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With 2014 rapidly drawing to a close, it's only natural for law firms to be looking to the future.
11 Dec 2014 | 15:57 |
Breaking into the inner circle of Manhattan's elite law firms is tough. The fact that even New York-bred – but non-white shoe – firms like Weil Gotshal & Manges had to fight to claim their spots highlights the odds stacked against those from outsi...
05 Dec 2014 | 00:57 |
With many firms scrambling to reposition themselves for an increasingly global client base, flag planting is firmly back in fashion.
28 Nov 2014 | 00:05 |
Africa has received its fair share of coverage in the legal press in recent months, thanks to the interest being shown in the continent by international law firms.
21 Nov 2014 | 00:14 |
Ask any partner in a commercial law firm and you'll get a consistent answer.
14 Nov 2014 | 00:21 |
There's still plenty of work left to do when it comes to diversity in the legal profession, says Georgina Stanley
07 Nov 2014 | 00:05 |
As a general rule of thumb making mergers work and repositioning law firms are not particularly speedy processes.
23 Oct 2014 | 12:11 |
That statistics can be manipulated in numerous ways is a given. But sometimes the message from the numbers is so clear it is impossible to misinterpret.
17 Oct 2014 | 00:14 |
Sometimes it is instructive to judge the progress of a merger not by what has gone right, but by what has not gone wrong.
10 Oct 2014 | 00:15 |
It's been a very long time since UK law firms were viewed as cosy partnerships offering jobs for life on lockstep remuneration structures allowing earnings to go up in line with partners' ages.
03 Oct 2014 | 00:45 |
Behind closed doors UK law firms should be gearing up for what could be a training revolution.
25 Sep 2014 | 16:57 |
When is a combination not a merger? That's the question being asked of Norton Rose Fulbright as the firm for once attracts attention without adding a single partner to its sprawling empire.
22 Sep 2014 | 12:40 |
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 |
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 |
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 |