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.
The Law Society has formally validated the first ever firm-specific LPC devised by Linklaters and the College of Law. It is hoped this will pave the way for the college to pioneer similar firm-specific LPCs with Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance - the two other firms leaving the City LPC consortium to work exclusively with the college from 2006. The customised training will be aligned to the types of transaction carried out by the firm and the course will be integrated into Linklaters’ own training programme for trainees and qualified staff. It has also emerged that Linklaters partners will participate in course-related activities to give students the chance to hear directly from their future colleagues. Linklaters trainee partner Simon Firth said: "Its validation is clear recognition of what we have always believed, that the closer to real practice and the more realistic training is, the more effective it will be."