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.
Music lawyers are known for their ability to pop up, either in the flesh or in print, in the most unusual and occasionally glamorous places.
Check out Roxy Music's breakthrough single Virginia Plain, for example, which name-checks Lee & Thompson partner Robert Lee in the first line. Nice one Bryan.
Now here's another legendary luvvie: Julian Turton, senior partner of The Simkins Partnership and all-round music guru, can be revealed as none other than Jules Trouttman (not Troutface, as Tulkinghorn first thought), the lawyer who, in Kevin Sampson's epic rock novel Powder, breaks the news to the character 'Wheezer' that he's worth £2m.
Trouttman tells Wheezer that he is "holding all the aces... that bands and labels would form a disorderly queue for his services... that this was just the start..." If only the same could be said of Simkins' real clients.