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    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.

  • 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.

  • Tokyo, Japan

    Japan: eastern eye

    10 November 2014By Marialuisa Taddia

    Foreign law firms have found the Japanese market tough to penetrate. But there are grounds for optimism.

  • London City

    Offshore firms: in the zone

    3 November 2014By Marialuisa Taddia

    London is an increasingly important hub for offshore law firms, which are winning business from City-based financial institutions, and clients in Russia, western Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Data Page October 2014

    Data page – October 2014

    27 October 2014

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

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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.

Fergus Payne

The legal year ahead

Alternative business structures? Mergers? Professional indemnity insurance? What will be the hot topics in 2015?

David Pickup

Lawyers at Christmas

Lawyers put off organising the Christmas party until the last minute. A hint: don’t let the youngsters do it.

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