LMI analysis: Accenture

Reaping the rewards of a diversification strategy and the will to invest, Accenture boasted record revenue of $31bn (£24bn) in 2015, an 11 per cent increase on the previous year. The global consultancy, technology services and outsourcing giant also delivered new bookings of $34.4bn and returned $3.8bn to its shareholders. This strong performance continued into 2016 and, after raising its full-year revenue forecast following a successful Q1, there seems no stopping the Dublin-headquartered company.

LMI insight: BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the largest defence contractors in the world and, in its legacy incarnations, has produced iconic brands ranging from the Spitfire to the Concorde

Insight: How RSA runs its legal team

In January, after five years at RSA Insurance, Derek Walsh said he was leaving his role as group general counsel and company secretary. Walsh saw RSA through some troubled times including large losses in Ireland, stringent regulation and unprecedented levels of transactional activity but his tenure ended on a high as the UK-based general insurance company saw a 43 per cent rise in operating profit in 2015.

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Magic circle out of the picture as HSF leads FTSE litigation rankings

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has emerged as the most-popular adviser to FTSE 100 companies  on High Court and Court of Appeal (CoA) cases, data gathered for The Lawyer Market Intelligence tool has shown. The firm was instructed on 11 cases brought by FTSE 100 companies with reported judgments between January 2012 and July last year, […]

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