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.
Barclays Bank's general counsel Howard Trust has announced that its legal team is to be completely restructured in a bid to cut costs by 15-20 per cent. The 212-strong worldwide in-house legal team will be reduced by 25 per cent, as the bank is seeking to concentrate on more high-quality and value work. The 14 panel firms will benefit from the changes, as they are set to receive additional work as a result. Barclays is hoping to save around £1bn from its total legal spend over the next four years. The new team will be in place before the end of the year.