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Trainee retention buoyant across City

Jun 29, 2008 A new survey by The Lawyer reveals that trainee retention across the City is up compared to last year. Norton Rose is the clear winner so far, with a 91% retention rate, an increase from 88% last year. Magic circle firm…

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BLP hit by 6% drop in partner profits

Jun 19, 2008 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has reported a 6% fall in profits per equity partner (PEP) for the last financial year. The top 20 UK law firm posted profits of £620,000, marking a 6% dip from the year before, when PEP…

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Trainee retention defies crunch

Jun 17, 2008 The credit crunch has failed to have an impact on trainee retention rates, with early indications from a cross-section of leading firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, CMS Cameron McKenna, Norton Rose, Pinsent…

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SJ Berwin PEP growth stalled

May 16, 2008 SJ Berwin has released it year-end financial results, revealing turnover up by 14 per cent from £189m to £215m. However average profit per equity partner (PEP) has nudged up by just 2.4 per cent, to £801,000 from…

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Salary reviews - Freshfields leads Magic Circle

May 11, 2008 Following the recent salary reviews, RollOnFriday has published a detailed "Table of Dosh" currently including City law firms such as Shearman & Sterling, Freshfields, Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Herbert…

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Indian salaries rocket as UK firms poach talent

Apr 8, 2008 A full-blown salary war has erupted in India in response to increased local and international competition for talent, resulting in pay increases of more than 50 per cent at most top Indian law firms in the last year.…

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Sidley taps SJ Berwin for hedge funds expert

Apr 5, 2008 Hedge funds and financial markets partner Bruce Gardner has left SJ Berwin after eight years to join the London office of US firm Sidley Austin. He joins Sidley as a partner in the investment funds, advisors and…

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SJ Berwin asks associates to appraise partners

Apr 4, 2008 SJ Berwin has overhauled its partner appraisal system, with the firm’s top names set to be rated by both their peers and associates for the first time. Each of the firm’s partners must choose a panel of between five…

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Proskauer Boosts London Office With McDermott Hire

Jan 29, 2008 New York's Proskauer Rose has hired William Yonge as partner for its newly opened London office, taking him from McDermott Will & Emery's financial services team. Yonge has been at McDermott since 2003 and the firm made…

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