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.
The Law Society has taken a shock piece of decisive action with a vehement and determined stance with regards to its - wait for it - post. Earlier this month it tried to hold elections for seats on its ruling council, but failed to get the ballot papers to members on time. Chief executive Janet Paraskeva wrote a strongly-worded letter to members, blaming the delay on the pesky Electoral Reform Service (ERS) and its DX service. "When it became apparentâ€¦ that these delays were occuring," she penned, "we agreed with the ERS to postpone the close of votingâ€¦ [and] insisted that ERS send a postcard at their own cost to the entire electorate in each constituency to inform them of this change." Now the Law Society has had a taste of victory against the administrative staff at the ERS, perhaps it will pluck up the courage to pick up the phone to those firms that take a liberal approach to Law Society conflicts rules. On yer guard, A&O.