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.
A struck-off solicitor is planning to take the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to court over a decision not to allow him to defend himself at a hearing. John Shepherd, 52, from Upton, Wirral, was struck off last year after being jailed for three years in December 1993 for fraudulently claiming green form fees at a standard rate not agreed by the Legal Aid Board. Shepherd, formerly sole partner at two Liverpool firms, Munros and Shepherds, claims that the convictions were wrong and that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal unlawfully refused him leave to give evidence on these claims or to appeal against his striking off. Shepherd is now requesting leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal.