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.
#David Merkel has been elected chairman of the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities following the death of acting chair Sue Maynard last month. Merkel, who is partially sighted, is a former local government solicitor who now lectures at a number of colleges and trains entrants to the Army and the Royal Air Force. He said: "I intend to continue Sue's work. As I said in a eulogy given for Sue at the May Law Society Council [meeting], there can be no place for negative words such as 'no' or 'cannot'." The Group for Solicitors with Disabilities is a recognised group of the Law Society. Within the society, Merkel also sits on the charity board and the equality and diversity committee.