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  • How to sack a client

    How to: sack a client

    23 March 2015By Grania Langdon-Down

    A guide to ceasing to act and how to avoid any reputational damage.

  • Bogota

    Pacific alliance: Latin quarters

    16 March 2015By Marialuisa Taddia

    The four members of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc are attracting growing interest from international firms.

  • Lehman Brothers

    How to: make fewer mistakes

    9 March 2015By

    A City thought-leader believes he can help clever lawyers avoid doing silly things.

  • 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.

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