The second hundred-largest firms in the UK ranked by revenue generated a total fee income of £2bn in 2021/22, The Lawyer can reveal, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year’s £1.9bn. However, the rate of growth for this group of firms, known as The Independents, was slower than the 6.1 per cent […]
Here’s a rundown by litigation reporters Annabel Tinson and Maria Ward-Brennan on the new weekly content on The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker, which started in October 2022. As Litigation Tracker subscribers already know, on Monday, In court this week comes out, which details some of the most interesting cases hitting the courts that week. On Wednesday, Claim Spotter is released, which looks […]
China top 30 The China Top 30 features the ranking of the top 30 firms based on revenue, and in-depth analysis of financial performance, headcount and growth. The report highlights that despite an extraordinary 2021, the China top 30 are bracing for 2022 to be their first year of downturn after three decades of growth. […]
Nordics This specialised report focuses on the 27 firms based in the Nordic region that feature in the European 100 ranking for 2022. The report offers a deep-dive into the Nordic legal market, analysing key metrics across the four jurisdictions, and current trends, opportunities and challenges. Read more and interact with the data here. European 100 […]
Cybersecurity In this month’s City Signal report, we take a look at cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing challenges and opportunities big law firms are facing today. Every year, The Lawyer asks firms about the biggest risks they face. This year, Cybersecurity was a clear number one, with over 63 per cent of respondents being either extremely […]
This report contains the second half of the top 200 UK firms (101-200) ranked by firmwide revenue analysis on the challenges facing this segment of the market interactive firm specific profiles for the Independents including data on their financials, business mix and operations.
This report contains: individual firm profiles of the China Top 30 firms.
This report: examines key cyber related issues faced by firms analyses the reasons behind the rise of cyber as a critical threat provides an overview of measures taken by leading law firms to tackle cyber threats
This report contains ranking of the top 50 firms based on their UK Litigation revenue generated in the last financial year overview of their performances categorisation of the 50 firms based on their RPL to better understand the segmented UK Litigation market.
This report contains: an overview of the legal market in Ireland The Lawyer’s new data interaction tool that allows users to drill down into financial and headcount metrics and compare firms an analysis of the future challenges and opportunities for firms in Ireland.
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Slaughter and May has advised FTSE 100 giant Next, as it buys fashion retailer Joules out of administration. A team led by partner duo Ian Johnson and Claire Jackson worked with Next on its bid for Joules. Johnson leads Slaughters’ restructuring group, while Jackson was promoted to partner in the corporate team in 2020. Meanwhile, […]
We’re back with the latest episode of The Lawyer podcast. This week, has the music stopped for leveraged finance? Deputy editor Rachel Moloney joins editor Catrin Griffiths to assess what the recession is doing to all those expensive hires. Litigation editor Christian Smith talks about lawyers’ obligations and the SRA’s new guidance on SLAPPs – […]
A Kirkland & Ellis partner is joining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as the latter’s private equity rebuild continues. Rachel Wolfenden is making the move, having been at Kirkland for seven years. She joined in 2015 as an associate and made partner in 2020. Prior to switching to Kirkland, Wolfenden worked at Taylor Wessing, […]
TotalEnergies (formerly known as Total) has reduced its global panel by 25 per cent, appointing six firms instead of eight to the new list. The firms that have gained places on the panel are Clifford Chance, Gide Loyrette Nouel (itself and with the Lex Mundi network), Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and […]
Gowling WLG has created an innovation and legal tech seat for trainees across its UK offices, The Lawyer has learnt. The optional programme sees trainees split their six-month seat between the firm’s innovation team and on secondment to Avail – an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up with a focus on transactional real estate teams, with which […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is set to defend Google and its parent company Alphabet in a £13.6bn opt-out class action filed today in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The claim against Google is being brought on behalf of 130,000 businesses publishing around 1,750,000 websites and applications in the UK, all of which claim Google’s alleged anti-competitive […]
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