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.
Brick Court Chambers has retained all five of its pupils as tenants this year, the greatest number it has kept on in two decades.
All five of its pupils will become tenants, split between public and commercial law.
Julian Hawes, joint senior clerk, said: “We normally recruit five into pupillage and we will then take a selection of those five. We just caught an exceptional year. This is the most we’ve ever taken in the 20 or so years that I have been here.”
He explained that the chambers does not take business needs into account when keeping its pupils on as tenants but instead bases its decision on the quality of the individuals recruited.
Commenting on the current trend for chambers to withdraw pupillages in publicly-funded areas of law, Hawes said that Brick Court Chambers was not overly reliant on publicy-funded work aside from work comissioned by the Treasury and said that it did not place pupils into the publicly-funded bar.
Both Tooks Chambers and Charter Chambers have decided to wihdraw their pupillages for publicly-funded law for 2013. Charter Chambers’ senior clerk Ian Payne asserted that legal aid cuts would “destroy the whole notion of pupillage” (3 May 2013).
Charter barrister Henry Grunwald QC added: “Any set of chambers which is dependent on public work for its fee income will be in a very difficult position.”
A total of four barristers at Brick Court Chambers, which is ranked as number one in The Lawyer’s Bar Top 30, took silk in 2013 (27 February 2013).