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Kirkland & Ellis has held onto its position as the largest US firm in the UK ranked by revenue and has widened the gap between it and second placed Latham & Watkins, The Lawyer can reveal. Kirkland retains its place at number one in The Lawyer’s annual US Top 50 Firms in London ranking with […]

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US Top 50: Simpson Thacher tops RPL rankings for first time

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett generated more revenue per lawyer (RPL) on average in London last year than any other US firm in the City, The Lawyer can reveal. Last year the firm generated an average $1.93m from each of its 104 London lawyers. It is the first time that Simpson Thacher has headed the RPL […]

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Bakers off the hook, as SDT rules against Senior in misconduct hearing

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has dismissed claims brought against Baker McKenzie and two individuals, though the firm’s former City boss was found to have committed serious professional misconduct. The two successful allegations put forward by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) against Senior relate to his inappropriate behaviour towards Person A, as well as his […]

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