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.
Matthias Kelly fears Education White Paper "will keep the poor out of the law"
The Chairman of the Bar Council, Matthias Kelly, has condemned university top-up fees as yet another factor that will keep people from poor homes away from the law. Addressing fellow barristers in Newcastle on Monday 27 January, Kelly said the Governments Education White Paper, which will allow universities to charge top-up fees, "will keep the poor out of the law". "Leading universities are very likely to charge the maximum top-up fees, making it hardest for the less well-off to get access to the best education. With law degrees invariably among the more expensive on account of their popularity, our efforts to promote diversity with the profession will be stymied," he said.