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.
Rule number one in the lawyer handbook of customer relations is never publicly criticise the client.
And if your client happens to be the most powerful media mogul in the world, it’s usually best to stick to it.
But plucky Harbottle & Lewis, former partner Lawrence Abramson and current managing partner Glen Atchison ripped up the rulebook when under attack by rattled octogenarian Rupert Murdoch.
With Murdoch firing off allegations with the scattergun approach of a fatally wounded outlaw, Harbottle stood accused of a “major mistake” in not “finding out what the hell was going on” with widespread phone hacking at the News of the World.