The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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 Bar Council has authorised a scheme that will enable legal executives to instruct barristers directly
The scheme operates through a licensing system run by the BarDIRECT Committee of the Bar Council. BarDIRECT is an initiative, launched by the Bar Council in the 1990s, which enables organisations with relevant experience and expertise to use the specialist advice and advocacy services of barristers directly, without the intervention of a solicitor. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) can now instruct counsel to obtain written advice, draft documents and for representation at court, without having to go through a solicitor. ILEX president Mary Dowson said: "The BarDirect scheme is a further step for legal executives to be recognised on par with solicitors. Clients can now have the choice of instructing either a legal executive or solicitor to access specialist advice and representation from barristers."