- UK firms mull tax year shift to stave off 50 per cent top rate
DLA Piper leads the pack as top City firms examine alternatives to Labour's new tax regime
Some of the UK's largest firms are considering saving millions in tax payments by moving to a new financial year to avoid the 50 per cent top tax...
- Top 50 law firms size up scheme to spread tax bills for six months
Hammonds and DLA Piper are among a number of top 50 law firms considering spreading their July tax bill out over a number of months to boost short-term cash flow.
The firms are considering applying to HM Revenue & Customs to pay the...
- DLA job cuts give rise to enmity between Aussie, UK lawyers
DLA Piper managing director for Europe Andrew Darwin was in Dubai last week.
The firm is remaining tight-lipped on the reason for his visit, but with the fortunes of the Dubai office being linked closely to the fluctuations of the...
- DLA Piper chief exec's pay packet £100K lighter
DLA Piper chief executive Sir Nigel Knowles has taken a paycut of £100,000 following a challenging calendar year for the world's largest firm by headcount.
As the firm's sole plateau partner, Knowles has been hit by a fall in the top...
- DLA abandons US associate lockstep in move to performance-based pay
DLA Piper has released details of a new associate pay model that is set to throw out lockstep in favour of a performance-based system, reports The National Law Journal.
The plan will do away with minimum billable hour requirements and pay...
- DLA Piper makes new round of Middle East job cuts as market slumps
DLA Piper has made a new round of job cuts in the Middle East, with the firm set to make another 9% of staff in the region redundant in response to the continued deterioration in the markets.
The latest round of cuts, which follow a review...
- DLA Piper calls in PwC for overhaul of partnership model
Firm aims for 'global first' with move to update partner model
DLA Piper has called in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to help it conduct a major overhaul of its partnership model, which is expected to usher in sweeping changes to the...
- Will meetings of the future be televised?
Gregory Gallo has been spending less time at the airport lately. Instead of hopping on a plane for important meetings, the DLA Piper partner ducks into a high-tech conference room in the firm's East Palo Alto office for a face-to-face with...
- Major UK firms cut back profit payouts amid tough markets
Pinsents, Camerons and DLA take tough stance on paying profits
Major UK firms including Pinsent Masons and CMS Cameron McKenna are among the growing rank of firms either holding back or reducing partner profit distributions as a...
- DLA Piper to lose 54 Asian jobs in regional shake-up
DLA Piper has announced it is to cut 54 staff in Asia as part of a restructuring of its business in the region.
The consultation will affect 20 associates and 34 support staff and is due to be completed by the end of March.
- DLA Piper posts solid results after layoffs
DLA Piper's EMEA and Asian businesses today reported a 16.2 per cent revenue hike for the 2008 financial year.
The international firm boosted revenue from £490m in 2007 up to £584.9m during 2008. The EMEA and Asia group far outshone the...
- DLA set to cut up to 140 in new redundancy round
DLA Piper has launched its second redundancy consultation in just three months with up to 140 jobs under threat.
The review, which could see as many as 30 fee earners and more than 100 members of support staff made redundant, will affect...
- Bending over backwards - how City law firms are handling the flexible working question
Offering staff the chance to work flexibly has become de riguer for forward-thinking City law firms - but has anyone really found the answer? Sofia Lind reports
At first glance flexible working can seem like a simple...