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 performance of Essex Court's Gordon Pollock QC during the BCCI supercase has become a real millstone, ahem, milestone.
Pollock set the record for the longest-ever opening speech in English legal history during BCCI - almost 80 days, leading to the case's judge Mr Justice Tomlinson labelling his thorough discourse as "wasted".
Oops. Well, there was one good outcome (although some lawyers may not agree); Charlie Falconer today laid down plans to get long-winded barristers and solicitors to be sacked from any case they may be stalling. See story.
The Woolf reforms were supposed to curb these excesses. Will the Pollock reforms work this time round?