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.
A report published by the Policy Studies Institute concludes that an initial pilot on legal aid franchising of non-solicitor advice agencies was successful and that advice centres have "an important role to play in extending access to legal advice". The report coincided with the publication of the Legal Aid Board's proposals for the second phase pilot on block contracting in the not-for-profit sector. Roger Smith, director of the Legal Action Group, said: "Advice agencies need to take a long, hard look at the deal on offer. Solicitors should also be concerned about what's happening here - one issue is whether work will be shifted from solicitors to advice agencies. What is needed now is some comparative research on what solicitors do under the Green Form scheme."