The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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 has echoed the concerns of the majority of the profession in questioning the Government's will to commit financially to Lord Woolf's proposed reforms for the civil justice system. In its response to the Woolf report the society argues the Government must make the investment necessary to streamline and simplify the system and it warns that without adequate initial funding there will be little hope of improvement. Chair of the Courts and Legal Services committee Robert Winstanley said the investment would pay dividends. "Using the courts will be speedier and less complex, which will lead to efficiency gains for all concerned," he said. "In particular, if the proposals are implemented they should reduce the cost of legal aid."