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.
Manchester firm Berg Legal has taken an innovative route to advising clients by hiring a non-lawyer for its corporate finance department. Colin Davenport (left), formerly chief executive of finance group Davenham, has joined the firm as a director of the corporate finance team. He will help advise clients about the structure of financings and, in his own words, "oil the wheels of transactions". Davenport has worked with the firm for a number of years after first becoming aware of it when a Berg Legal litigator was on the other side of a dispute. He made the decision to join Berg Legal after retiring from the Davenham Group. Joanne Harris