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.
Eversheds has just taken its bravest step yet in its hunt for non-performing partners. The national firm has gone open plan in all of its new offices. Apparently, according to the office move consultants that advised on this momentous step, open plan increases productivity and enhances information-sharing. Newcastle, Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester... the list of wall-less hives of activity goes on and on.
But never mind the implications for future Chinese Walls. What about the impact on skiving? As one Geordie partner put it: "There's only been one adverse reaction. Someone who shall remain nameless said she didn't like it because people could see what she was doing. Which in her case, was not a lot."