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.
Brian Dorman, senior partner of Scotland's Arthur Andersen associated firm Dorman Jeffrey & Co, has acknowledged that it would probably merge with its larger rival Dundas & Wilson if it also links up with the accountancy firm. Negotiations between Dundas & Wilson and Arthur Andersen over a possible association were revealed in The Lawyer last week. Dorman said he welcomed the prospect of the rival Edinburgh firm "joining us". He envisaged that the two practices would merge if Dundas joined but he acknowledged that he would not be the senior partner of the new firm, saying "there are more of them than us". Senior sources in the Scottish legal market believe that Dundas & Wilson is "very likely" to join Andersens' network, although they warn that there may be "casualties due to equity cleansing".