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Scottish firms Harper Macleod and Bird Semple merge

Aug 13, 2014 Scottish firm Harper Macleod has merged with private client boutique Bird Semple. The combined firm will operate under Harper Macleod’s banner, with 59 partners - five of whom are from Bird Semple), 153 lawyers and…

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Hill Dickinson set to cut 39 jobs

Jul 29, 2014 Hill Dickinson has launched a redundancy consultation, placing 39 lawyers and support positions at risk. The jobs are being cut from the firm’s counter-fraud division, which investigates suspicious insurance…

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Survey takes a closer look at PEP

Jul 9, 2014 The American Lawyer magazine has released the results of its survey of partner pay spreads among the biggest US firms. The survey is an attempt to get behind the PEP metric, the average profits paid to all partners, to…

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The expansion of the category of 'other' lawyers

Jun 15, 2014 The legal job market may be tough at the moment, but leading US law firms are seeing the growth in the ranks of at least one category of lawyers: ‘other’ attorneys. The designation as ‘other’ means that they are…

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Who's entitled to fees after law firm failure?

Jun 6, 2014 The question of who is entitled to the profits from lawyer fees after the collapse of a law firm is a hotly contested one, and the issue is currently playing out in the New York Supreme Court. Also at issue is…

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Divorce proceeding sheds light on BigLaw pay

Jun 3, 2014 A divorce proceeding in the Massachusetts Appeals Court has a rare peek into the secretive subject of how much partners are paid at large law firms The ruling in Hoort v. Hoort reversed a contempt judgment against a…

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