Legal News

Exclusive: Acquisition vehicle eyes PI firm deal rush

The law firm which bought private equity-owned Roberts Jackson out of administration is planning several more deals to help others exit the personal injury market, Legal Futures can reveal.

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City firm sets up ‘cheaper’ subsidiary for hedge fund clients

City law firm FieldFisher has set up a separate practice with lower overheads to attract hedge fund clients who could not afford its fees. It is the latest “alternative solution” created by the firm.

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Top law firm pays £3.5m for misleading US government

One of America’s most prestigious law firms has agreed to pay $4.6m and register as a ‘foreign agent’ after admitting to misleading the US government over work done for Ukraine.

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Virtual firm adds share ownership to model

A new-model law firm has joined the growing band of practices that offer lawyers and staff a share ownership scheme, and has seen investments ranging from £2,500 to £120,000.

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Reports

No larger firm can ignore the demands of innovation – that was the clear message from our most recent roundtable: “The law firm of the future”, sponsored by LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. It comes in many forms, predominantly but not just technology, and is not simply a case of automating process. Expertise and process are not mutually exclusive.

Blog

10 January 2019

PR: fee-earner or fee-drainer?

For me the greatest challenge has always been, and continues to be, how to demonstrate the value of PR. I was once told I would not get some partners’ attention because I was a fee-drainer, not a fee-earner.

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