profit: £27.3mProfit margin: 21 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £172KRevenue per lawyer: £207KRevenue per partner: £725KRevenue per equity partner: £1.74mTotal number of fee-earners: 769Total number of qualified partners: 637Total number of partners: 182Total number […]

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