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.
Leicester firm Ironsides Ray & Vials faces an industrial tribunal this week, accused of racial discrimination against former trainee Jenny Lindsay. Lindsay, now qualified as a solicitor, claims that as the only black trainee with the firm she was refused funding for her studies for the Law Society finals while the firm's five other trainees - all white - received assistance. She also claims she was dismissed by the firm when she failed the final examination, while others who failed were kept on. A spokesman for the firm says: "Ironsides Ray & Vials denies strenuously any suggestion of racial discrimination, but feels it inappropriate to deal with these allegations in advance of the hearing."