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.
The names of new silks for 2005 are not expected to be announced until next Autumn. Traditionally, new Queen's Counsel have been appointed in April. Hopefuls will now though be given until Easter to make their applications. The Bar Council insists these are still provisional dates as ultimately the timetable will be determined by an independent selection panel. The Bar Council is working with the Law Society and the Department of Constitutional Affairs to devise the nature of the new silk appointment system. The final decision on which barristers should be given silk will be down to the independent selection panel, which will be comprised of lawyers, judges and lay members.