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.
Steve Orchard, Legal Aid Board (LAB) chief executive: "What he [criminal legal aid lawyer Roy Douglas] said came out of an orifice and it wasn't between his ears."
Paul Boateng, Labour legal affairs spokesman: "I have to say to you that there is no more money for legal aid."
Roger Smith, Legal Action Group director: "The Labour party has time to discuss and consult over its proposals and I think it needs it."
Lord Mackay, Lord Chancellor, on league tables: "I used to marvel at the way certain people got business when the quality of the outcomes were deplorable. But the people affected weren't clients again for some considerable time."
Sir Tim Chessells, LAB chair: "People not making use of legal aid are unlikely to see it as a priority in the same way as they do for education."