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 judicial review that could revolutionise legal aid availability for tribunal cases has been given the go-ahead by a High Court judge. On 11 April, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) was granted leave to challenge the Lord Chancellor's refusal to allow legal aid for any social tribunal and commissioner cases. Lord Mackay was asked by the CPAG last November to make legal aid available for some social security appeals, but refused on the grounds of self-imposed budgetary constraints. The CPAG's legal officer David Thomas said: "Social security has become so complicated that some claimants have little chance of getting justice unless they are represented. The Lord Chancellor really accepted this in his Legal Aid Green Paper, but still refused to extend legal aid."