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.
Tulkinghorn is not one to complain about receiving cards or gifts at Christmas time, but he does have to draw the reader's attention to a couple of pieces of Christmas correspondence he received. The first, from BLP, came in the form of a letter. The firm has chosen not to send Christmas cards this year, it read, instead donating money to the Matthew Trust - something which Tulkinghorn thoroughly applauds. But it was the next sentence that stumped him. It read: "However, we couldn't see you go without, so we enclose our latest deal review giving some brief details of transactions we have completed in the recent months." A deal review - that's got to take the mouldy Christmas cake for the worst Christmas gift yet. The strangest gift, however, came from Lewis Silkin: an ice cube tray in which the cubes form the words 'JUST ICE'. Obviously Tulkinghorn and his hacks are always appreciative of drinking-related products, so the present itself went down quite well - it was just the back of the box that it came packed in that surprised him. It read: 'Transient. Fragile. Frozen in time.' Is that what the marketing department thinks of the firm?