Two former Ince bosses exit after firm’s sale

The former chief executive of The Ince Group and the firm’s managing partner have departed four months after its sale. Donald Brown, who was appointed as CEO of Ince last September, has left Ince’s new owner Axiom DWFM, along with partner Jennette Newman. Brown was the executive director of Arden Partners, a London-based corporate adviser […]

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Revealed: The five giants of UK real estate

In July, The Lawyer started its analysis of the third group in its Practice Analysis offering – real estate. The report for July looks at the UK real estate practices of more than 180 firms, ranks them by the size of their real estate team and provides important efficiency measures such as revenue per lawyer […]


Dentons launches ChatGPT tool that ticks data security box

As firms grapple with the advantages – and risks – associated with ChatGPT, Dentons has developed its own version of the product that it will launch later this month. Called “fleetAI”, the chatbot is based on OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model. It has been developed with Microsoft to ensure that data uploaded to the service […]


Suspended Axiom Ince partner files claim against SRA

A suspended partner from Axiom Ince has filed a lawsuit against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and its intervention agent, Gordons. Shyam Mistry was one of three partners who was suspended from Axiom Ince earlier this month as he was accused of failing “to comply with the rules made under sections 31 and 32” of […]

Revealed: The UK top 100 law firms 2023

The UK’s 100 largest law firms generated revenue of £33.7bn between them in 2022/23, The Lawyer can reveal in its annual UK200 report, released today. The figure is up 7 per cent from £31.3bn in 2021/22, demonstrating the resilience the UK’s legal sector despite continued turbulence in the political and economic landscapes. Meanwhile, the Independents […]