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Ashurst scales back its Adelaide office

Jul 24, 2014 Ashurst is set to scale back its Adelaide presence, eliminating five jobs and relocating the only Adelaide-based partner. A spokesperson for the firm said that the affected individuals would be offered jobs at Ashurst…

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US law firms continue to merge at record pace

Apr 9, 2014 US aw firms continue to merge at a record pace, according to a new report from legal consulting group Altman Weil. Twenty-two firms announced mergers or acquisitions during the first quarter of 2014, and mergers…

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U of Iowa drops law tuition by 16.4%

Dec 6, 2013 The shrinking candidature for US law schools seems finally to be having an impact on the tuition numbers, with the University of Iowa College of Law announcing that it is cutting tuition by 16.4 percent for JD students…

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Washington DC law firms fall behind US average

Aug 29, 2013 Law firms in Washington DC have fallen behind the national average on a number of key metrics: revenue, demand, productivity and billable hours. A new survey by Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group examined data from 172…

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International law firms head to Myanmar

Jul 24, 2013 International law firms are flocking to Myanmar, following significant new investment in the country. Since the military junta lost power in 2011, Myanmar has become an attractive destination for international…

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The BigLaw model never made much sense...

Jul 24, 2013 Matthew Yglesias of Slate weighs in on href="http://www.lawyrs.net/news/show/7319/is-this-the-end-of-biglaw">Noam Scheiber's piece on the end of Big Law, which charted the huge challenges and stresses currently faced by…

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Is this the end of BigLaw?

Jul 23, 2013 This article By Noam Scheiber in New Republic, entitled ‘The Last Days of BigLaw’ is making waves through the blogosphere and beyond. The article points out that the golden age of the law firm partner saw the…

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QualitySolicitors Redkite to make redundancies

Jun 17, 2013 Wales law firm QualitySolicitors Redkite has entered a redundancy consultation that could lead to job losses for 24 of the firm's 120 staff: twelve jobs are at risk in Pembrokeshire and a further 12 in…

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Confidence dips at US law firms

May 24, 2013 Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group has published its Law Watch Managing Partner Confidence Index, a quarterly survey of managing partners’ confidence. The report indicates a dip in the confidence of law firm leaders,…

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Poor first quarter results for US legal industry

May 17, 2013 Citi Private Bank and the American Lawyer have conducted their annual surveys of the leading firms in the US legal profession, reporting marginal growth in the first quarter of 2013. According to The American Lawyer,…

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