The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
A Dewey & LeBoeuf trainee in the defunct firm’s London office was forced to leave the country this summer because his visa expired, it has emerged.
The trainee, an American citizen, faced deportation after failing to find another job following the US firm’s collapse earlier this year.
It is understood that the trainee, whose identity has not been revealed, received a last-minute job offer but could not accept it because the deadline to renew his visa had just passed, compelling him to return to the US.
The clock started ticking on his search for a new firm in late May or June, depending on when the UK Border Agency issued his curtailment of leave to remain (27 June 2012).
He was left without an employer to support his visa after Dewey filed for bankruptcy in the US and administration in the UK in May (29 May 2012).
Dewey’s collapse left partners and staff seeking new roles, with all of the 20 other City trainees finding jobs at a range of firms.