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Fieldfisher posts 9% half-year revenue rise, breaks six-month £50m barrier

Fieldfisher has posted a 9% rise in revenue in the first six months of 2014-15, with fee income rising to £54.3m from £49.9m at the same time last year.

21 Nov 2014 | 16:56 | secure


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Olswang has announced an 11% rise in revenue in its 2014-15 half-year results, with the un-audited figure increasing to £63.9m.

20 Nov 2014 | 15:29 | secure

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Addleshaw Goddard has posted double digit revenue growth for the first half of the financial year, despite suffering a number of prominent departures.

20 Nov 2014 | 10:42 | secure

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Global top 50: the battle for 'elite' status

Driven by international mergers, the world's 50 largest law firms by revenue saw turnover climb by an average of 7.4% last year to reach a combined total of $63.5bn (£40bn).

14 Nov 2014 | 00:23 | secure

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Revenue v profitability growth – the impact of a changing market focus on law firms

In response to turbulent times, the legal market has shifted its focus to profitability as the primary measure of success

30 Oct 2014 | 00:31 | secure

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Teenage dreams – why 13 years after its creation Berwin Leighton Paisner needs to re-find its form

Having enjoyed enormous success in the wake of its 2001 merger, over the last few years Berwin Leighton Paisner has been plagued by tumbling profits and a raft of high-profile partner exits. Pui-Guan Man finds out whether the firm's new strategic visi...

23 Oct 2014 | 00:20 | secure

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Profit and revenue down at White & Case's UK LLP

Profit at White & Case's UK LLP decreased by 6.9% in 2013, according to limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts filed with Companies House.

08 Oct 2014 | 00:12 | secure

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Simmons LLP accounts show top earner pay rose 25% to £1m during 2013-14

Simmons & Simmons’ highest paid member pocketed earnings of £1m in 2013-14, 25% up on the previous year’s top figure of £800,000.

07 Oct 2014 | 00:19 | secure

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Deloitte research shows UK top 10 drop in fee income for Q1 2014-15

Shrinking fee earner numbers and a decline in pound sterling rates has caused a year on year drop in fee income at the UK’s top 10 firms for Q1 2014-15, according to Deloitte’s legal sector survey.

19 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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DAC Beachcroft sees fall in profit for 2013-14

DAC Beachcroft has reported a 10% fall in profit for the 2013-14 financial year, to £28.6m despite an overall revenue rise.

02 Sep 2014 | 13:18 | secure