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.
Bonuses Ad hoc performance-related bonuses and a Christmas bonus, awarded annually and determined by the divisional head or management board. The value ranges from £500-£12,000.
Training Ongoing in-house training programme for both black-letter law and personal improvement skills, as well as department-specific training.
Appraisals Thorough appraisal process, including regular meetings with line managers.
Partner progression Sixteen per cent of partners are home-grown. Currently there are eight lateral partners. Youngest partner 30. Partner selection involves psychometric testing, verbal reasoning and lateral thinking.
Billable hours target 140 hours per month.
Flexible and part-time working No flexible working hours policy. Part-time working offered subject to business needs.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five to twenty-eight days.
Benefits Life assurance, private medical and permanent health insurance, company car/car allowance, Christmas bonus and weighting allowance. Pensions contributions are 4 per cent for all levels of staff.