Legal Business

The Last Word: a year in review

Manchester, mergers and management merry-go-rounds – 2015 has been as tumultuous a year as any in recent memory. In our annual review, law firm leaders reflect on what has happened and look ahead to 2016


‘Understandable client nervousness about China and markets generally meant that the busy autumn period got off to a slow start but recovered. Whether that will be sustained into 2016 is hard to call. There is a lot for our clients and the markets to worry about out there. It is also a time of rapid change in the legal world and that means there are lots of new ideas to work on: exciting times.’

Charles Martin, senior partner, Macfarlanes