- Equity partnerships ride out the recession, though five-year trend reveals gradual decline in number
Three years after the end of the boom just over half of partners in the top 100 UK law firms have full equity, The Lawyer can reveal.
The number of partners in the top 100 stood at 12,064 in the financial year 2009-10...
- UK near top of Europe's employee dissatisfaction league
The UK workforce is the second most dissatisfied in Europe – superseded only by the Irish, new research has found.
According to Aon consulting 47 per cent of UK employees plan to look for a new job by the end of the...
- Recession ends, but job satisfaction still down
The UK's recession ended today, but employers should be wary of its "hangover", the CIPD has warned.
Official figures showed economic growth of 0.1 per cent for the last quarter of 2009, bringing to an end six successive quarters where...
- West Coast US firms report steady financials after challenging year
California's biggest law firms saw revenues and profits remain mostly flat in 2009, writes The Recorder.
The overarching theme of the year for all large firms was belt-tightening - firms laid off staff and associates, froze salaries,...
- Dealing with the rising profile of the finance director
In the aftermath of the credit crunch, an ever-growing regulatory burden has fallen squarely on the shoulders of that organisational lynchpin – the finance director.
Wayne Dewsnap of Exact explores the rising...
- Staff engagement moves up the agenda of top firms
Employee engagement is becoming more important for UK firms as the country emerges from recession, according to a survey of top business leaders.
Although two-thirds of the country's leading firms admitted to reducing staff numbers and...
- New financial crisis early this decade
Financial regulation has not gone far enough according to poll.
There is talk of a new financial crisis striking within the first half of this decade.
That's according to three quarters of the world's senior banking...
- HR consulting industry has shrunk by a fifth in recession
The HR consulting industry has shrunk by 20 per cent in the past year as demand suffers in the recession, researchers have claimed.
The report by specialists sourceforconsulting.com, which included a survey of the largest buyers of...
- One in three workers 'ready for change'
One in three UK workers would leave their existing job if they could, according to a recent study.
The research, carried out by professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), found that 33% of UK employees did not feel valued...
- Law firms ready to ring in the changes for uncertain 2010
Surviving recession still top of agenda; diversification, restructuring and mergers could save the day
Leaders at the top firms have warned that the legal sector is not quite clear of the worst ravages of the recession as it moves...