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.
In a piece on the 100 most influential men in the UK, GQ made the surprising assertion that celebrity lawyer Keith Schilling, senior partner of boutique media firm Schillings, is the most influential man in law. Schilling, the only practising solicitor on the list of politicians, businesspeople and celebrities, made number 68, while Master of the Rolls Lord Woolf took 75th place and the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine came a lowly 79th. GQ also placed Schilling above entrepreneur and household name Richard Branson (71st) and the leader of the Conservatives Iain Duncan Smith (73rd). Those on the GQ list were judged on these criteria: fame factor, media influence and where they were going next. In particular, Tulkinghorn would like to extend his sympathies to Derry Irvine over GQ's assessment of where he is going next. Apparently, his future lies in "campaigning to get rid of those wigs".