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Half of the UK's leading law firms have either changed their partner remuneration structure since the onset of the credit crunch or are currently reviewing it, according to Legal Week's latest Big Question survey, which highlights the increasing accep...
14 Jun 2013 | 00:00 | | 2 comments
As the number of firms announcing redundancy consultations this week continued to rise – with news of widespread cuts at Berwin Leighton Paisner – new research from Legal Week has found a surprising degree of business confidence among partners in ...
17 May 2013 | 00:00 | | 3 comments
The majority of partners at UK law firms believe firms should set up their own near-shoring ventures to cut costs ahead of sending work to outsourcing companies, according to new research published in the wake of several firms scaling back contracts w...
19 Apr 2013 | 00:00 | | 8 comments
The majority of partners see moves by firms to hold back profit payouts as sensible financial management, as new Legal Week research highlights the widespread use of such measures across the profession. The latest Big Question survey found that 45%...
15 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | | 7 comments
The vast majority of partners believe it is likely that more large law firms will collapse over the next two years, according to new Legal Week research. In the wake of Cobbetts' recent rescue takeover by DWF and Dewey & LeBoeuf's implosion last ye...
15 Feb 2013 | 00:00 | | 8 comments
There may have been much talk of business support for Prime Minister David Cameron's high-stakes referendum on European Union (EU) membership, but law firms are certainly not among the converted. Legal Week's latest Big Question found commercial pa...
01 Feb 2013 | 00:00 | | 23 comments
Moves to establish an apprenticeship route to the profession have drawn considerable support from senior lawyers, despite fears that such candidates will struggle to compete with university-track practitioners. The latest Legal Week Big Question su...
11 Jan 2013 | 00:00 |
The prolonged eurozone downturn and economic stagnation in the UK are continuing to dent business confidence within the legal profession, with one in three partners expecting revenues to fall or remain static at their firm over the coming year. Leg...
14 Dec 2012 | 00:00 | | 2 comments
Norton Rose's transatlantic tie-up with Fulbright & Jaworski has received broad approval from law firm partners, against a more sceptical reponse to the other major merger deal of recent weeks – the proposed three-way union of SNR Denton, Salans and...
23 Nov 2012 | 00:00 | | 6 comments
"The views which sexists share are a national problem which will only be amplified by the increase in the Muslim minority in the country in regards to forced marriages and pedophilia..."
26 Oct 2012 | 00:00 | | 32 comments
Research shows doubts remain over law firm BD teams' business-winning capabilities. Pui-Guan Man reports
21 Sep 2012 | 00:00 | | 11 comments
Large commercial law firms need to improve both the way they price work and bill clients, according to new research.
07 Sep 2012 | 00:00 |
Asia and litigation tipped as growth targets in Legal Week business confidence survey. Friederike Heine reports
27 Jul 2012 | 00:00 | | 3 comments
The overwhelming majority of partners believe law firms must allow both partners and associates to work flexibly, despite acknowledging the difficulties it can cause in terms of career progression. Legal Week's latest Big Question survey found almo...
06 Jul 2012 | 00:00 | | 21 comments
Partners believe more law firm collapses are on the cards as Dewey’s failure is put down to bad management decisions rather than the state of the global economy. Alex Novarese reports
08 Jun 2012 | 00:00 | | 15 comments
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