The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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.
Secretary general of the Law Society Jane Betts has defended the Law Society's guidelines on disclosure of information, saying that far from clamping down on disclosure they are designed to facilitate openness. Writing in The Lawyer this week, Betts says the guidelines are "not intended to operate as a barrier" and will "make the secretary general and members of the management team of the society responsible for ensuring that council members' requests for information are met". The guidelines on staff disclosure, published earlier this month, have been criticised by former Law Society president Martin Mears and deputy treasurer Robert Sayer, who claim they are designed to muzzle staff members and prevent council members from investigating Law Society activities. In an open letter to president Tony Girling published last week, Mears commented: "The guidelines as produced will have the net effect of reducing rather than increasing openness."