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.
Fierce criticism has forced Home Secretary Michael Howard to withdraw a clause which allowed police to shred prosecution evidence in jury trials three years after conviction. The clause, which was part of the 1996 Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act's code of practice, was drawn up by Michael Howard in December without any parliamentary debate. It was opposed by senior lawyers, MPs, Cardinal Basil Hume and former home secretaries Lord Jenkins and Lord Rees. Last week, following the freeing of the Bridgewater Three, Howard conceded to pressure for the clause to be dropped. Police will now have to retain all case papers in jury trials for the length of any sentence following a conviction, or for a minimum of six months if there is a non-custodial sentence.