- QualitySolicitors urges TV viewers to love lawyers
The next stage of QualitySolicitors’ (QS) latest advertising campaign to persuade the public to love lawyers went live yesterday with a series of television adverts.
Following on from press and digital advertising last month, the...
- Number of women on FTSE 100 boards rising, figures show
The proportion of women on the boards of the UK’s top companies has risen to 19 per cent, according to latest figures.
This marks an increase from 17.4 per cent in May and showed promising progress, said business secretary Vince...
- Legal aid cuts trigger 47 per cent drop in family mediation
Legal aid cuts have triggered a dramatic drop in the number of divorcing couples opting for mediation, according to the latest government figures.
Judicial guidance requires couples contemplating a divorce to consider mediation before...
- The Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law awards 2013
The Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards, hosted by Gyles Brandreth, took place on the 25th September at the Dorchester Hotel London with over 400 guests in attendance.
Eclipse is the proud headline sponsor of these exclusive new awards...
- Eversheds launches pan-African strategy with plans to reopen in South Africa
Eversheds has unveiled a new pan-African strategy which will see the firm move back into South Africa and launch offices in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Tunisia.
The firm has also launched the Eversheds African Law Institute (EALI), signing...
- One thousand firms could close by Christmas
Up to 1,000 firms unable to secure indemnity insurance in the wake of the Berliner wind-down could be forced to close before the end of the year, a compliance expert has predicted.
"By Christmas, there will be significantly fewer law...
- BLP confirms 40 per cent cut in profit for 2012/13
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has unveiled its 2012/13 profit figures, revealing a 39 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) and a 38 per cent drop in net profit.
In what has amounted to one of the worst-kept secrets in...
- Number of smaller law firms on financial precipice soars
The number of small and medium-sized law firms in financial distress is has soared to nearly a quarter of the profession, while one in eight has gone out of business in the last year, according to new figures.
It means that the change in...
- Capita steps into legal market through planned Optima acquisition
Capita is to enter into the legal market through the acquisition of volume outfit Optima Legal Services, three years after the SRA ordered the firm to sever its relationship with the outsourcing giant.
The SRA is yet to approve the planned...
- Recommind sponsors 2013 FT Innovative Lawyers awards
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Recommind, the leader in unstructured data management, analysis and governance technology, announced today that it is sponsoring the ‘legal expertise: dispute resolution’ category at this year’s FT Innovative Lawyers Awards....
- MoFo snaps up Hogan Lovells' Berlin office for Germany launch
Hogan Lovells is understood to be losing its entire Berlin office to Morrison Foerster (MoFo), marking the most recent raid on its technology and media team.
Nine partners including leading M&A lawyer and BskyB adviser Christoph Wagner...
- Up to 100 other 'Challinors' at risk of collapse
Naivety and over-dominant senior partners most frequent causes of financial failure
Five per cent of firms contacted as part of the Solicitors regulation Authority's financial stability programme have shown indicators serious enough to...
- Clydes knocks BLP out of UK200 top 15 corporate table as revenues leap by a third
Clyde & Co increased its corporate turnover by a third during 2012/13, with the group generating revenues of £70.7m over the financial year.
It is significant growth for the firm, which has traditionally placed emphasis on its...
- Edmonds challenges profession to throw away its regulatory rule books
Legal Services Board chair discusses his master plan for a single legal regulator, the failings of a rule-based approach and his ideas for a Royal College of Advocacy
It is only one step from the proposal that there should be a single...
- ABS bids to leverage clients’ trust of solicitors to expand into non-legal services
The trust that solicitors engender among their clients should be leveraged, with other services operating under legal professionals’ banner within alternative business structures (ABS), according to the head of one of the newest ABSs....