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.
Academic intelligence still ranks as the most important requirement for selecting trainee solicitors, according to a survey carried out by the Trainee Solicitor's Group. In a poll of training managers, 60 per cent of respondents said academic record was the most important criterion for selecting trainees, with common sense the most popular second choice. The survey also revealed that business acumen and marketing skills were increasingly regarded as important, as was previous performance on work placements. Failure to do homework about the firm was the most common reason for performing badly at interview. A 22 to 23-year-old law graduate is considered to be the safest recruitment bet.