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.
Minister of State at the Lord Chancellor's Department, Geoff Hoon says the Government will look into how it can prevent silks getting inflated fees purely because they are QCs. He wants to look into whether it could be dealt with via Rules of Court instead of through legislation. As predicted in The Lawyer (19 April), the Government introduced a clause into the committee stage of the Access to Justice Bill requiring would-be QCs to pay the estimated £120,000 cost of their selection process instead of the tax payer. Labour MPs lost their latest bid to abolish QCs and barristers' wigs as the Bill proceeded through its Commons committee stage.