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  • Data page

    Data page – February 2015

    19 February 2015

    The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

  • Belfast

    Support centres: our friends in the north

    9 February 2015By Marialuisa Taddia

    Near-shoring is growing in popularity as law firms seek to cut their wage bills and property overheads. 

  • Police CCTV

    Criminal defence: the defiant ones

    26 January 2015By Grania Langdon-Down

    Criminal defence specialists are hurting and career prospects are bleak. But many retain the appetite to fight for a viable future.

  • James Dunn

    Regulators and judicial review

    16 January 2015

    Debate around judicial review has made headlines in recent weeks with proposed government reforms being the subject of heated debate in the House of Lords.

  • Australia’s mining investment boom enabled it to ride out the worst of the financial crisis

    Australia: extracting value

    12 January 2015By Marialuisa Taddia

    Australia’s mining boom helped to entice firms from the northern hemisphere. But while the legal services market has lost some of its lustre, local alliances are helping international firms do more business there.

  • Data page

    Data page – December 2014

    6 January 2015Updated: 19 February 2015

    The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

  • Lord Justice Briggs

    Mediation: peace at any price?

    24 November 2014By

    The courts are ready and willing to penalise commercial parties that refuse genuine offers of mediation. Is mediation finally coming of age?

  • Data Page November 2014

    Data page – November 2014

    20 November 2014

    The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

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David Pickup

Lawyers on TV – the jury’s out

What have we learnt from the Beeb’s winter dramas featuring the legal profession?

Sue Bramall

The road less travelled

Law firms are too easily discouraged from breaking free from the crowd when it comes to marketing.

Eduardo Reyes

Start planning 2016’s budget cuts

Think about planning for next year now. Otherwise the cuts could feel more brutal than necessary.

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