UK 200 2014
The last financial year was a record-breaker for the UK’s legal market with revenue, profit and headcount numbers for the top 200 UK-headquartered firms all at record levels.
The UK Market Register shows the extent to which US firms, notably Baker & McKenzie, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are now entrenched in the UK legal market.
The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings
Salary survey 2015
Despite efforts by the legal profession to focus on diversity, the gender gap in pay remains pronounced with a £24,000 difference in average salaries, The Lawyer research has shown.
The Lawyer ’s first Salary Survey cover lawyers’ pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction, as well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations. We have unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and, of course, gender.
Precisely one-quarter of respondents to the survey work in-house – an area that is an increasingly popular and well-regarded career choice among lawyers.
Asia Pacific 150 2014
After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth
Political chaos has deterred foreign investors, but lawyers hope new prime minister Narendra Modi can create a more business-friendly environment
The Lawyer Management Guide 2014
Marketing and BD teams need to sell lower-cost or disaggregated legal services to clients – both external and internal
Recruiting, managing and incentivising a flexible workforce may be challenging, but both the firm and the individual benefit
European 100 2014
It’s been a hard slog, but European firms are finally growing, with combined turnover up by €200m to hit €8.2bn in 2013
For the first time, The European 100 takes a look at the international firms operating in Europe
INDEX Garrigues Fidal Loyens & Loeff Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira Hengeler Mueller
Cyber Security 2013
With threats ranging from hacktivists to Chinese spies, it’s time for law firms to get their data security act together
Lawyers are among the most vulnerable to information breaches, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office
Work with cyber threats rather than being paralysed by them, says CSC’s Sam Visner
Africa Elite 2014
A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion
South Africa’s status as the biggest and most developed legal market in the continent means it is still the destination of choice for foreign tie-ups
Often overshadowed by their bigger and more affluent neighbour South Africa, the southern states of the continent are starting to show their mettle
In September this year The Lawyer devoted an entire issue to futurology. What would the legal profession look like in 2020? We made specific predictions around UK market consolidation and law firm collapses, a radical change in resourcing structures and growing demands from in-house lawyers.
How did leading figures see the market of 2013 emerging?
Within a decade there will be three global insurance firms dominating the sector