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Mills & Reeve signs alliance with French powerhouse Fidal

Mills & Reeve has entered into a formal strategic alliance with Paris headquartered firm Fidal, building on a growing referrals between the two outfits over the last two years.

16 Sep 2014 | 11:26 | secure

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Richard Foley: leadership changes won't shift sector focus at Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons incoming senior partner Richard Foley has said that he will not change the firm's strategic plans despite his defeat...

12 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure

Fulcrum Chambers acts as Alstom faces SFO corruption charges

Alstom has turned to Fulcrum Chambers to defend itself against allegations that the French engineering company's UK arm made illega...

11 Sep 2014 | 09:58 | secure




UK top 50: law firm leaders give their verdict on 2013-14

Top partners agree the pressure to deliver more for less will intensify as the fast-moving market continues to keep firms on their toes

11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 | secure

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The clean-up operation – Huw Merriman on winding up Lehman Brothers' UK business

Huw Merriman's career at Lehman Brothers took an unexpected turn when the bank collapsed and he took on the role of legal managing director of the group's UK administration. Six years on, he recalls what happened when the bankruptcy hit, and explains ...

11 Sep 2014 | 00:44 | secure


Lehman's legacy – many law firms are still feeling the effects of the world's largest bankruptcy

Six years ago this month, Lehman Brothers collapsed into bankruptcy – in one move becoming the biggest corporate failure in history and plunging the global financial markets into turmoil.

11 Sep 2014 | 00:05 | secure


Dealmaker: Weil Gotshal's Andrew Wilkinson on the day his whole team 'resigned'

The Weil Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner on why he loves a good argument and the day his whole team resigned

11 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure


Regulators must show firms that anti-money laundering rules are helping to tackle crime

Whatever doubts solicitors may entertain about the value of the UK anti-money laundering regime, City firms need to polish up their reporting systems.

10 Sep 2014 | 15:11 | secure


The wake up call – why law firms can no longer ignore the need to embrace new ways of working

The Watergate scandal has had a profound influence on me. It is a perfect example of the phenomenon known as 'group think'.

05 Sep 2014 | 00:00


Legal Week Best Legal Employers 2014: staff prioritise promotion prospects over pay

Top law firms are not doing enough to provide promotion opportunities to all staff, according to a major annual survey of employee satisfaction carried out by Legal Week's research arm, Legal Week Intelligence.

04 Sep 2014 | 09:47


UK top 50: global tie-ups help boost equity partner numbers

Equity partner headcount among the UK's 50 leading law firms grew by 3.7% across the group in 2013-14, with the impact of global mergers helping to bulk out the numbers.

04 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure


UK top 50: DLA Piper retains crown as largest UK-grown firm by global revenue

DLA Piper has held on to its position as the number one UK-headquartered law firm by international revenue, according to Legal Week's global rankings.

03 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure


UK top 50: new entrants highlight different routes to success

Coming in with turnover a shade under £100m, the inaugural set of financial results for Bond Dickinson – formed through the merger of legacy firms Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees in May last year – has propelled it to 37th place in Legal Week's to...

03 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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