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Latest Briefings

HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

Angola: The Mining Law Review

By João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana Angola is one of the greatest diamond producers in the world and has extensive reserves of valuable natural resources, notably diamonds, gold, iron ore, phosphates, copper, manganese, and many other mineral resources. Unfortunately, the civil war (1975–2002) had a tremendous impact on the mining industry, which was basically put […]

Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva A recent announcement by Canadian securities regulators demonstrates their growing concern with biased promotional materials, and highlights the risks to issuers when engaging with prospective investors. The regulators state that they are seeing promotional activities by issuers that are either untrue or unbalanced to such a degree that […]

Imprisonment fears allayed for arbitrators and experts involved in UAE-Seated arbitrations

By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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Beachcroft to update graduate recruitment

Beachcroft is to review its graduate recruitment programme in an effort to refine its selection process. Trainee recruitment manager Carrie Daniels told The Lawyer that until now the firm has used generic selection criteria, but is looking to tailor the requirements to Beach­croft’s specific needs. “We haven’t had a review of the graduate recruitment programme […]

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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