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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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Ashurst outsources more support staff roles

Aug 12, 2014 Ashurst is set to lay off up to 17 support staff as it outsources out-of-hours support services. The current out-of-hours support team consists of 34 staff. The firm intends to retain a London "hub" of staff, while…

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Hamlins reports a whopping 52% PEP growth

Jul 29, 2014 West End law firm Hamlins has seen Profit per equity partner leap up by 52 per cent, from £367,000 to £560,000, in the last financial year. The 26-partner firm also announced a 27 per cent jump in revenue, going…

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Linklaters retains 93% of Autumn qualifiers

Jul 24, 2014 Linklaters has announced that it will retain 93 per cent of its trainees this autumn, offering 54 of 57 trainees a position as a newly qualified lawyer, and seeing 53 accept the offer. Linklaters is the first among…

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Slater & Gordon encourages UK workers to buy shares

Jul 19, 2014 Slater & Gordon, a publicly listed law firm, has announced a plan to encourage workers in its United Kingdom offices to buy shares in the firm. The plan, which is subject to approval by shareholders in an upcoming…

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UK firm Macfarlanes awards PEP of £1.19m

Jul 16, 2014 UK law firm Macfarlanes has recorded a 22% hump in revenue to £139.74m. Average profit per equity partner increased by 21% to reach a whopping £1.19m. Senior Partner Charles Martin explained to RollOnFriday that…

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