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.
Klegal, the KPMG-associated law firm, is really getting to grips with the provision of legal services, in particular the concept of supply and demand. A press release was sent out last week announcing that the firm had recruited to its employment department Guy Abbiss from the London office of Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. All well and good so far, but why was the firm recruiting? Stephen Levinson, joint head of the employment department, has the answer. He is quoted in the release as saying: "The group was looking to recruit additional senior employment lawyers to cope with the decreasing demand, both in the UK and overseas, for the group's services." Ahhh, the perverse logic of accountants. Don't you just love it?