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US top law firms outperformed by UK rivals

Jul 17, 2008 The US’s top law firms have outperformed their key UK rivals, despite a year of robust growth from the UK’s leading practices. UK top 50 firms achieved average revenue growth of 12.5% during 2007-08. This compares…

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Law firms defy downturn to post bumper results

Jul 14, 2008 As investment banks continue to announce widespread redundancies, the largest global law firms are turning in double-digit revenue increases despite the credit crunch forcing a downturn in deal activity.

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Law firms beat banks on graduate pay

Jul 11, 2008 Trainee solicitors are the highest paid graduates in the UK, according to a new survey. The median starting salaries for trainee solicitors in 2008 is £36,500, putting law ahead of investment banking for the first…

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UK law firms set for merger frenzy

Jun 18, 2008 The UK legal market is set for a radical shakeup with over 100 law firms expected to attempt a merger or acquisition in the next 12 months, experts predict.

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City law firms retain less than 90% of trainees

Jun 14, 2008 Some of the UK’s largest City firms have released their trainee retention rates for the September 2008 intake, with the majority offering places to fewer than 90% of their trainees. Of the eight firms that have…

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New Zealand's Top Corporate Law Firms

Jun 11, 2008 At the recent Corporate Law Association of New Zealand conference, a full ranking of 14 of New Zealand’s largest law firms provided a ‘performance list. Top billing for price and performance went to Russell McVeagh…

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US Legal Sector Sees Third Month of Job Losses

Jun 7, 2008 The U.S. legal service sector lost 1,100 jobs in May, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released Friday. Layoffs at large firms, along with tightening throughout the market generally, contributed to the…

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