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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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Law firm mergers continue steady pace

Jul 11, 2008 Hildebrandt International says in its Q2 merger report that law firm merger activity continued at a steady pace with a total of 14 completed law firm mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. law firms. Globally, there…

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Sharp Rise in Law Firm Mergers

Jul 9, 2008 Despite a troubled economy, many law firms are continuing to pursue a "growth strategy," new M&A data reveals. The number of law firm mergers is up so far this quarter, with 26 new law firm mergers and acquisitions…

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U.S. first nation with 200 accredited law schools

Jul 7, 2008 The United States has become the world's first nation of 200 accredited law schools, as the American Bar Association gave provisional approval to two North Carolina institutions. In other countries, it's much harder…

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Law Society calls for action on QLTT review

Jul 4, 2008 The Law Society is calling for the review of the rules governing foreign lawyers transferring to the UK to be hastened following guidance published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last week. The society…

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Law firm changes name to K&L Gates

Jul 2, 2008 Partners of the Pittsburgh based law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis voted yesterday to officially shorten the firm's name to "K&L Gates." The change follows efforts since early 2007 to establish…

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