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.
Midlands firm Wragge & Co has further developed its outsourcing department with a new instruction from BT.`The firm will advise BT on project Jaguar, in which a consortium comprised of Reliant Security, Balfour Beatty and Carillion will be given outsourced work relating to the management of 8,500 properties.`Patrick Duxbury, joint client partner for BT with Quentin Poole, explained that Wragges has acted for BT for a number of years, but never on anything of this size.`Duxbury said: "I got to know Ann Fletcher, the current head of legal at BT, at the time of The Lawyer Monte Carlo in November 1999. As a result, BT used the firm for their overspill work from their internet media team." The relationship developed from there.`BT presently operates an informal panel that includes Ashurst Morris Crisp and Linklaters & Alliance.`Duxbury added: "We hope to continue advising BT, but one can never assume that will happen."