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.
A dear friend of mine, while holidaying in Cuba, refrained from shaving for some four weeks in respect of the revolutionary hero Che Guevara. He even turned Communist, albeit for a mere eight weeks.
Anthony Scrivener QC, who certainly has revolutionary blood, having once formed a rebel group called The Slate which was committed to overhauling the Bar Council, asked his troops, the enlightened clerks of 2-3 Gray's Inn Square, not to shave for a week to raise money for Children In Need. Some £700 was raised and, luckily for Scrivener, none converted to Communism in the process. However, in a flyer entitled 'Freedom', Scrivener does call for his 'troops' to rename his set the Che Guevara Chambers. This is not to promote world freedom generally, but rather to "bring in a lot of work for the Planning Bar".