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.
One of Tukinghorn's scribes embarrassed herself in front of Lord Lester of Herne Hill last week,after she failed to translate basic Bengali phrases into English. The story goes as follows. At the end of Lord Lester's interview, the high-profile silk decided to do a bit of questioning of his own and asked her if she could speak Bengali. The scribe answered yes, but very badly. Lord Lester then asked: "What does 'shanda' mean?' The scribe replied: "Bastard." Lord Lester didn't seem very impressed with the answer and said: "No, it means rascal." As you can imagine, the scribe was kicking herself for not paying more attention during her Bengali classes. Tulkinghorn trusts her reply was an answer to the question, not a comment about anyone else.