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.
DLA Piper has revamped its corporate practice in the North West by appointing new heads of corporate in Manchester and Liverpool.
Jonathan Watkins takes up the newly created Manchester role, while David Cadwallader becomes head of corporate in Liverpool. Watkins said the move was designed to focus on the separate business opportunities in the two cities. “The markets in Manchester and Liverpool are different,” he said. “There’s more institutional work in Manchester and more entrepreneurial work in Liverpool.” Watkins’ clients include JJB Sports, Timpson Group and Enterprise. Last year he advised selling shareholders in the £900m IPO of Moneysupermarket.com.