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 Offered annually on hitting chargeable hours target. Value range 5 to 20 per cent.
Training Continuing professional development sessions, development centre, in-house training courses.
Appraisals Appraisals are 360°. An assistants’ discussion group of elected assistants has recently been established, chaired by a partner. Views are fed back to the people policy group, chaired by the executive partner, who has the power to take appropriate action.
Partner progression Seventy-nine per cent home-grown and 32 laterals. Youngest partner 30. Partner selection begins with business case, followed by panel interview, technical assessment and vote.
Billable hours target 1,700 for assistants.
Flexible and part-time working Offered.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-seven days.
Benefits Family private medical insurance, profit share 5 per cent plus bonus up to 20 per cent, pension (all levels), permanent health insurance, travel season ticket loans, life insurance, concierge.