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 Bar Council last week attacked government plans to scrap legal aid for cases with less than a 75 per cent chance of success and put forward its own proposals for tightening up access to public funds. The Bar wants a variable legal aid merits test where, for example, simple money actions should have "good" prospects but personal injury cases or actions involving a novel point of law might only have a "reasonable" chance (see Focus, page 8).