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UK law firms agree merger

Cameron Markby Hewitt and McKenna & Co are to merge to form what is claimed to be the eighth-largest law firm in Britain and Europe.

Chinese cheques

The newest Asian battlefield between US and UK lawyers was marked out in early October, with the signing of an agreement allowing Chinese companies to list on the London Stock Exchange, opening a new vista of potential work for lawyers.

Tiger sharks

The real competition between US and English lawyers is happening in Asia, report Richard Marsland and Nigel Page

The firm that knows no frontiers

Eversheds is proving that lawyers can be general business advisers. By Roger Trapp

Lawyers' pay soars to go-go Eighties levels

Many corporate lawyers are earning more than pounds 400,000 a year, with privatisation work and an upsurge in mergers and acquisitions sending their pay to their highest levels since the go-go years of the 1980s, according to a survey published today.

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Network: You can't have lost my files!

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Law: US law firms swoop on the UK

American practices are hiring some of the best local talent to help them set up in London. Catrin Griffith reports

Freshfields seeks way out of partnership pitfalls

THE TUESDAY INTERVIEW: Law firm's new head grapples with a problem long familiar to accountants. John Eisenhammer reports

Advisers got pounds 34m for pits sell-off

The controversial sale of British Coal's pits to RJB Mining, the company controlled by entrepreneur Richard Budge, in 1994, cost the taxpayer pounds 34m in advisers' fees, according to an official report published today.

Legal firms 'go offshore' to avoid litigation

Many of Britain's biggest law firms are poised to follow the nation's accountants and set themselves up offshore, or give up being partnerships, to protect themselves against rising litigation claims.

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Tycoon in will case was expected to live longer

The nephew of the multi-millionaire Eric Hopton, who died before his new will was completed, had been told by a doctor that his uncle could live for another year.

Student sues lawyers for pounds 2m over will 'negligence'

The world's second largest legal firm was "palpably negligent" in failing to speed up the execution of the will of a wealthy property developer despite knowing there was a "very substantial risk" that he might die, the High Court was told yesterday.
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