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Just shy of half (43 per cent) of law firms are looking to acquire or merge with other businesses over the course of the next year, as they fend off increased competition from boutique offerings, figures out today have found.
By comparison, when Smith & Williamson asked the same question last year in its annual survey of the legal sector, just 28 per cent said they were looking to pair up with another firm. With 59 per cent of the over 100 UK-based law firms surveyed this year reporting a rise in competitive pressure, Giles Murphy, head of professional practices at Smith & Williamson, noted many were carefully considering targeted moves to add to their portfolio of services and make them stand out in a crowded market place.
Read more here: http://www.cityam.com/249752/almost-half-law-firms-looking-merge-acquire-next-year-they
Don't forget the Government have increased the standard rate of IPT (Insurance Premium Tax) to 10% which comes into effect on 1st October 2016. To see how this could affect your clients and/or insured cases, speak to your ATE insurance provider or insurance broker today.
Manchester has emerged as the UK’s leading regional legal centre, according to research by social networking site, Mootis.
Unsurprisingly, London dominates the UK legal services sector with 84 of the top 100 firms having an office in the capital.28 of the UK’s top 100 firms have an office in Manchester, while Birmingham (22), Leeds (20) and Edinburgh (19) make up the rest of the regional ‘big 4’.
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Argentina Business Investment Forum: challenges and opportunities
The first edition of the Argentina Business Investment Forum was held in Buenos Aires from September 12 through September 15 as an initiative of the Federal Government and was hosted by the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency.
The Argentina Business Investment Forum was aimed to highlight investment opportunities and attract foreign direct investment. Gathering business leaders and government officials from Argentina and all over the world, the Argentina Business Investment Forum served as a springboard for showcasing investment opportunities and entice high-level meetings between Argentinean business, government leaders and international investors and partners.
Our firm had the honor to get an invitation to participate in the Argentine Business Investment Forum, which gave us a close and personal view of where Argentina is heading. A summary of some relevant data will be presented below.
First of all, the forum was an opportunity to have updated key figures and data on the potential of Argentina as an international investment destination, such as: ... read more visiting us at our Legal Blog:http://cspabogados.com.ar/en/argentina-business-investment-forum/.
International Taylor Vinters sweeps the board in regional Legal 500 #L500UK2016 - http://bit.ly/2crTRYC
Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in the newly released, Legal 500, out this week.
The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Set is described as a “regional powerhouse” and praised for its “great depth of experience and expertise at all levels “.
Across the Northern and North Eastern Circuits, 54 barristers from Exchange Chambers are ranked as leading silks or juniors.
In total, Chambers has secured 63 rankings with a number of its barristers ranked across multiple practice areas. On the Northern Circuit, Exchange Chambers is ranked as a tier 1 leading Set.
Its barristers are also individually ranked for:
-Commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law
-Construction, planning and environment
-Family and children law
-Personal injury and clinical negligence
-Regulatory, health and safety and licensing
On the North Eastern Circuit, Exchange Chambers is also ranked as a leading Set.
Its barristers are individually ranked for:
-Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law
-Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
-Regulatory, health and safety and licensing
Commenting on Exchange Chambers’ rankings, Director of Chambers, Tom Handley said:
“We are delighted to have our position as a top tier Set reinforced by the Legal 500.For our silks and juniors to secure 63 rankings across multiple practice areas bears testimony to the quality and strength in depth of Chambers.”
To view all Exchange Chambers’ rankings please click here:
Archbold v Blackstone - an interesting blog post by ICLR's Daniel Hoadley.In this post, Daniel examines the recent decision by the Judicial Executive Board to replace Archbold with Blackstone’s Criminal Practice as the standard text in the Crown Court.Does it really matter?
Stewarts Law launches new Trust and Probate Litigation department with Farrers hire James Price - James, who joins as a partner and head of the newly created department, is well known in the market for contentious trusts and probate work. He is rated by The Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in the City within this area and it describes him as "a first rate litigator with an excellent grasp of what is required" - http://www.stewartslaw.com/stewarts-law-launches-new-trust-and-probate-litigation-department-with-farrers-hire.aspx