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.
The managing partner of Williams Davies Meltzer, a firm that specialises in professional indemnity, liability claims and insurance work, has written to Law Society president Tony Girling claiming he has learned from specialist PI brokers that his firm could obtain equivalent PI cover to that offered by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund at about one third of the price. He also criticises the Law Society president for failing to disclose details of how SIF pays its panel. "My interest has been excited by anecdotal evidence that SIF pays a minimum hourly charging rate of £160 for all London solicitors, however junior." But Elizabeth Mullins, managing director of SIF, said the anecdotal evidence was "unequivocally incorrect".