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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 |
Firms have to balance pruning senior ranks with promoting new talent
18 Jul 2014 | 00:43 |
Taken at face value, our research this week on the universities attended by last year's trainee intake at the top 30 law firms is worrying.
10 Jul 2014 | 11:50
As numbers from the UK's largest law firms slowly drip out for the most recent financial year, at first it may seem a little fruitless to take a detailed look at firms' accounts for the previous year.
27 Jun 2014 | 00:05 |
Last year's merger between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski heralded the arrival of a new breed of global giant.
19 Jun 2014 | 11:36 |
It may not have quite the same pull as the World Cup, but if anything in the legal world is likely to divert attention away from the goings on in Brazil, money is always going to be a likely candidate.
12 Jun 2014 | 10:40 |
Law firms are upping their borrowing as the banks are happy to lend again, but is it a sign of the return of the good times?
06 Jun 2014 | 00:05 |