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 Law Society training committee is to recommend to the next council meeting in June that a £10,000 minimum salary for trainee solicitors should remain. The decision, announced in last Thursday's council meeting, follows a letter by five former Trainee Solicitors' Group (TSG) chairs to Law Society president Tony Girling, in which they threatened to warn students off a career in law if the salary was abolished. The council will now vote on the issue at its next full meeting on 5 June, when TSG chair Hannah Wiskin will address it. During last week's meeting, training committee chair Simon Baker said 2,359 firms had replied to a survey on the issue with the "majority" favouring abolition of the £10,000 limit.