Lawyers remain happy despite increased workloads – The Lawyer

Posted August 19th, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“Law firm employees are working the equivalent of an extra day a week compared to the start of the year, with many firms failing to fill spaces left by departing staff members.”

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The Lawyer, 18th August 2008

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How is the recession hitting lawyers? – The Times

Posted July 31st, 2008 in law firms, special report by sally

“Is the credit crunch going to crack open the legal business and hack back the ambitions and prospects of lawyers? ”

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The Times, 31st July 2008

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Top 30 firms record 93 per cent PEP rise since turn of century – The Lawyer

Posted July 14th, 2008 in law firms, news, remuneration by sally

“The average profit per equity partner (PEP) of the UK’s top 30 law firms has grown by 92.7 per cent to £764,900 since the turn of the century.”

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The Lawyer, 14th July 2008

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Solicitor fights ‘ageist’ law firm which forced him to retire at 65 years old – The Times

Posted July 14th, 2008 in age discrimination, law firms, news, retirement by sally

” A solicitor who was forced by his law firm to retire at 65 will lodge a test appeal today, claiming that he was the victim of age discrimination.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

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Schoolgirl jailed for theft from Freshfields – The Times

Posted July 9th, 2008 in law firms, news, theft by sally

“Within three days of joining Freshfields, a schoolgirl on work experience forged her boss’s signature onto 11 cheques.”

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The Times, 8th July 2008

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Falconer to join US firm – The Times

Posted July 8th, 2008 in judges, law firms, news by sally

“The former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, is to join a top American law firm, The Times has learned.”

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The Times, 8th July 2008

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City lawyers close in on New York rivals – The Times

Posted July 7th, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“A record year for the City’s leading law firms saw them close the gap on their New York rivals in profitability, according to research published today.”

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The Times, 7th July 2008

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Linklaters follows rivals with record £1.29bn turnover – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“Linklaters has followed its rivals in announcing a record turnover today, although it narrowly missed overtaking Clifford Chance as the world’s biggest firm. ”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

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Allen & Overy’s £1billion turnover confirms London as centre of the legal world – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in law firms, legal services, news by sally

“Britain’s four largest law firms each earned more than £1 billion last year, confirming London’s emergence as the centre of the global legal services market.”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

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Substance with style – Legal Week

Posted June 20th, 2008 in internet, law firms, news by sally

“This year’s Intendance ‘Fast Fifty’ benchmarking of the 50 fastest-growing law firm websites is further proof of how the legal sector is stepping up its online operations.”

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Legal Week, 19th June 2008

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Law firms set for merger frenzy – The Times

Posted June 17th, 2008 in competition, law firms, news by sally

“More than 100 law firms in the UK are expected to attempt a tie-up in the next year, according to a study by BDO Stoy Hayward.”

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The Times, 17th June 2008

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Law firms rake in £700m in fees for coal miners’ claims – Legal Week

Posted June 12th, 2008 in compensation, fees, industrial injuries, law firms, miners, news by sally

“Legal fees for firms advising on the ongoing compensation claims for sick coal miners have hit more than £700m.”

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Legal Week, 12th June 2008

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A year on, how has the world’s first listed law firm performed? – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“Australian personal injury lawyers Slater & Gordon have set the benchmark that practices in the UK are set to follow”

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The Times, 21st May 2008

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Keeping on top of the money – The Times

Posted May 20th, 2008 in fees, law firms, news by sally

“The legal sector is under fire again over excessive fees. Allen & Overy has been criticised widely after a scathing High Court judgment highlighted that the firm charged more than £5 million of costs during a five-day trial.”

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The Times, 20th May 2008

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Devil in the details? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“The profession’s watchdog is proposing a risk-based approach to regulating law firms. But this risks upsetting lawyers with its demands for more information, reports Lucy Trevelyan.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st May 2008

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Frances Murphy: ‘Being a woman doesn’t make a difference’ – The Times

Posted April 24th, 2008 in law firms, special report, women by sally

“Slaughter and May’s new head of corporate has a hard act to follow but is used to thriving in a male-dominated environment.”

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The Times, 23rd April 2008

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Solicitors face inquiry over insurance fraud kickbacks – The Times

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in fraud, insurance, law firms, news by sally

“Ten solicitors’ firms are being investigated with dozens of accident claims-handling companies for alleged insurance fraud.”

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The Times, 22nd April 2008

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How to . . . move from the Bar to the City – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in barristers, law firms, special report by sally

“Murray Rosen, QC, explains why he traded the serenity of Lincoln’s Inn for the more frenetic pace of Herbert Smith.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

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Non-partner solicitors could face insurance bill – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 11th, 2008 in insurance, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

“A group of solicitors who were employed by a firm which has since gone into liquidation could find themselves being pursued for a contribution towards an unpaid insurance premium of £834,000 – despite the fact that they were not partners in the firm.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th April 2008

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Kathy Honeywood: ‘Being the only woman is quite tough’ – The Times

Posted April 9th, 2008 in law firms, special report, women by sally

“The Clifford Chance partner is on a mission to increase the number of women at the top of the world’s biggest firm.”

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The Times, 9th April 2008

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