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.
ONE of England's most senior judges, Vice-Chancellor Sir Richard Scott, has played to the gallery by calling for the abolition of wigs. Sir Scott says judges who wear wigs look out of touch, "antiquated and foolish" and are like "diehards who still wear top hats in the hunting field" out of a "hankering for the past and tribal badges of status". Judges who revere their head gear are like those who ask who Gazza is, he adds. Lord Irvine of Lairg once complained his wig "weighs a ton". And as Sir Scott also explains, wigs are "uncomfortable, scratchy and of questionable hygienic quality, even if they no longer provide a home for a variety of tiny animals".