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WilmerHale launches London IP litigation practice with hire of Dentons UK patents head

WilmerHale has hired Dentons partner Anthony Trenton in London, as part of an effort to tap into the European intellectual property market.

02 Sep 2014 | 10:47 | secure

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Slaughters tax partner jumps ship to Greenberg Traurig Maher

Greenberg Traurig’s London arm Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) has sealed the hire of Slaughter and May tax partner Graham Iversen ...

02 Sep 2014 | 10:38 | secure

Weil Gotshal's ten year capital repayment plan for departing partners

Weil Gotshal & Manges has started holding selected departing equity partners to ten year capital repayment plans, Legal Week has le...

01 Sep 2014 | 12:45 | secure




UK Top 50: consolidation drives growth at UK's largest firms as 85% see revenue hikes over five years

More than one in five of the UK's top 50 law firms have seen their fee income grow by at least 50% over the last five years, according to Legal Week's analysis of firms' financial performance

02 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure


UK Top 50 in five years' time: a ranking with a shelf-life?

As we consider the financial results for 2013-14 it is easy to assume that the picture is rosier for the UK's largest law firms.

02 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure


UK Top 50: all change please, but not just yet

Given the natural conservatism of the legal market both in the UK and globally, when the leader of one of the UK's largest law firms describes the pace of change in the sector as "glacial" it's a definite sign that a dramatic move is long overdue.

01 Sep 2014 | 00:10 | secure


UK Top 50: leading firms put economic woes behind them as revenues hit £14bn high

Revenue across the UK's 50 largest law firms soared to a new high of £14.4bn in 2013-14, with the group seemingly having put past economic uncertainty behind it to achieve a fourth consecutive year of fee income growth.

01 Sep 2014 | 00:10 | secure


Nabarro's Andrew Inkester: 'We have the platform to deliver growth'

With a firmwide strategy review already under way, Andrew Inkester has plenty on his plate as he begins his second term as Nabarro managing partner

08 Aug 2014 | 10:55 | secure


Scales of justice – the growing popularity of law firm choirs

When the boards of legacy firms Lawrence Graham and Wragge & Co sat down to discuss the finances of the merger, few at the meeting expected the first item on the accounts to be a digital piano.

25 Jul 2014 | 00:08 | secure


Dealmaker: Baker & McKenzie's banking head Bernard Sharp

The Baker & McKenzie banking head on reading 300-page agreements in the early hours, mulling a career in psychotherapy and cheese that's stood the test of time

25 Jul 2014 | 00:08 | secure


Getting your priorities right – why timing is everything when it comes to mergers

Partners can be a fickle bunch. Just look at Ashurst: the firm's desire to secure a US merger dates back so far that it's hard to think of a UK firm - legacy SJ Berwin or Norton Rose aside - more frequently linked with potential partners across the At...

24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 | secure


Yes, no, maybe – what Scottish independence would mean for law firms

A referendum in Scotland in September could see the country break away from the UK, but would that mean more work for law firms?

24 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure


A call to alms: international firms are uniquely placed to lead major pro bono projects

Earlier this month I returned from Bangladesh, where I visited the UNICEF-funded child justice projects DLA Piper is supporting to help protect some of the country's most vulnerable children.

23 Jul 2014 | 00:15 | secure

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