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.
Bircham Dyson Bell has discarded the traditional use of PQE as the key component in grading solicitors. The firm has replaced it with a performance-based structure called the Career Development Framework (CDF). The CDF establishes four levels of seniority based on the achievement of specified criteria, comprising solicitor, associate, senior associate and partner. Since the implementation of the new structure Bircham has promoted nine lawyers to senior associate level and 23 to associate. HR director Richard Walden said the PQE system was "outdated and failed to recognise the quality of work delivered".