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Latest Reports

US 50 2024 – Headcount

This report contains:

  • ranking of the 50 largest US firms by headcount
  • analysis on the extent to which US firms are increasing their focus on UK-originated work and clients
  • data-rich firm profiles

Please note that headcount figures are for the year 2023

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by  Matt Byrne, Vitesa Fetahu, Yoanna Slaveva, Nikhil Raj
April 2024

The impact of tech on financial management

This report contains:

  • an analysis of 15 UK firms’ cash flow management and lock-up trends over the past five years
  • lock-up correlated with profitability to demonstrate the impact of strong financial management for firms’ bottom line
  • details on the adoption of technology by firms to make their financial management more efficient
by  Matt Byrne, Katy Dowell, Vitesa Fetahu, Yoanna Slaveva, Nikhil Raj
March 2024

Linklaters and the race for the global elite

This report contains:

  • The Lawyer‘s new global elite index which ranks firms on four key financial metrics
  • analysis of the magic circle firms’ growth trajectories in the US
  • insights from industry experts on firms poised for global dominance in the next decade
  • detailed analysis of the magic circles practice area performance using data from The Lawyer’s Practice Analysis service
by  Matt Byrne, Nikhil Raj, Vitesa Fetahu, Yoanna Slaveva
February 2024