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.
Tulkinghorn has on occasion regaled readers with tales of lawyers' former lives. Many a failed popstar, ageing athlete or one-time bartender has graced this august page. Few, however, have reached the dizzy heights (or should that be lows) of White & Case projects partner Neil Upton.
Before the law beckoned, Upton earned his crust as a carpet salesman. So good was he that he is a former recipient of MFI's Top Shagpile Seller Award. According to decorate-redecorate.com, research shows that "short, dense-pile carpets" are the hardest-wearing type you can buy. Does this also apply to lawyers? Tulkinghorn congratulates Neil on having the best possible grounding for a life in the law.