This year’s Business Leadership Report is a ‘must-have’ for any provider that wants to know what its clients are really thinking when it comes to selling legal services. The report focuses on the growing range of alternative legal services and innovations provided by both traditional firms and new model law entrants. It quizzes clients on their attitudes towards these services, their uptake of them and pinpoints which are head and shoulders above the rest... Read more
The UK 200 Real Estate report analyses the key trends in terms of leading firms’ use of property. As a starting point the report will analyse the total cost of a firm’s real estate including rent, rates and service charge and the total amount of square footage they control.
The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, the credibility of which took a severe battering when the five murder suspects stonewalled questions from Michael Mansfield QC about the circumstances surrounding Lawrence's death. Earlier, members of the militant group Nation of Islam had stormed the inquiry building.
Libel lawyer Peter Carter-Ruck, who has been forced to postpone his retirement from his firm after a dispute with partners over its future direction. Due to become a consultant on 30 June, the 84-year-old doyen of libel lawyers may now have to stay on as senior partner until the end of the year. He has called in Clifford Chance to advise him.
Independent barristers. Bar Council vice-chairman Daniel Brennan QC told a conference of barristers, clerks and practice managers that conditional fees could herald the end of the barrister as an independent advocate.