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.
Moving jobs can be so traumatic. It's impossible to tell how a law firm will react on finding out that a lawyer is going to a rival. For instance, one particular lawyer at a magic circle firm caught the sharp end of his practice leader's tongue when he told him he was leaving for a competitor.
So much so that on the day the lawyer left, the head honcho demanded the turncoat be escorted out of the building. Not that the departing lawyer minded so much - he'd 'relieved himself' in the chap's bin the night before. Which Hong Kong-based senior finance partner at a top US firm embarrassed himself in court after admitting to not knowing the meaning of fiduciary duty?