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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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Baker & McKenzie vs 11-year old in Narnia IP row

Jun 17, 2008 A couple from Edinburgh is being threatened with a law suit by Baker & McKenzie over their son’s 11th birthday present. Gillian Ferguson and Richard Saville-Smith bought the narnia.mobi email domain name in 2006, so…

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Canadian Firm Gowling Launches in London

Jun 15, 2008 Gowlings has announced the opening of a new office in London, U.K. Gowlings (U.K.) LLP has been established to serve the Firm's existing energy, resource and infrastructure clients on a global basis. Andrew Gray, a…

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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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CMS Austrian member adds with local merger

Jun 10, 2008 CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz – the Austrian ally of top 20 City firm CMS Cameron McKenna – is set to merge with boutique Dallmann & Juranek. The two Vienna-based firms are set to tie up under the Reich-Rohrwig banner.

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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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