London firms dominate global legal market – Times

Posted July 5th, 2007 in law firms, news by michael

“City law firms are reaping record profits that confirm London’s dominance of the global legal market, according to research published today. ”

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Times, 5th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Highest paid barristers and solicitors firms in legal aid 2005/06 – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 26th, 2007 in barristers, law firms, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

“A breakdown of the ten highest paid criminal and civil barristers and solicitor firms from the criminal defence service and the community legal service. The information covers 2005 and 2006. A section on frequently asked questions about legal aid fees is also included in the document.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

College of Law strikes key deal with 30 firms – The Lawyer

Posted June 26th, 2007 in law firms, legal education, news by sally

“The College of Law’s plan to dominate legal education has moved up a gear after it struck a major deal with 30 law firms to provide a pioneering training programme for its junior corporate lawyers.”

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The Lawyer, 25th June 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

UK firms beat US rivals for best workplaces – The Lawyer

Posted June 19th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“UK firms could be winning the battle for talent, as exclusive research by The Lawyer reveals that only 7 per cent of associates found US firms to be the most attractive employers.”

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The Lawyer, 18th June 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Government names record 48 firms on super-panel – Legal Week

Posted June 12th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“A record 48 firms have bagged places on the Government’s legal panel, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) announced today (12 June).”

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Legal Week, 12th June 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Law firm sues former partners – The Times

Posted June 12th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“Hammonds, the national law firm locked in a financial dispute with 14 former partners, has taken the unusual step of suing them in the High Court.”

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The Times, 12th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law firm fights FSA over ‘boiler rooms’ – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is locked in a court battle with a prominent firm of solicitors that it wants to fine £150,000 for alleged offences involving overseas “boiler rooms”.

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The Times, 6th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Liberty backs legal battle over BME impact of Carter – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 1st, 2007 in fees, law firms, minorities, news by sally

“Human rights group Liberty is the latest high-profile organisation to back a legal challenge to the Carter reforms launched by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) and Society of Asian Lawyers.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st May 2007

Source: www.thegazette.co.uk

We get a better class of criminal – The Times

Posted May 29th, 2007 in fraud, law firms by sally

“‘When people come through our door, they’re afraid – petrified of being prosecuted,’ Ian Burton, senior partner of the commercial fraud specialists, Burton Copeland, says. ‘Clients are increasingly concerned about the States – very anxious about potential exposure. If their case has an international dimension involving the US, they imagine themselves being put in chains at Cook County jail with large people who may beat them up.'”

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The Times, 29th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law firms get ready for lucrative move into India – The Times

Posted May 25th, 2007 in India, law firms, news by sally

“Britain’s multibillion-pound legal profession is about to profit from a landmark change in India that will allow foreign law firms to set up shop there for the first time.”

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The Times, 25th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

ABS threat to firms provokes Bill defeat – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 25th, 2007 in law firms, legal services, news by sally

“The Legal Services Bill completed its passage through the House of Lords last week, but not before the opposition inflicted one final defeat on the government over concerns about the impact of alternative business structures (ABSs) on high street law firms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law firm chambers: the model setup for the 21st century or just a gimmick? – The Lawyer

Posted May 21st, 2007 in advocacy, law firms by sally

“Two years on and only one firm has followed Herbert Smith into the courtroom. Nina Goswami asks why.”

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The Lawyer, 21st May 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Survey reveals UK’s best and worst legal websites – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“Addleshaw Goddard boasts the best website of any UK law firm according to an annual survey that names and shames the best – and worst – legal sites.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

OFT proposal to encourage civil disputes ignites fierce debate – Legal Week

Posted April 26th, 2007 in competition, fees, law firms, news by sally

“Controversial proposals to encourage private competition claims by introducing larger success fees have sparked intense debate among the UK’s legal profession.”

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Legal Week, 26th April 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

First UK law firm opens ‘virtual’ office in Second Life – The Times

Posted April 24th, 2007 in law firms by sally

“Thanks to Mr Naylor and his team of tech-savvy lawyers, Field Fisher Waterhouse yesterday became the first major UK law firm to open an office in Second Life, a fast-growing online community with more than 5 million inhabitants and a self-sustaining economy worth $2 billion (£1 billion) a year.”

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The Times, 24th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Big money at US firms lures top London lawyers – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“The lucrative earnings at American law firms are luring increasing numbers of top London lawyers, according to a new survey released today. ”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk