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.
Conditional fee arrangements haven't exactly set the legal world on fire. When law firms were given the opportunity to charge clients on a no-win, no-fee basis in personal injury, insolvency and human rights cases from 1995 onwards uptake was slow.
It was even slower in big-hitting City firms. But legislation passed last year extended CFA rights to all civil law. And it could make no win, no fee the norm. Linklaters' decision to introduce CFAs for clients appealing to the High Court in pensions cases indicates that at least one firm is seeing a business opportunity. It may well be a test case for expansion across its departments and across the City.