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.
The Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (Aclec) has advised the Institute of Commercial Litigators (ICL) that its application to have rights of litigation and audience does not meet the requirements of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. Aclec says granting these rights to the institute would "extend choice only at the serious risk of substantially lowering standards of service to the public". A statement from Aclec said the ICL was "not a body capable of enforcing qualification regulations or rules of conduct as required by the Act". The ICL wants to grant its Fellows the right to conduct litigation in building, construction and engineering matters in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, the County Court and at all appeal stages.