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 last week welcomed plans for the implementation of the Clementi reforms to enable new forms of legal practice and external investment in law firms. The society warned that it was important that the new regulatory framework should not lead to disproportionate regulatory burdens on the legal profession. "The legal profession has an important role in standing up for individuals against the state and defending the rule of law generally," said Law Society president Kevin Martin. "The new regulatory arrangements need to respect the importance of having an independent legal profession. This means that the composition of the Legal Services Board should be demonstrably independent of government and the board should operate with a light touch."