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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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BarFutures pair in bid to cut out chambers

Former 7 Bedford Row chief executive Stephen Allen and ex-Peel Court CEO Ian Dodd have launched BarFutures – a post-Clementi service that aims to cut barristers’ expenses. The service seeks to remove the expenses related to clerks and chambers’ ­contributions. While the barristers who join the company will be able to work from home, BarFutures […]

Wiggin

UK 200 Position: 165 Turnover: Position: 132=Firm: Wiggin Turnover: £14.3mRevenue per fee-earner: £311KRevenue per lawyer: £376KRevenue per partner: £894KTotal number of fee-earners: 46Total number of qualified partners: 38Total number of partners: 16Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 0

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George rescues Fannie and Freddie

A&O called in as mortgage giants are bailed out. The US government’s bailout of ­mortgage giants Fannie Mae and ­Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through Manhattan last week. A&O called in as mortgage giants are bailed out. The US government’s bailout of ­mortgage giants Fannie Mae and ­Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through Manhattan last week. The […]

HBJ Gateley Wareing

UK 200 Position: 69 Position: 63 Firm: HBJ Gateley Wareing Turnover: £45.2mProfit per equity partner: £268KEarnings per partner: £199KEquity spread: £150K-£600KNet profit: £13.7mProfit margin: 30 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £120KRevenue per lawyer: £197KRevenue per partner: £538KRevenue per equity partner: £0.84mTotal number of fee-earners: 377Total number of qualified partners: 230Total number of partners: 84Total number of […]

Field Fisher Waterhouse

UK 200 Position: 40 Position: 32 Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse Turnover: £88mProfit per equity partner: £750KEarnings per partner: £317KEquity spread: £300K-£1KKNet profit: £26mProfit margin: 30 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £203KRevenue per lawyer: £250KRevenue per partner: £765KRevenue per equity partner: £2.44mTotal number of fee-earners: 434Total number of qualified partners: 352Total number of partners: 115Total number of […]

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