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.
Young barristers and pupils are being urged to attend an open meeting this Wednesday about the Bar Council's proposed new complaints system. Ronald Thwaites QC, head of chambers at 10 King's Bench Walk, is calling the meeting to explain his rejection of the proposals which he and 150 supporters regard as "flawed, dangerous and anti-Bar". He says barristers, in particular juniors and those in crime work, will be made vulnerable to unmeritorious complaints under the proposed compensation scheme and the new offence of providing inadequate professional services. The meeting starts at 5.30 pm in the Morrison Hall, Council of Legal Eduction, Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn. Those unable to attend can fax or send their signed agenda to the Chief Clerk at Thwaites' chambers.