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.
Leigh Day & Co could be forced to drop the case of the 47 lung cancer victims who are suing Gallaher and Imperial Tobacco, after a ruling which could make it liable for costs of up to £20m if it loses. The tobacco companies claim that the pursuers' firm should be liable for costs because it is funding the litigation, an argument given force last week by Mr Justice Popplewell, who ruled at a private hearing that he would not prevent the tobacco companies from trying to recover their costs from lawyers. Leigh Day is challenging the decision in the Court of Appeal. The firm is doing the work on a "no win no fee" basis because the victims could not obtain legal aid.