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.
THE IRISH government's alleged failure to implement a directive giving lawyers the right to easily register and work in Ireland has led the European Commission (EC) to threaten potentially enormous daily recurring fines. Brussels has sent Dublin a final warning letter that tells it to comply with a European Court of Justice ruling from last December, that it should transpose Directive 98/5/EC on the establishment of lawyers onto its statute book. The EU legislation, which was supposed to have been implemented by March 2000, allows lawyers to set up in a member state and practise the country's law upon proving previous registration as a lawyer in another EU country without having to take a test or probationary period. It also says that a lawyer who has practised there for three years can enter professional bodies and acquire the country's professional title.