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.
Ashurst Morris Crisp has vowed to stick to lockstep in the wake of the collapse of talks with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as it posts solid year-end figures. Revenues rose 6.5 per cent from last year's £185m to £197m, with average profits per equity partner down slightly to £590,000 from £600,000 - a drop of 2 per cent. Plateau partners will see their earnings drop from £840,000 to £800,000. There had been speculation that Ashursts would revamp its profit share-out after mooting a 'super-pointer' system during its merger negotiations. However, Ashursts senior partner Geoffrey Green told The Lawyer: "We're not changing lockstep. In fact, we're enshrining lockstep after Fried Frank - we're even more keen on it."